Quick Guide for EdrawMind

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Shortcut Keys

Navigate to File > Options > Shortcuts, you can find the list of shortcut keys and you are also able to set custom shortcuts to your liking.

shortcut window

Common Operations

Function Shortcuts
Activate Window (Hotkey) Ctrl + Shift + M
Create a new document Ctrl + N
Open Ctrl + O
Find Ctrl + F
Save Ctrl + S
Save as F12
Save all Ctrl + Shift + S
Close current document Ctrl + F4
Close all Ctrl + Shift + F4
Switch document Ctrl + Tab
Print Ctrl + P
Undo Ctrl + Z; Alt + Backspace
Redo Ctrl + Y; Alt + Shift + Backspace; Ctrl + Shift + Z
Copy Ctrl + C
Paste Ctrl + V
Cut Ctrl + X
Format Painter Ctrl + Shift + C
Paste special Ctrl + Alt + V
Delete Delete; Backspace
Delete Selected Topic Shift + Del

Add Topic and Related Elements

Function Shortcuts
Add Subtopic Tab; Insert; Ctrl + Enter
Add Topic Enter
Add Topic Before Shift + Enter
Add Parent Topic Shift + Insert
Add Callout Alt + Enter
Add Floating Topic Alt + F
Add Multiple Topic Ctrl + M
Add Relationship Ctrl + R
Add Boundary Ctrl + Shift + B
Add Summary Ctrl + ]
Add Picture Ctrl + Shift + P
Add Priority Mark Ctrl + 1, 2, 3...
Add Attachment Ctrl + H
Add Note Ctrl + T
Add Comment Ctrl + Shift + T
Add Number Ctrl + Shift + U
Add Task Alt + G

Select Topic and Topic Operations

Function Shortcuts
Select all topics Ctrl + A
Select same type Alt + A
Select more topics Shift + Arrow keys
Select more levels Shift + Alt + Arrow keys
Select same level Ctrl + Shift + A
Select topic Arrow keys
Select first topic in the same level Home
Select last topic in the same level End
Select Main Idea Ctrl + Home
Move up topic Ctrl + Shift + Up
Move down topic Ctrl + Shift + Down
Move topic to top Ctrl + Shift + Home
Move topic to bottom Ctrl + Shift + End

Text Editing and Font Settings

Function Shortcuts
Edit topic text F2
Edit and move cursor to text start Shift + Spacebar
Edit and move cursor to text end Spacebar
Add line break Shift + Enter; Ctrl + Enter
Bold Ctrl + B
Italic Ctrl + I
Underline Ctrl + U
Increase font size Ctrl + Shift + Period
Decrease font size Ctrl + Shift +Comma
Set font color Ctrl + Shift + D

Topic Traversal and Slides

Function Shortcuts
Traverse topics F5
Traverse branches Shift + F5
Display slide page Ctrl + Shift + F5

Map View

Function Shortcuts
Show different levels Alt + 1,2,3…
Show all levels Alt + 0
Display branch Alt + D
Focus on topic F3
Drill/Stop drill F4
Fit Map to page width Alt + F3
Fold Ctrl + F3
Zoom to 100% Ctrl + 0
Zoom in Ctrl + Equal
Zoom out Ctrl + Minus
Vertically move page PageUp; PageDown
Horizontally move page Ctrl + PageUp; Ctrl + PageDown

Full Screen Mode

Function Shortcuts
Start brainstorming F8
Full screen (editable) Ctrl+F5
Laser pointer Ctrl + L
Color pencil Ctrl + P
Draw rectangle Ctrl + Shift + R
Draw oval/ellipse Ctrl + Shift + E
Draw arrow Ctrl + Shift + W
Eraser Ctrl + E
Map zoom in Ctrl + Equal
Select Main Idea Ctrl + Home
Eraser all traces E (Capital)

Open Pane/Window

Function Shortcuts
Open tag manager Ctrl + G
Open clipart pane Ctrl + Shift + I
Open format pane F6
Open spelling check pane F7
Open mark pane F9
Open task pane F10
Open outline pane F11


Function Shortcuts
Cancel operation or close dialog Esc
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