TEMPLOT  0.74.b  KEYBOARD  SHORTCUTS  -  DRAWING  PAD  MENUS

This list is for Templot version 0.74.b only.  (click 0.78.e shortcuts for version 0.78.e)

This list is in alphanumerical order on the keys. To find a specific function, click the Edit > Find (on This Page)... menu item (Ctrl-F) in this window.

To print this list click  File > Print  in this window. If the list does not fit within the page width click  View > Text Size  in this window and select a smaller size, or Ctrl-Roll (Ctrl+ mouse roller).

This list can also be printed in a different format from within the Templot program. Click the help > show shortcut keys list menu item, and then click the print button.

For laptop users there are some alternatives to the number-pad shortcuts :

   ADD key (zoom in) is also on SHIFT+CTRL-EQUALS (=)
   SUBTRACT key (zoom out) is also on SHIFT+CTRL-MINUS (-)
   MULTIPLY key (peg onto notch) is also on SHIFT+CTRL-QUOTE (')
   DIVIDE key (notch under peg) is also on SHIFT+CTRL-SLASH (/)

==KEYBOARD===== ==FUNCTION=============== ==DETAILS=====================
CTRL-A GROUP SELECT ALL select all stored templates as members of a group
CTRL-B BACKGROUND LIST show the list of background templates
CTRL-C CURVING... enter the curving-line radius for the main road in the current template
CTRL-D RE-DO CHANGES cycle the roll-back register forwards (cancel CTRL-U, UNDO)
CTRL-E SWITCH... select a switch size for the current turnout
CTRL-F CURVED (FIXED RADIUS) the current template curving-line for the main road is on a constant radius
CTRL-G STRAIGHT the current template curving-line for the main road is straight
CTRL-H SWAP HAND swap the current template to the opposite hand (i.e. flip entire template, see also CTRL-X)
CTRL-I INSERT TURNOUT IN PLAIN TRACK convert the current plain track template to a turnout template on the same alignment
CTRL-J JOTTER (toggle) show or hide the jotter window for your jottings
CTRL-K CROSSING... select the V-crossing type and angle for the current template
CTRL-L CONVERT TO PLAIN TRACK convert the current turnout template to a plain track template on the same alignment
CTRL-M MINT FROM CURRENT restore the current template to mint condition
CTRL-N SWAP TEMPLATE END-FOR-END swap the current template end-for-end on the same alignment (convert a facing turnout to or from a trailing turnout)
CTRL-O STORAGE BOX show the Storage Box
CTRL-P PARK CURRENT # 1 park a copy of the current template in parking bay # 1
CTRL-Q QUICK SET... show the quick-set window to quickly set a new mint template
CTRL-R RETRIEVE PARKED # 1 retrieve the current template from the copy in parking bay # 1
CTRL-S BACKGROUND SHAPES show the Background Shapes window to add, modify or delete shapes, labels and scanned images
CTRL-T EASEMENT FROM STRAIGHT the current template main-road curving-line is on a transition curve easement (the 1st radius is straight)
CTRL-U UNDO CHANGES cycle the roll-back register backwards (cancel CTRL-D, RE-DO)
CTRL-V STORE & BACKGROUND add a copy of the current template to the storage box and copy it to the pad background
CTRL-W HIDE CURRENT TEMPLATE (toggle) show background items only on the pad (toggle or F12 to reset) (no effect on printing)
CTRL-X INVERT HANDING swap the hand of the current template and invert the curving (i.e swap TS and MS with the main road curving-line preserved, see also CTRL-H)
CTRL-Y GROUP SELECT NONE de-select all stored templates from a group
CTRL-Z B6 TURNOUT RESET reset the current template to a B-6 turnout
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CTRL-DELETE CLEAR ALL TEMPLATES clear (delete) all stored templates and the background drawing
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the following CTRL+number shortcuts use the number keys on the main keyboard only   For more information about these pre-set peg positions, click peg positions.
CTRL-1 PEG ON RAIL-JOINT set the fixing peg at the toe rail-joint for turnouts, or the joint end for plain track
CTRL-2 PEG ON TP (toggle) set the fixing peg at the toe-point (switch blade tips) (repeat to toggle alignment to main-road or turnout-road)
CTRL-3 PEG ON DP (toggle) set the fixing peg at the deflection-point (repeat to toggle alignment to main-road or turnout-road)
CTRL-4 PEG ON FP (toggle) set the fixing peg at the fine-point (gauge-line intersection) (repeat to toggle alignment to main-road or turnout-road)
CTRL-5 PEG ON TXP set the fixing peg at the turnout-side crossover mid-point
CTRL-6 PEG ON TVJP set the fixing peg at the turnout-side vee joint (vee splice rail end)
CTRL-7 PEG ON MXP set the fixing peg at the main-side crossover mid-point
CTRL-8 PEG ON MVJP set the fixing peg at the main-side vee joint (vee point rail end)
CTRL-9 PEG ON LENGTH set the fixing peg at the full template length
CTRL-0 RESET PEG reset the fixing peg on the datum rail-end
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F1 HELP BUTTONS AND BARS open help texts (where available)
F2 INFO (toggle) toggle the information panel on or off
F3  or  F4 ADJUST PLAIN-TRACK LENGTH MOUSE ACTION adjusts the length of a plain-track template
F3 ADJUST TURNOUT APPROACH LENGTH MOUSE ACTION adjusts the length of approach track for a turnout template and modifies the overall length accordingly
F4 ADJUST OVERALL TURNOUT LENGTH MOUSE ACTION adjusts the overall length of a turnout template, adding exit track accordingly
F5 ADJUST SIZE MOUSE ACTION adjusts the turnout size (switch size and V-crossing angle)
F6 ADJUST CURVING MOUSE ACTION adjusts the curving-line radius in the main road
F7 SHIFT POSITION MOUSE ACTION moves the template across the pad
F8 ROTATE AROUND PEG MOUSE ACTION rotates the template around its fixing peg
F9 SLIDE THROUGH PEG MOUSE ACTION slides the template through the peg position (the curving-line slides, see also CTRL-F6 SNAKE)
F10 PREVIEW CURRENT TEMPLATE preview the page outlines for printing the current template
F11 PRINT CURRENT TEMPLATE print the current template pages only (including any background templates which they contain)
F12 REDRAW + SHOW CURRENT reset and re-draw template; cancel mouse actions
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CTRL-F1 or 1 key SPOT ZOOM AND LOCK MOUSE ACTION zooms on the spot (pad remains on existing centre)
CTRL-F2 or 2 key SCALE ZOOM AND LOCK MOUSE ACTION zooms from the origin (grid origin remains stationary)
CTRL-F3 or 3 key MOVE DATUM MOUSE ACTION moves the datum point (green dot) for the current template
CTRL-F4 or 4 key MOVE PAD VIEW MOUSE ACTION moves the pad view area (alternative to the panning controls)
CTRL-F5 or 5 key SWING ALONG CURVE MOUSE ACTION swings the template along the curving-line radius
CTRL-F6 or 6 key SNAKE THROUGH PEG MOUSE ACTION slides the template through the peg position (curving-line is fixed, see also F9 SLIDE)
CTRL-F7 or 7 key ADJUST SLEW AMOUNT MOUSE ACTION adjusts the amount of sideways slew
CTRL-F8 or 8 key MOVE PEG MOUSE ACTION moves the fixing peg within the current template
CTRL-F9 or 9 key MAINTAIN LENGTH MOUSE ACTION adjusts the approach track length and maintains the overall length of a turnout template constant
CTRL-F10 or 0 key ZOOM/PAN CONTROLS show the zoom and panning controls if previously hidden
CTRL-F11 PRINT ENTIRE PAD print the entire pad in pages including all background templates
CTRL-F12 CLICK PAD CENTRE centralize the pad view on a clicked location
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SHIFT-F1 MAKE MIRROR ON PEG duplicate the current template as a mirror image about the current position of the fixing peg
SHIFT-F2 MAKE CROSSOVER duplicate the current turnout and adjust it to form a double-track crossover
SHIFT-F3 MAKE DOUBLE-TRACK TS create plain track on the Turnout-Side of the current template for double-track
SHIFT-F4 MAKE DOUBLE-TRACK MS create plain track on the Main-Side for of the current template for double-track
SHIFT-F5 CALIBRATE PRINTER perform the printer calibration process
SHIFT-F6 ROTATE GROUP 180 DEGS rotate the selected group of templates through 180 degs around the notch
SHIFT-F7 CYCLE NOTCH cycle the pegging notch through its recent locations
SHIFT-F8 ROTATE CURRENT 180 DEGS rotate the current template through 180 degrees around its fixing peg
SHIFT-F9 PAD VIEW CENTRED ON PEG centralize the pad view on the current template fixing peg
SHIFT-F10 SHOVE TIMBERS show the shove-timbers controls
SHIFT-F11 PAD VIEW TO FIT CURRENT ONLY zoom the pad view to fit the current template only
SHIFT-F12 PAD VIEW TO FIT BACKGROUND zoom the pad view to fit all background templates
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SHIFT+CTRL-F1 1st TRANSITION RADIUS mouse actions apply to 1st transition radius
SHIFT+CTRL-F2 2nd TRANSITION RADIUS mouse actions apply to 2nd transition radius
SHIFT+CTRL-F3 ADJUST TRANSITION START MOUSE ACTION adjusts the transition zone start point
SHIFT+CTRL-F4 ADJUST TRANSITION LENGTH MOUSE ACTION adjusts the length of the transition zone
SHIFT+CTRL-F5 ADJUST SLEWING START MOUSE ACTION adjusts the slewing zone start point
SHIFT+CTRL-F6 ADJUST SLEWING LENGTH MOUSE ACTION adjusts the length of the slewing zone
SHIFT+CTRL-F7 SHIFT GROUP MOUSE ACTION shifts the selected group of templates across the pad
SHIFT+CTRL-F8 ROTATE GROUP MOUSE ACTION rotates the selected group of templates around the notch
SHIFT+CTRL-F9 MOVE SPACING-RING MOUSE ACTION moves the spacing-ring tool
SHIFT+CTRL-F10 MOVE PAGE ORIGIN MOUSE ACTION moves the printed page margins to fit the drawing
SHIFT+CTRL-F11 FULL MOUSE DRAW show complete current template during mouse actions
SHIFT+CTRL-F12 SKELETON MOUSE DRAW show skeleton current template during mouse actions
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BACKSPACE key REPEAT LAST ACTION repeat the most recently used mouse action
DELETE key HIDE MOUSE ACTION PANEL (toggle) hide the mouse action panel without cancelling the mouse action (toggle)
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NUMPAD 2,4,6,8 keys MOVE MOUSE POINTER SQUARE use the number-pad keys instead of the mouse for mouse actions (square moves)
NUMPAD 1,3,7,9 keys MOVE MOUSE POINTER DIAGONAL use the number-pad keys instead of the mouse for mouse actions (diagonal moves)
NUMPAD 5 key CLICK MOUSE make a mouse click with the key instead of the mouse button
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CTRL- \ SNAP APPROACH / PLAIN TRACK TO SLEEPER snap the length of approach track or plain track to the centre of the end sleeper
CTRL- - SHORTEN BY ONE SLEEPER shorten the length of approach track or plain track by one sleeper ( CTRL + minus key)
CTRL- = EXTEND TO NEXT SLEEPER extend the length of approach track or plain track by one sleeper ( CTRL + equal key)
CTRL- / SNAP EXIT TRACK TO SLEEPER snap the length of exit track to the centre of the end sleeper
CTRL- [ SHORTEN EXIT BY ONE SLEEPER shorten the length of exit track by one sleeper
CTRL- ] EXTEND EXIT TO NEXT SLEEPER extend the length of exit track by one sleeper
CTRL- ` SNAP TURNOUT LENGTH TO VEE JOINT snap the turnout length to the end of the vee point rail (TVJP) ( CTRL + ` (top left) key)
SHIFT+CTRL- ` SNAP TO PEG snap the length of the template to the current peg position (SHIFT+CTRL + ` (top left) key)
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CTRL- . CROSS-HAIRS MOUSE POINTER change the mouse pointer to cross-hairs for accurate measuring and location
( CTRL + full-stop, period key)
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ADD key ZOOM IN (SPOT EXPLODE) zoom in one normal step ( number-pad + key )
SUBTRACT key ZOOM OUT (SPOT SHRINK) zoom out one normal step ( number-pad - key )
CTRL-ADD ZOOM IN SLOW zoom in one small step ( CTRL+ number-pad + key )
CTRL-SUBTRACT ZOOM OUT SLOW zoom out one small step ( CTRL+ number-pad - key )
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MULTIPLY key SHIFT PEG ONTO NOTCH shift the current template to engage its fixing peg on the notch ( number-pad * key )
DIVIDE key MOVE NOTCH UNDER PEG move the pegging notch under the current template's fixing peg ( number-pad / key )
SHIFT+CTRL+ = ZOOM IN same as ADD key above (Shift+Ctrl+equals key)
SHIFT+CTRL+ - ZOOM OUT same as SUBTRACT key above (Shift+Ctrl+minus key)
SHIFT+CTRL+ ' SHIFT PEG ONTO NOTCH same as MULTIPLY key above (Shift+Ctrl+quote key)
SHIFT+CTRL+ / MOVE NOTCH UNDER PEG same as DIVIDE key above (Shift+Ctrl+forward slash key)
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DECIMAL key PAD VIEW CENTRED ON PEG same as SHIFT-F9 above ( number-pad . key )
CTRL-DECIMAL key PAD VIEW CENTRED ON NOTCH centralize the pad view on the pegging notch ( CTRL + number-pad . key )
NUMPAD 0 key EXAMINE PEG (toggle) centralize the pad view on the fixing peg and zoom in close (toggle to zoom back out)
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INSERT key TOGGLE REFRESH MODE toggle between on-screen or off-screen refresh
CTRL-INSERT OFF-SCREEN REFRESH select off-screen refresh mode (slow)
SHIFT-INSERT ON-SCREEN REFRESH select on-screen refresh mode (fast)
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PAGE UP key ZOOM-FREE MODE zoom to fit the current template as its length changes
PAGE DOWN key ZOOM-LOCKED MODE zoom is locked at the current setting
CTRL-PAGE UP LENGTH-FREE MODE template length changes with turnout size
CTRL-PAGE DOWN LENGTH-LOCKED MODE template length is fixed regardless of turnout size
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CTRL-NUMPAD 0 PEG MOVES FREE moving the fixing peg with the CTRL-F8 MOVE PEG mouse action will be free of constraints
CTRL-NUMPAD 1 PEG ALONG RAIL 1 the CTRL-F8 MOVE PEG mouse action will move the fixing peg along rail 1
CTRL-NUMPAD 2 PEG ALONG RAIL 2 the CTRL-F8 MOVE PEG mouse action will move the fixing peg along rail 2
CTRL-NUMPAD 3 PEG ALONG RAIL 3 the CTRL-F8 MOVE PEG mouse action will move the fixing peg along rail 3
CTRL-NUMPAD 4 PEG ALONG RAIL 4 the CTRL-F8 MOVE PEG mouse action will move the fixing peg along rail 4
CTRL-NUMPAD 5 PEG ALONG ADJACENT MS the CTRL-F8 MOVE PEG mouse action will move the fixing peg along the adjacent track (main-side) centre-line
CTRL-NUMPAD 6 PEG ALONG ADJACENT TS the CTRL-F8 MOVE PEG mouse action will move the fixing peg along the adjacent track (turnout-side) centre-line
CTRL-NUMPAD 7 PEG ALONG DOUBLE the CTRL-F8 MOVE PEG mouse action will move the fixing peg along the double-track (turnout-side) centre-line
CTRL-NUMPAD 8 PEG ALONG MS-CENTRE the CTRL-F8 MOVE PEG mouse action will move the fixing peg along the main-road centre-line
CTRL-NUMPAD 9 PEG ALONG TS-CENTRE the CTRL-F8 MOVE PEG mouse action will move the fixing peg along the turnout-road centre-line
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@ Key EXTRA-FINE ADJUST set extra-fine mouse action response rate
% Key FINE ADJUST set fine mouse action response rate
! Key COARSE ADJUST set coarse mouse action response rate
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< Key PAPER BUNCHING ON turn paper-bunching on
> Key PAPER BUNCHING OFF reset paper-bunching off
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- Key (minus) 1st TRANSITION RADIUS same as SHIFT+CTRL-F1 above
= Key (equal) 2nd TRANSITION RADIUS same as SHIFT+CTRL-F2 above
[ Key ADJUST TRANSITION START same as SHIFT+CTRL-F3 above
] Key ADJUST TRANSITION LENGTH same as SHIFT+CTRL-F4 above
' Key (quote) ADJUST SLEWING START same as SHIFT+CTRL-F5 above
# Key (hash) ADJUST SLEWING LENGTH same as SHIFT+CTRL-F6 above
\ Key SHIFT GROUP same as SHIFT+CTRL-F7 above
/ Key ROTATE GROUP same as SHIFT+CTRL-F8 above
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; Key (semi-colon) TOGGLE MOUSE DRAW toggles SHIFT+CTRL -F11 or -F12 above
. Key
  (full stop, period)
PAD VIEW TO FIT CURRENT ONLY same as SHIFT-F11 above
` Key (top-left key) PAD VIEW TO FIT BACKGROUND same as SHIFT-F12 above
, Key (comma) SHOVE TIMBERS same as SHIFT-F10 above
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PAUSE key MINIMIZE TEMPLOT Templot minimizes to the taskbar


SHIFT key or CAPS-LOCK key : If the Shift key is held down, or the Caps Lock is ON, templates drawn on the background will be highlighted as the mouse pointer passes over their name labels, and a click will show a pop-up menu of copy and selection options. The pop-up menu is also available by clicking anywhere on the template.

The number-pad shortcuts will work only if NUMLOCK is ON and properly initialised. This may require NUMLOCK to be pressed OFF and then ON again. (This is a feature of some Windows Accessibility functions, not Templot).

If you use the Windows Accessibility MouseKeys function it should be set to apply when NUMLOCK is OFF, otherwise the number-pad shortcuts will not work. To change the setting click Start > Settings > Control Panel > Accessibility Options > Mouse > Settings. A function similar to MouseKeys is available within Templot (when NUMLOCK is ON) for use with the mouse actions, as shown in the list.

This list contains only the drawing pad menu items for which there is a keyboard shortcut. There are many other menu items not listed here. The control room and storage box windows each have their own menus and a different set of shortcuts, some of which actually correspond to the Windows standard.


To print this list click  File > Print  in this window. If the list does not fit within the page width click  View > Text Size  in this window and select a smaller size, or Ctrl-Roll (Ctrl+ mouse roller).

This list can also be printed in a different format from within the Templot program. Click the help > show shortcut keys list menu item, and then click the print button.


© revised 1-Nov-2004 for Templot version 0.74.b