Keyboard shortcuts in Author - Cloud

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You can quickly carry out common tasks using a combination of keys. Many of the shortcut keys carry out the same functions in other applications.

This Combination

Is Used To

CTRL + Z

Undo

CTRL + Y

Redo

CTRL + X

Cut

CTRL + C

Copy

CTRL + V

Paste

CTRL + S

Saves changes within a topic

CTRL + A

Select All

CTRL + F

Find

CTRL + H

Replace

CTRL + K

Insert Hyperlink

CTRL + D

Duplicate

CTRL + P

Open the properties for selected folder or object when the library explorer has the focus

Print a topic when the cursor is in the open topic or the topic is selected in the book's content pane (on premises only)

CTRL + Q

Opens the Quick Search window

CTRL + <

Displays previous topic in Editor

CTRL + >

Displays next topic in Editor

CTRL + SHIFT + -

Insert Non-breaking Hyphen

CTRL + SHIFT + (Space)

Insert Non-breaking Space

CTRL + SHIFT + 8

Show/Hide Control Characters

CTRL + (Space)

Remove Character Style

CTRL + F1

Expand or Collapse the Ribbon Bar

ALT + ENTER

Select text in a topic then use ALT+ENTER to create an embedded topic from the selected text, or

Place cursor in topic, use ALT + ENTER to split the topic into two topics, the new topic (with all content after the cursor) is added to the open book.

ALT + F

Opens the File Menu in the Library Explorer or in the Editor (depending which has the focus)

ALT + A

Opens the Author ribbon and displays the keyboard shortcuts in the Library Explorer (when the Explorer has the focus)

ALT + E

Opens the Edit ribbon and displays the keyboard shortcuts in the Editor (when the Editor has the focus)

F1

Help

F5

Refresh

F7

Spell Check

ALT + F4 or ESC

Close Window

SHIFT + F3

Toggle Case

DEL

Delete or Remove Selected Objects or Text

In addition, you can:

  • Use keyboard shortcuts to navigate the ribbon bars in the Library Explorer and the Editor.

To specify object positioning when you're dropping an object into a book's content pane or an Index object, hold down these keys while you're dragging:

SHIFT

Insert directly above the object

ALT

Insert demoted, as a child of the object

CTRL

Insert a copy directly below the object

CTRL+SHIFT

Insert a copy directly above the object

CTRL+ALT

Insert a copy demoted, as a child of the object