Adobe® Encore® provides a set of keyboard shortcuts. Because many commands and buttons have keyboard equivalents, you can create a project with minimal use of the mouse.

Find keyboard shortcuts

  • Do one of the following:

    • For a tool or button, hold the pointer over the tool or button until its tool tip appears. If available, the keyboard shortcut appears in the tool tip after the tool description.

    • For menu commands, look for the keyboard shortcut at the right of the command.

    • For keyboard shortcuts not shown in tool tips or on menus, refer to the following shortcut tables found in this chapter.

Keys for working in the Project panel

Result

Windows shortcut

Mac OS shortcut

Replace selected asset

cTRL + Alt + Shift + R

Command + Option + Shift + R

Open asset

Double-click

Double-click

Open selected asset

Enter or Return

Enter or Return

Select asset above current selection

Up Arrow

Up Arrow

Select asset below current selection

Down Arrow

Down Arrow

Duplicate selected asset

Ctrl + D

Command + D

Select all

Ctrl + A

Command + A

Deselect all

Ctrl + Shift + A

Command + Shift + A

Scroll to bottom of panel

End

End

Scroll to top of panel

Home

Home

New folder

Ctrl + Shift + N

Command + Shift + N

Open/close folders

Double-click

Double-click

Close selected folder

Left Arrow

Left Arrow

Open selected folder

Right Arrow

Right Arrow

Keys for selecting tools in the Tools panel

Result

Windows shortcut

Mac OS shortcut

Selection tool

V—press and release to change, hold to toggle

V—press and release to change, hold to toggle

Direct Select tool

A—press and release to change, hold to toggle

A—press and release to change, hold to toggle

Move tool

M—press and release to change, hold to toggle

M—press and release to change, hold to toggle

Rotate tool

R—press and release to change, hold to toggle

R—press and release to change, hold to toggle

Text tool

T—press and release to change, hold to toggle

T—press and release to change, hold to toggle

Vertical Text tool

Y—press and release to change, hold to toggle

Y—press and release to change, hold to toggle

Switch between vertical and horizontal text tools

Y or T

Y or T

Zoom tool

Z—press and release to change, hold to toggle

Z—click to change, hold to toggle

Keys for working in the Menu Viewer

This table lists only those shortcuts that are not displayed in menu commands or tool tips.

Result

Windows shortcut

Mac OS shortcut

Constrain aspect ratio while scaling

Shift-drag the bounding box handles

Shift-drag the bounding box handles

Constrain movement (including rotation) to 45°

Shift-drag

Shift-drag

Nudge selection 1 pixel down

Down Arrow

Down Arrow

Nudge selection 1 pixel up

Up Arrow

Up Arrow

Nudge selection 1 pixel left

Left Arrow

Left Arrow

Nudge selection 1 pixel right

Right Arrow

Right Arrow

Nudge selection 10 pixels down

Shift + Down Arrow

Shift + Down Arrow

Nudge selection 10 pixels left

Shift + Left Arrow

Shift + Left Arrow

Nudge selection 10 pixels right

Shift + Right Arrow

Shift + Right Arrow

Nudge selection 10 pixels up

Shift + Up Arrow

Shift + Up Arrow

Set link for selected button

Ctrl + L

Command + L

Set video background for motion menu

Alt-drag a video file from the Project panel

Option-drag a video file from the Project panel

Replace selected item

Alt-double-click an item in the Library panel

Option-double-click at item in the Library panel

Replace selected item

Alt-drag an item from the Library panel or Windows Explorer onto the item

Option-drag an item from the Library panel or Mac OS Finder onto the item

Replace without scale

Ctrl-click the Replace button in the Library

Command-click the Replace button in the Library

Replace without scale

Ctrl + Alt-double-click an item in the Library

Command + Option-click an item in the Library

Replace without scale

Ctrl + Alt-drag from the Library onto the selected item

Command + Option-drag from the Library onto the selected item

Duplicate selected item

Alt-drag

Option-drag

Scale from center

Alt-drag the bounding box handles

Option-drag the bounding box handles

Show menu layers

Ctrl + right-click

Command + Control-click

Zoom in

Ctrl + . (period)

Command + . (period)

Zoom in

+ (plus)

+ (plus)

Zoom out

Ctrl + , (comma)

Command + , (comma)

Zoom out

- (minus)

- (minus)

Keys for working with text in menus and subtitles

Result

Windows shortcut

Mac OS shortcut

Enter text edit mode

Double-click text object

Double-click text object

Exit text edit mode

Esc

Esc

Move subtitle text in the Monitor tab when in text-editing mode

Ctrl-drag

Command-drag

Select word

Double-click

Double-click

Select line

Triple-click

Triple-click

Select paragraph

Click 4 times

Click 4 times

Select all text in text block

Click 5 times

Click 5 times

Select all text in text block

Ctrl + A

Command + A

Move cursor one character right or left

Right Arrow or Left Arrow

Right Arrow or Left Arrow

Move cursor one line up or down

Up Arrow or Down Arrow

Up Arrow or Down Arrow

Move cursor one word right or left

Ctrl + Right Arrow or Left Arrow

Command + Right Arrow or Left Arrow

Move cursor to next paragraph

Ctrl + Down Arrow

Command + Down Arrow

Move cursor to previous paragraph

Ctrl + Up Arrow

Command + Up Arrow

Move cursor to beginning of line

Home

Home

Move cursor to end of line

End

End

Move cursor to beginning of text

Ctrl + Home

Command + Home

Move cursor to end of text

Ctrl + End

Command + End

Increase selection of text

Shift-click

Shift-click

Increase selection by word

Double-click + drag

Double-click + drag

Increase selection by line

Triple-click + drag

Triple-click + drag

Increase selection by paragraph

Click 4 times + drag

Click 4 times + drag

Increase selection by character

Shift + Left Arrow or Right Arrow

Shift + Left Arrow or Right Arrow

Increase selection by word

Ctrl + Shift + Left Arrow or Right Arrow

Command + Shift + Left Arrow or Right Arrow

Increase selection by line

Ctrl + Shift + Up Arrow or Down Arrow

Command + Shift + Up Arrow or Down Arrow

Increase selection to beginning of text

Shift + Home

Shift + Home

Increase selection to end of text

Shift + End

Shift + End

Keys for working in the Slideshow Viewer

Result

Windows shortcut

Mac OS shortcut

Select last slide

End

End

Select first slide

Home

Home

Select next slide

Page Down

Page Down

Select previous slide

Page Up

Page Up

Select slide above

Up Arrow

Up Arrow

Select slide below

Down Arrow

Down Arrow

Select slide right

Right Arrow

Right Arrow

Select slide left

Left Arrow

Left Arrow

Zoom in

Ctrl + . (period)

Command + . (period)

Zoom In

+ (plus)

+ (plus)

Zoom out

Ctrl + , (comma)

Command + , (comma)

Zoom out

- (minus)

- (minus)

Keys for working in the Timeline Viewer

Result

Windows shortcut

Mac OS shortcut

Play/Pause (toggle)

Spacebar

Spacebar

Ripple delete

Shift + Backspace

Shift + Backspace

Slip audio or video independently

Alt-drag or Alt-click the audio or video portion of the clip with the Selection tool

Opt-drag or Opt-click the audio or video portion of the clip with the Selection tool

Move current-time indicator to end of last clip in timeline

End

End

Move current-time indicator to beginning of timeline

Home

Home

Move current-time indicator one frame left

Left Arrow

Left Arrow

Move current-time indicator one frame right

Right Arrow

Right Arrow

Go to next chapter point or edit point

Page Down

Page Down

Go to previous chapter point or edit point

Page Up

Page Up

Add a chapter point

Shift + 8

Shift + 8

Add a chapter point

* (asterisk on keypad)

* (asterisk on keypad)

Set a poster frame

Ctrl + Alt-drag from a chapter point

Command + Option-drag from a chapter point

Set a poster frame (prerequisite: chapter point is selected)

Shift + * (asterisk on keypad)

Shift + * (asterisk on keypad)

Set a poster frame (prerequisite: chapter point is selected)

Ctrl + Shift + 8

 

Scroll timeline forward

Scroll wheel roll down

Scroll wheel roll down

Scroll timeline backward

Scroll wheel roll up

Scroll wheel roll up

Move current-time indicator one frame left

Ctrl + scroll wheel roll up

Command + scroll wheel roll up

Move current-time indicator one frame right

Ctrl + scroll wheel roll down

Command + scroll wheel roll down

Zoom in

Ctrl + . (period)

Command + . (period)

Zoom in

+ (plus) on numeric keypad

+ (plus) on numeric keypad

Zoom in

Click with zoom tool

Click with zoom tool

Zoom out

Alt-click with zoom tool

Option-click with zoom tool

Zoom out

- (minus) on numeric keypad

- (minus) on numeric keypad

Zoom out

Ctrl + , (comma)

Command + , (comma)

Keys for working in the Project Preview window

Result

Windows shortcut

Mac OS shortcut

Open Project Preview window

Shift + Spacebar

Shift + Spacebar

Activate current button

Enter

Enter

Activate a specific button

Press the number (1 through 9) of the button you want to activate.

Press the number (1 through 9) of the button you want to activate.

Activate End Action button

End

End

Activate Title button

Home

Home

Activate Menu button

Insert

none

Play/Pause

Spacebar

Spacebar

Go to previous chapter

Ctrl + Left Arrow

Command + Left Arrow

Go to next chapter

Ctrl + Right Arrow

Command + Right Arrow

Navigate buttons in a menu

Use the arrow keys to navigate up/down/right/left

Use the arrow keys to navigate up/down/right/left

Increase size of window and contents

Ctrl + = (equal sign) on main keyboard or + (plus sign) on numeric keypad

Command + = (equal sign) on main keyboard or + (plus sign) on numeric keypad

Decrease size of window and contents

Ctrl + - (hyphen) on main keyboard or - (minus sign) on numeric keypad

Command + - (hyphen) on main keyboard or - (minus sign) on numeric keypad

Keys for switching workspaces

Result

Windows shortcut

Mac OS shortcut

Switch to first workspace in Workspace menu

Alt + Shift + 1

Option + Shift + 1

Switch to second workspace in Workspace menu

Alt + Shift + 2

Option + Shift + 2

Switch to third workspace in Workspace menu

Alt + Shift + 3

Option + Shift + 3

Switch to fourth workspace in Workspace menu

Alt + Shift + 4

Option + Shift + 4

Switch to fifth workspace in Workspace menu

Alt + Shift + 5

Option + Shift + 5

Switch to sixth workspace in Workspace menu

Alt + Shift + 6

Option + Shift + 6

Switch to seventh workspace in Workspace menu

Alt + Shift + 7

Option + Shift + 7

Switch to eighth workspace in Workspace menu

Alt + Shift + 8

Option + Shift + 8

Switch to ninth workspace in Workspace menu

Alt + Shift + 9

Option + Shift + 9

Keys for resetting application defaults

Result

Windows shortcut

Mac OS shortcut

Reset keys in registry file

Ctrl + Shift while Encore starts

Drag the Preferences file to the trash and restart Encore.

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