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When you first open a document in Grid mode, the content is collapsed. Only the root element and its attributes are displayed. An arrow sign () displayed at the left of the node name indicates that this node has child nodes. To display the children, click this arrow sign. To collapse a node, click the reverse arrow sign (). The expand/collapse actions can also be invoked with the NumPad+ and NumPad- keys, or from the Expand/Collapse submenu of the contextual menu or from Document > Grid Expand/Collapse.

Expand/Collapse Submenu

The following actions are available on the Expand/Collapse submenu:
Expand All
Expands the selection and all its children.
Collapse All
Collapses the selection and all its children.
Expand Children
Expands all the children of the selection but not the selection.
Collapse Children
Collapses all the children of the selection but not the selection.
Collapse Others
Collapses all the siblings of the current selection but not the selection.

Keyboard Shortcuts

A variety of other keyboard shortcuts are also available in Grid mode:
Table 1. Shortcuts in the Grid Mode
Key Action
Tab Moves the cursor to the next editable value in a table row.
Shift + Tab Moves the cursor to the previous editable value in a table row.
Enter Begins editing and lets you insert a new value. Also commits the changes after you finish editing.
UpArrow/PageUp Navigates toward the beginning of the document.
DownArrow/PageDown Navigates toward the end of the document.
Shift Used in conjunction with the navigation keys to create a continuous selection area.
Ctrl (Command on OS X) key Used in conjunction with the mouse cursor to create discontinuous selection areas.

The following key combinations can be used to scroll the grid:

  • Ctrl + UpArrow (Command + UpArrow on OS X) - scrolls the grid upwards.
  • Ctrl + DownArrow (Command + DownArrow on OS X) - scrolls the grid downwards.
  • Ctrl + LeftArrow (Command + LeftArrow on OS X) scrolls the grid to the left.
  • Ctrl + RightArrow (Command + RightArrow on OS X) scrolls the grid to the right.