Suppose I have a text object currently selected on a slide. I'd like a keyboard shortcut that lets me edit the text without erasing it, just like F2 does in the Microsoft world. Return is close: it enters text editing mode, but erases the contents of the text object.

Anybody have any ideas?

  • A quick workaround is to press Return and then ⌘ cmd+Z. Jul 21, 2016 at 18:11
  • Oh that is just horrifying. But yeah, I'll do that until I figure out something better. Jul 22, 2016 at 19:14

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If you press control-q and then control-e it lets me edit the text field.


I noticed that pressing control + q twice goes into edit mode but I have not seen this documented anywhere.

Also, pressing control + o adds a newline below the current line without moving the cursor 🤷🏻‍♂

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