[oXygen-user] Feature Request: button/keystroke to Untag An Element

Wendell Piez
Wed Dec 26 12:34:58 CST 2007

Hey Eliot,

Have you started keeping your eye on the element hierarchy list at 
the top of the document in the Author view?

I'm finding it very useful. Not only does it indicate where in the 
hierarchy the cursor is located, but I can select whole elements from 
the ancestry of the current cursor position by clicking on its name 
in the list.

To do what (I believe) you're asking about below is as simple as 
getting the cursor in the right place (in between the wrapper and its 
first or last child), and using backspace, delete or the equivalent 
to remove a layer of containment. Other functionalities you're used 
to from other products can probably be usefully addressed this way too.

Of course, when tags are invisible this does require you have a good 
mental model of your element hierarchy -- but then you have that.


At 02:22 PM 12/19/2007, you wrote:
>I often want to remove a containing element from around one or more 
>child elements. I'm not seeing a direct way to do that in Author. 
>I'd like it to be bound to a keystroke by default and, if possible, 
>on a toolbar button.

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