Sign up ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Is there a keyboard shortcut in OpenOffice Writer that will allow me to incrementally change the font size?

If I'm switching between 12 and 14 and 16 often, it would be much easier to be able to tap Ctrl + a a of couple times to go from 12 to 14. The function I'm looking for would be similar to Firefox's zoom feature.

share|improve this question

migrated from Aug 24 '09 at 5:52

This question came from our site for professional and enthusiast programmers.

1 –  Sampson Aug 23 '09 at 18:33
not programming related. Anyway, go tools->customize->keyboard, there you can associate shortcuts to various functions. –  Nick Dandoulakis Aug 23 '09 at 18:36

3 Answers 3

Go to Tools -> Customize -> Keyboard

Choose "Function"

set keyboard shortcuts for "Increase Font" & "Reduce font".

(Note that ctl++ is broken, you can't use the normal keyboard plus, you need to use the numpad plus, or another keyboard shortcut.)

share|improve this answer

CTRL + [ and CTRL + ].

share|improve this answer
This does not work for me. Perhaps because OpenOffice writer politically does not have the functionality to increment/decrement the sizes, I wonder how you manage your hotkeys to call non-existing functionality. –  Val May 25 '13 at 11:17

Althought not by default, you can assign a keyboard shortcut to this function.

Go to Tools Menu -> Customize -> Keyboard

share|improve this answer
And? What is next? Why do you answer only one half of the question? –  Val May 25 '13 at 11:17

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.