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    The “Key-in” short cuts dialogue box can be accessed by typing “KS”. Selecting the command will display all the key-in shortcuts allocated to that command, as shown in Figure 1.

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    Figure 1.

    Revit commands can have several short cut key-in options, for example the “Properties” dialogue box can be toggled on and off by typing in either “PP”, “CTRL+1”, “P1” or “PA”.

    If you key in the initial key of the “Shortcut” in this example “P”, this will appear in “Brackets” in the “Status Bar”, as shown in Figure 2.

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    Figure 2.

    Using the “Arrow” keys, you can navigate through all the commands that have the initial character (P) until the required command is displayed in the “Status Bar”. The remaining characters of the short cut are shown to the right of the initial character.

    Figure 3 shows some of the commands that have the initial character “P”. Only one command at a time is displayed in the “Status Bar”.

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    Figure 3.

    As the relevant commands cycle through they are displayed in the “Status Bar”. When the required command is displayed, pressing “Enter” initiates that command.