Keyboard shortcuts can help you save time and be more productive when working on a layout. In most cases, the layout view must have keyboard focus (be the active window) to use the shortcuts. The shortcuts listed here are specific to the layout view, however, shortcuts for the Contents pane are also available when working with layouts.
Select on the layout
Use keyboard shortcuts to make selections.
Select all the elements on the page.
Deselect all the elements on the page.
Shift+Down arrow or Shift+Up arrow
Continuously select elements.
Elements are deselected if you switch arrow keys while pressing Shift.
Edit on the layout
Use keyboard shortcuts to work with elements on the page. Most of these shortcuts require a selection first.
Delete the selected elements.
Copy the selected elements.
Cut the selected elements.
Paste the contents of the clipboard to the page.
Ctrl and drag
Immediately copy the selected elements to the layout without a paste command.
Group the selected elements.
Ungroup the selected group.
Switch the visibility of the selected elements.
Shift+Up arrow, Shift+Down arrow, Shift+Left arrow, or Shift+Right arrow
Nudge the selected elements 5 points.
Ctrl+Up arrow, Ctrl+Down arrow, Ctrl+Left arrow, or Ctrl+Right arrow
Nudge the selected elements .5 points.
Navigate the page
Use keyboard shortcuts to navigate the page.
Up arrow key, Down arrow key, Left arrow key, or Right arrow key
Pan in the direction of the arrow key.
Zoom to the full page.
Plus sign (+)
Shift and right-click
Override the active tool with the Explore tool.
Zoom out incrementally.
Go to the previous extent.
Go to the next extent.
Zoom and pan on the layout while a map frame is active.
When a map frame is active on a layout, you can use the keyboard shortcuts for navigation to navigate on the map.