Shortcuts to common tasks in CADET

File

Menu Item Action Shortcut
new proJect Starts a new CADET project Ctrl+J
Save project Saves the current project file Ctrl+S
Open project Opens an existing CADET project file Ctrl+O
open Media clip Adds a video or audio clip to the CADET project file for captioning or describing Ctrl+M
Import Imports a file (e.g., a caption transcript or an existing caption file) into the current CADET project none
Export... Exports the current CADET project as a caption file, a plain-text file or a description script none
Quit Exits CADET and shuts down the server none

Edit

Menu Item Action Shortcut
Cut Block Cuts the highlighted block of text and adds it to the clipboard Ctrl+Shift+X
Copy Block Copies the highlighted block of text to the clipboard Ctrl+Shift+C
Paste Block Pastes text from the clipboard Ctrl+Shift+V
Delete Block Deletes the highlighted block of text Ctrl+Shift+Del
Find... Find and replace text within the current project Ctrl+Shift+F

Style

Menu Item Action Shortcut
Bold Type bold text, or make selected text bold Ctrl+B
Italic Type italic text, or make selected text italic Ctrl+I
Underline Type underlined text, or underline selected text Ctrl+U
Alignment
  • Left: left-align text; left justification
  • Center: center-align text; center justification (default)
  • Right: right-align text, left justification
  • Top: position text at the top of the video region
  • Bottom: position text at the bottom of the video region (default)
none
Text Color Show text in the following colors: black, white (default), red, blue, green, yellow, cyan, magenta none
Background Color Show the background of the caption region in the following colors: black (default), white, red, blue, green, yellow, cyan, magenta none
♪ musicaL Note ♪ Insert musical note Ctrl+L

Events

Menu Item Action Shortcut
Go to Current Row Scroll the editor to the cursor's current position none
Insert Row Before Insert a row into the editor above the current row none
Insert Row After Insert a row into the editor below the current row none
Delete Row(s) Removes the current row, or selected rows, from the editor (cannot be undone) Ctrl+Shift+Del
Clear Editor... Removes all rows and data from the editor (cannot be undone) none
Clear Current Times Deletes start and end times from the current row (cannot be undone) none
Clear All Times Deletes all start and end times from the current project (cannot be undone) none
Clear End Times Deletes all end times from the current project (cannot be undone) none
Insert start time Grabs the current timecode to specify when text will appear on the screen Ctrl+, (comma)
Insert end time Grabs the current timecode to specify when text will disappear from the screen Ctrl+. (period)

Player

Menu Item Action Shortcut
play/pause Play or pause the video Ctrl+spacebar
none Stop and rewind video to beginning Ctrl+Alt+S
Cue to start time Move the playhead to the start time specified in the current row Ctrl+Q
Cue to end time Move the playhead to the end time specified in the current row Ctrl+Shift+Q
sYnc to player Scroll the editor to the current position of the playhead Ctrl+Y
Play faster Increase playback speed (in .25 increments up to 2x normal speed) Ctrl+]
Play slower Decrease playback speed (in .25 increments down to .5x normal speed) Ctrl+[
Play normal Reset playback to normal speed Ctrl+\
none Move playhead backward in small increments (increments can be set in Tools > Preferences) Ctrl+G
none Move playhead backward in medium increments (increments can be set in Tools > Preferences) Ctrl+Shift+G
none Move playhead backward in large increments (increments can be set in Tools > Preferences) Ctrl+Alt+G
none Move playhead forward in small increments (increments can be set in Tools > Preferences) Ctrl+H
none Move playhead forward in medium increments (increments can be set in Tools > Preferences) Ctrl+Shift+H
none Move playhead forward in large increments (increments can be set in Tools > Preferences) Ctrl+Alt+H

Tools

Menu Item Action Shortcut
Check Timecodes Scan project for timecode errors (errors will be reported in the Status window) none
Offset Timecodes... Automatically retime all captions in a project, or a defined block of captions within a project, relative to a new start time none

Help

Menu Item Action Shortcut
CADET Help Opens Help dialog F1
CADET User Forum Opens the CADET User Forum in a new tab none
Keyboard shortcuts Opens the keyboard-shortcuts page (this page) Ctrl+K

Miscellaneous commands (not in menus)

Action Shortcut
Insert new caption row below current row Return + Return
Move up/down row in table Ctrl+UpArrow / Ctrl+DownArrow
Close all alert dialogs Escape
Switch between editing the current project and reviewing the current project Ctrl+E(or select the Edit/Review radio buttons in the Mode area of the editor)
Switch between project types (caption or description) Ctrl+D(or select the Caption/Description radio buttons in the Project Type area of the editor)