Keyboard Shortcuts to Select the Pointer, Drawing and Text Tools in Microsoft Visio
by Avantix Learning Team | Updated August 30, 2021
Applies to: Microsoft® Visio® 2010, 2013 , 2016, 2019 and 365 (Windows)
Check out these 10 great Microsoft Visio shortcuts for selecting common tools in the Ribbon including the Pointer, Text tools and drawing tools.
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1. Select the Pointer tool
To select the Pointer tool, press Control + 1.
2. Select the Text tool
To select the Text tool, press Control + 2.
3. Select the Connector tool
To select the Connector tool, press Control + 3.
4. Select the Pencil tool
To select the Pencil tool, press Control + 4.
5. Select the Freeform tool
To select the Freeform Tool, press Control + 5.
6. Select the Line tool
To select the Line tool, press Control + 6.
7. Select the Arc tool
To select the Arc tool, press Control + 7.
8. Select the Rectangle tool
To select the Rectangle tool, press Control + 8.
9. Select the Ellipse tool
To select the Ellipse tool, press Control + 9.
10. Select the Text Block tool
To select the Text Block tool, press Control + Shift + 4.
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