Keyboard shortcuts can make using FX Draw a quicker experience.
Shift Ignores Geometrically Important Points and instead jumps to the grid.
Ctrl Ignores grid and any Geometrically Important Points.
Alt Ignores grid and jumps to any Geometrically Important Points.
Video - Overriding GAD With The Keyboard
Returning to Word
Ctrl + R Returns to Word and updates diagram.
Ctrl + A Selects all figures.
Ctrl + X Cuts selected figures and places them on the clipboard.
Ctrl + C Copies the selected figures to the clipboard
Ctrl + V Pastes figures from the clipboard
Ctrl + D Copies and pastes selected figures
Ctrl + Z Undo last action
Ctrl + Y Redo last undone action
Esc Switch to select mode
Ctrl + Pg Up Rotates selected figures 15° anti-clockwise
Ctrl + Pg Dn Rotates selected figures 15° clockwise
Shift + Ctrl + Pg Up Rotates selected figures 1° anti-clockwise
Shift + Ctrl + Pg Dn Rotates selected figures 1° clockwise
Ctrl + G Collects all selected figures into a group figure
Ctrl + H Ungroups the selected figure
Drawing Order (Layout)
F6 Brings selection to the front
Shift + F6 Sends selection to the back
Up Arrow Nudges selected figures upward
Down Arrow Nudges selected figures downward
Left Arrow Nudges selected figures to the left
Right Arrow Nudges selected figures to the right
Holding the Shift key decreases the amount the figures are nudged. Holding the Ctrl key increases the amount the figures are nudged.
Holding the Shift key whilst resizing a group forces the group to maintain its aspect ratio (ratio of width to height) so that the group is not distorted.
Drawing Gallery Images
Holding the Shift key whilst drawing a gallery image forces the gallery image to maintain the aspect ratio it was created with. This again ensures that the gallery image is not distorted.
Drawing Figures Based on Rectangles
Many of the figures which are based on rectangles (rectangles, rounded rectangles, Venn diagrams, graphs, grids etc) can be forced to a square by holding the Shift key when creating them.