Keyboard Commands

Keyboard commands can be used to increase efficiency and precision in the Surfer environment.

 

Plot Window

You can use the keyboard to move the pointer within the plot window,  to select objects, and to move objects.

Menu Commands

The keyboard can be used to access the menu commands.

Dialogs

The keyboard can be used to move around in a dialog.

Customize Keyboard Commands

To customize keyboard commands use the File | Customize command.

 

Default Keyboard Commands

 

General

 

CTRL+F4

Close the plot window

ALT+SPACE

Display the application control menu

ALT+HYPHEN

Display the plot window control menu

CTRL+F6

Next document window

CTRL+SHIFT+F6

Previous document window

CTRL+TAB

Switch between Surfer windows

F10 or ALT

Activate the menu bar

CTRL+ESC

Display the Windows start menu

ALT+TAB

Switch to the last active application

ALT+ENTER

Activate the Properties window

ALT+F11

Activate the Contents window

 

Help

 

F1

Open help for the currently selected command or dialog

SHIFT+F1

Click on a command or dialog to open the detailed help topic

SHIFT+F10

Opens the context-menu for the selected object(s)

 

File

 

CTRL+N

Open a New plot window

CTRL + W

Open a New worksheet

CTRL+O

Open a file

CTRL+S

Save a Surfer .SRF file

CTRL+I

Import a file into the current Surfer window

CTRL+E

Export the current Surfer window

CTRL+P

Print the drawing in the current plot window

ALT+F4

Close Surfer

 

Edit

 

CTRL+A

Select all objects in the current plot window

CTRL+X or SHIFT+DEL

Cut the selected objects to the clipboard

CTRL+C or CTRL+INSERT

Copy the selected objects to the clipboard

CTRL+V or SHIFT+INSERT

Paste the clipboard contents into the plot window

CTRL+Y

Redo the previous Undo command

CTRL+Z or ALT+BACKSPACE

Undo the last command

DELETE

Delete the selected objects

CTRL+SHIFT+A

Deselect All objects in the current plot window

F2

Rename the selected object

 

Plot Window

 

Order Objects

 

SHIFT+PAGE UP

Move selected to front

SHIFT+PAGE DOWN

Move selected object to back

CTRL+PAGE UP

Move selected object forward

CTRL+PAGE DOWN

Move selected object backward

 

View

 

F5

Redraw the screen

CTRL + D

Fit to window

CTRL + G

Page

CTRL + R

Zoom to Rectangle

CTRL + L

Zoom to Selected

CTRL + +

Zoom In

CTRL + -

Zoom Out

F11

Zoom Full Screen

 

 

Digitize Coordinates Dialog

 

CTRL+O

Open a file

CTRL+S

Save as a .BLN or .DAT file

CTRL+A

Save the file as a new .BLN or .DAT file

CTRL+Z or ALT+BACKSPACE

Undo the last command

CTRL+Y

Redo the last undo

CTRL+X

Cut the selected text to the clipboard

CTRL+C or CTRL+INSERT

Copy the selected text to the clipboard

CTRL+V or SHIFT+INSERT

Paste the clipboard contents into the digitizer window

DELETE

Delete the selected text

CTRL+F

Find

CTRL+H

Replace

 

 

Grid Editor Window

 

CTRL+N

Open a new plot window

CTRL+W

Opens a new worksheet window

CTRL+O

Open a grid file

CTRL+S

Save the edited grid file

F5

Redraw the screen

CTRL+B

Assign NoData to the selected node

ARROW

Move to the next node in the direction of the arrow

 

 

Worksheet Window

 

ARROW KEYS

Move to adjacent cell

F2

Edit active cell

DELETE

Clears contents of marked cells

END

When data are in the column: Go to the last row containing data.

When data are not in the column: Go to the end of the document.

ENTER

Preserve the typed contents in the cell

HOME

When data are in the column: Go to the first row with data.

When data are not in the column: Go to the beginning of the document.

PAGE UP

Scroll the worksheet up one screen

PAGE DOWN

Scroll the worksheet down one screen

CTRL + HOME

Go to cell A1

CTRL + Z or ALT+BACKSPACE

Undo the last command

CTRL + Y

Redo the previous Undo command

CTRL + X or SHIFT+DEL

Cut the selected objects to the clipboard

CTRL + C or CTRL + INSERT

Copy the selected objects to the clipboard

CTRL+V or SHIFT+INSERT

Paste the clipboard contents into the plot window

DELETE

Clears contents of the currently selected cell

CTRL + R

Opens the Insert dialog

CTRL + D

Opens the Delete dialog

CTRL + F

Opens the Find and Replace dialog, Find page

F3

Find next command

CTRL + H

Find and Replace dialog, Replace page

 

 

See Also

Customize Keyboard

Selecting Worksheet Cells with the Keyboard

Working with Worksheet Data