13 keyword shortcut for ArcMap

ArcMap is the main component of the ArcGIS. It is the visualization component of the GIS (see what is gis?) where you visualize the data, make a geographic query, design and print map and many more. Following tips will help you to perform your job efficiently. Shortcuts are always helpful.

Number

Description

Shortcut

1

Activate the Data frame

Hold down the Alt Key
and click the data frame name to be activated

2

Create a copy of a layer
within the same data frame

Hold down the Ctrl key
and drag the layer up or down where you want it. To copy multiple layers,
select all the layers and drag the selected layers up or down.

3

Moving a layer to different
data frame

Hold down the Ctrl key while
moving to different data frame.

4

How to open layer’s properties
dialog box

Select the layer and press Enter

5

Zoom to the extent of a layer

Click the layer name while
holding the Alt Key

6

Panning around the Map

Hold down the C key

7

Zoom In

Hold down the X key

8

Open the table quickly

Hold down the Ctrl key
and double-click a layer or table in the table of contents or select the
layer or table and press Ctrl + T

9

Switch selection in a table

Press Ctrl + U

10

Toggle field sorting in a
table between ascending and descending

Double – Click a field name.

11

Go back to the previous
extent.

Press <

12

Go forward to the next extent.

Press >

13

Zoom to layer’s extent.

Hold down the Alt key and
click the layer name on the table of Contents

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