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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