4.03.2 Rich Text Entry Shortcuts

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Working with a Document 

  • Esc – closes a dialog window, drop-down list, or context menu. Also, moves from the context menu submenu to the parent option. 
  • Enter – selects a function from the toolbar, drop-down list, or context menu. Equivalent to the OK button in a dialog window. 
  • Shift+F10, Menu/Application key – opens the element’s context menu. 
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    Navigation 

  • Home – jumps to the beginning of the line. 
  • Ctrl+Home – jumps to the beginning of the document. 
  • End – jumps to the end of the line. 
  • Ctrl+End – jumps to the end of the document. 
  • PgDn – scrolls down the document, approximately by the length of the editing area. 
  • PgUp – scrolls up the document, approximately by the length of the editing area. 
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    Writing 

  • Enter (Return) – ends a paragraph and starts a new one. 
  • Shift+Enter – adds a line break. 
  • Backspace, Del – deletes a character. 
  • Ctrl+Backspace, Ctrl+Del – deletes a word. 
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    Undo and Redo 

  • Ctrl+Z – performs the undo operation. 
  • Ctrl+Y – performs the redo operation. 
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    Cut, Copy, and Paste 

  • Ctrl+X, Shift+Del – cuts a text fragment to the clipboard. 
  • Ctrl+C – copies a text fragment to the clipboard. 
  • Ctrl+V, Shift+Insert – pastes a text fragment from the clipboard. 
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    Text Selection 

  • Ctrl+A – selects all document contents. 
  • Shift+Arrow – selects a text fragment by letters. 
  • Ctrl+Shift+Arrow – selects a text fragment by words. 
  • Shift+Home – selects a text fragment from the cursor to the beginning of the line. 
  • Shift+End – selects a text fragment from the cursor to the end of the line. 
  • Ctrl+Shift+Home – selects a text fragment from the cursor to the beginning of the document. 
  • Ctrl+Shift+End – selects a text fragment from the cursor to the end of the document. 
  • Shift+PgDn – selects a text fragment of approximately the length of the editing area starting from the cursor and going down. 
  • Shift+PgUp – selects a text fragment of approximately the length of the editing area starting from the cursor and going up. 
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    Text Styling 

  • Ctrl+B – applies bold formatting to a text fragment. 
  • Ctrl+I – applies italics formatting to a text fragment. 
  • Ctrl+U – applies underline formatting to a text fragment. 
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    Rich Text 

  • Ctrl+L – opens the Link dialog window. 
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    Accessibility 

  • Alt+0 – opens Help. 
  • Alt+- (minus) – collapses and restores the toolbar. 
  • Alt+F10 – enters the toolbar or the tab list of the currently open dialog window. 
  • Alt+F11 – enters the elements path. 
  • Tab – moves to the next toolbar button group, context menu sub-option, elements path element, dialog window element, or dialog window tab while in the tab list. 
  • Right Arrow – moves to the next toolbar button within the group, context menu sub-option, elements path element, dialog window element, or dialog window tab while in the tab list. 
  • Tab or Down Arrow – moves to the next drop-down list or context menu option. 
  • Shift+Tab – moves to the previous toolbar button group, context menu parent option, elements path element, dialog window element, or dialog window tab while in the tab list. 
  • Left Arrow – moves to the previous toolbar button within the group, context menu parent option, elements path element, dialog window element, or dialog window tab while in the tab list. 
  • Shift+Tab or Up Arrow – move to the previous drop-down list or context menu option. 
  • Space or Enter – activates a toolbar button, a context menu option, a drop-down list option, and elements path element, or a dialog window tab once selected. Also enters a context menu submenu, if it is available.