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Appendix D: Shortcuts and Hotkeys


ChemDraw Shortcuts


See also "ChemDraw Hotkeys".

File Commands
 
 
 
Command+N
new document
Command+S
save document
Command+O
open document
Shift+Command+S
save as...
Command+W
close document
Shift+Command+P
page set up...
Command+Q
quit
Command+P
print...
Command+M
minimize the ChemDraw window
 
 
Edit Commands
 
 
 
Command+Z
undo
Del
clear
Command+X
cut
Command+A
select all
Command+C
copy
Command+Y
repeat last command
Command+V
paste
 
 
View Commands
 
 
 
Command+H
toggle crosshair
Command+;
toggle rulers
Command+\
actual size
Command+>
magnify
Command+/
fit to window
Command+<
reduce
Object Commands
 
 
 
Command+L
toggle fixed lengths
Command+K
scale
Command+E
toggle fixed angles
Command+R
rotate
Command+G
group selected objects
Shift+Command+H
flip horizontal
Shift+Command+G
ungroup objects
Option+Shift+
Command+H
rotate 180 horizontal
Command+J
join selected objects
Shift+Command+V
flip vertical
Command+[
bring to front
Option+Shift+
Command+V
rotate 180 vertical
Command+]
send to back
Shift+Click
select multiple objects
Structure Commands
 
 
 
Shift+Command+N
convert name to structure
Shift+Command+K
clean up structure
Option+Command+N
convert structure to name
 
 
Text Commands
 
 
 
Shift+Command+L
flush left
Shift+Command+J
justified
Shift+Command+C
centered
Shift+Command+M
automatic justification
Shift+Command+R
flush right
Shift+Option+8
(in a label)
insert symbol
Drawing Commands
 
 
 
Command+Option+Tab
toggle the previous drawing tool
Option+Shift+
click (w/pen tool)
remove a curve segment
Command+drag
copy a selected object
Shift+Command+drag
copy a selected object (constrained to X and Y axes)
Shift+click (w/saturated double bond ring tools)
change orientation of double bonds
Command+click (w/ring tools except chairs)
create resonance delocalized ring
Shift+drag (w/resize handle)
distort (limit resize to X or Y axis)
Command+drag (w/alkane chain tool)
change direction of a chain


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