As user-friendly as the Inspirations line of software is with all its intuitive icons, it’s still handy to use keyboard shortcuts for repetitive tasks. I’m sure you’re familiar with Select All (CTrl+A), Copy (Ctrl+C) and Paste (Ctrl_V) but now you’ll find a few more shortcuts with the November 2016 update. There are four new shortcuts in the Order task menu.
How about when you want to move a design just a tiny bit? Select a design (or portion of the design) and use the arrows keys on the keyboard to move the design/element in .10 of a millimeter or .01 of an inch. Now that’s fine tuning!
Want to access the redraw window quickly? Just hit Ctrl+R and the redraw window appears.
Open a new window? Hit Crtl+N and a new window appears.
Ctrl+S will automatically save your work. If you want to save it as a different version, go to File, Save As.
Ctrl+Z will Undo the last task while Crtl+Y will Redo the last task.
How about quick alignment shortcuts? Shift+left arrow aligns the elements at the left. Shift+right arrow aligns at the right. Shift+up arrow aligns at the top and Shift+down arrow aligns at the bottom. Shift+C aligns the horizontal and center axis.
But wait, there’s more! Digitizing shortcuts abound in Inspirations software. A simple key stroke of a number key on the keyboard selects a powerful tool.
I’ll bet I missed a couple. Did I? Do you have a favorite that you use all the time? Let us know – we’re always learning here on Software Saturday!
Nancy Stansbury7 years ago
Move in larger increments – Ctrl+Shift+arrow keys
Text – Ctrl+T
Jenny Glass7 years ago
F7 gets the Selection Tool . . . my favorite thing to return to when doing something else
Bruce6 years ago
This post is very helpful! Thanks for the tips!