Keyboard Shortcuts


Shortcuts for Table Navigation

Analytica supports almost all the standard shortcuts for tables offered by Microsoft Excel. See Shortcuts for Table Navigation for details.

Tab as a shortcut

  • tab:
    • In a Diagram window, select the next node, from left to right, then up to down
    • In an Object window, select the next Attribute field
    • In a table, select the next cell
  • shift+tab: Select the previous node, Attribute, or cell -- i.e. the reverse of tab without shift.

Shortcuts for Toolbar buttons

  • F1: Open the Analytica User Guide PDF
  • F2: ParentTool.jpg: Open Diagram window containing the selected node.
  • F3: OutlineTool.jpg: Open the Outliner window
  • F4: ObjectWindowToolbarButton.jpg: Open the Object window for selected node.
  • F5: ResultToolbarButton.jpg: Open the Result window for the selected variable. (same as CTRL+R)
  • F6: Expr.jpg: Edit the definition (script for Button) of selected Variable or Function (same as CTRL+E) in Attribute Panel or Object window, depending on setting in Preferences... dialog.
  • F7: BrowseTool.jpg: Enter browse mode
  • F8: Edit Mode Toolbar Button.jpg: Enter Edit mode
  • F9: ArrowTool.jpg: Enter Arrow mode.

Shortcuts for menus

  • F10: Select the main menu bar.
    • Use left or right arrow or a letter to select a menu.
    • Use up or down arrow or a letter to select an option in that menu.
  • F11: Toggle between Edit/Arrow editing modes (Edit Mode Toolbar Button.jpg ←→ ArrowTool.jpg ). In Analytica 3.1, this was F2.
  • F12, or CTRL+F12: Open/close typescript window

Shortcuts to add a nodes to a diagram

  • CTRL+1: New Decision node
  • CTRL+2: New Variable node
  • CTRL+3: New Chance node
  • CTRL+4: New Objective node
  • CTRL+5: New Module node
  • CTRL+6: New Index node
  • CTRL+7: New Constant node
  • CTRL+8: New Function node
  • CTRL+9: New Text node
  • CTRL+0: New Button node

Shortcuts to edit a definition or other attribute

  • Double-click on identifier: To select identifier
  • CTRL+f: Open find dialog for this identifier. A quick way to find the node for a variable, or open wiki page for a system function or variable.
  • CTRL+click on a node: When you are editing the Definition (or other attribute) in an Attribute panel, CTRL-click on another node in the same diagram inserts its identifier into the Definition. This shortcut is very handy when writing a complex expression.
  • CTRL+alt on a node: Same as CTRL+click. Useful when running Analytica in VMWare Fusion on a Macintosh, which treats CTRL+click as something else.
  • Return
  • CTRL+Return
  • CTRL+right-arrow: Move right one token (identifier or operator)
  • CTRL+left-arrow: Move left one token (identifier or operator)
  • CTRL+ALT+left-arrow: Find left paren that matches the right paren currently at the left of the caret.
  • CTRL+ALT+right-arrow: Find right parent that matches the left parent currently to the right of the cursor.
  • SHIFT+(any of the above): Select the characters between.

Shortcuts to edit a diagram

  • Arrow: Move selected node(s) in direction of the arrow by a grid increment, if snap to grid is set -- otherwise, by one pixel.
  • SHIFT+arrow: Move selected node(s) in direction of the arrow, by one pixel if snap to grid is set -- otherwise, by one grid increment.
  • CTRL+left-arrow: Align left edges
  • CTRL+F9: Align horiz center
  • SHIFT+F9: Align vert centers of selected nodes
  • CTRL+right-arrow: Align right edges
  • CTRL+=: Align left and right edges of selected nodes
  • CTRL+up-arrow: Align tops of selected nodes
  • CTRL+down-arrow: Align bottoms of selected nodes

These shortcuts use two keystrokes in sequence -- not pressed together:

  • =,right-arrow: Make selected nodes the same width as the first selected node
  • =,down-arrow: Make selected nodes the same height as the first selected node
  • =,=: Make selected nodes the same width and height as the first selected node

CTRL shortcuts by letter

  • CTRL+A: Select All nodes in a diagram, text in a definition, or cells in a table.
  • CTRL+B: Open Number Format Dialog
  • CTRL+C: Copy selected node(s), text, cell or region of a table.
  • CTRL+D: Duplicate selected node(s)
  • CTRL+E: Edit definition of selected node in Attribute pane
  • CTRL+F: Open Find Dialogg to find an object by identifier or title. In a table, Find will search table.
  • CTRL+G: Find next matching item from Find Dialog.
  • CTRL+H: Find object with identifier matching the text you have selected -- e.g. in a definition.
  • CTRL+I: Insert a new row or column after the row or column you have selected in an Edit table.
  • CTRL+J: In a Diagram, align selected node(s) to grid
  • CTRL+K: Kill (delete) the row or column you have selected in an Edit table.
  • CTRL+L: Open dialog to Add Module...
  • CTRL+M: Make an alias from the selected node(s).
  • CTRL+N: Start a New Model
  • CTRL+O: Open a model file
  • CTRL+P: Print the current Diagram, Graph
  • CTRL+Q: Exit (Quit) the model.
  • CTRL+R: Show result for selected variable(s)
  • CTRL+S: Save the model
  • CTRL+T: Adjust selected node(s) to their default size
  • CTRL+U: Open Uncertainty Options... dialog
  • CTRL+V: Paste text, cell or region of a table, or selected nodes.
  • CTRL+W: Close the model
  • CTRL+X: Cut selected text or node(s).
  • CTRL+Y: Toggle between viewing titles and identifiers
  • CTRL+Z: Undo last action (typing text or moving or resizing node(s)
  • CTRL+. (CTRL+dot): Stop the computation in progress.
  • CTRL+Break: Stop the computation in progress.
  • CTRL+' (CTRL+apostrophe): Open/close Typescript window. On some non-English keyboards, this combination is not available. In those cases, use F12.
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