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Oxygen XML Editor includes numerous shortcut actions to help you edit content in the Text editing mode.

Changing the Font Size (Zoom)

The font size of the editor panel can be changed with the following actions that are available with shortcuts or in the Document > Font size menu:
Increase editor font (Ctrl + NumPad+ (Command + NumPad+ on OS X) or Ctrl + MouseWheelForward (Windows/Linux)
Increases the font size (zooms in) with one point for each execution of the action.
Note: For Mac OS X, if you activate the Enable mouse-wheel zooming option in the Editor preferences page, you can use Command + MouseWheelForward to increase the font size (zoom in). It is disabled by default due to the way inertia affects the mouse wheel on Mac OS X.
Decrease editor font (Ctrl + NumPad- (Command + NumPad- on OS X) or Ctrl + MouseWheelBackwards (Windows/Linux)
Decreases the font size (zooms out) with one point for each execution of the action.
Note: For Mac OS X, if you activate the Enable mouse-wheel zooming option in the Editor preferences page, you can use Command + MouseWheelBackwards to decrease the font size (zoom out). It is disabled by default due to the way inertia affects the mouse wheel on Mac OS X.
Normal editor font (Ctrl + 0 (Command + 0 on OS X))
Resets the font size to the value of the editor font set in the Fonts preferences page.

Undo/Redo Actions

The typical undo and redo actions are available with shortcuts or in the Edit menu:

Undo (Ctrl + Z (Command + Z on OS X))
Reverses a maximum of 200 editing actions (configurable with the Undo history size option in the Editor preferences page) to return to the preceding state.
Note: Complex operations such as Replace All or Indent selection count as single undo events.
Redo (Ctrl + Y (Command + Shift + Z on OS X, Ctrl + Shift + Z on Linux/Unix))
Recreates a maximum of 100 editing actions that were undone by the Undo function.

Copy and Paste Actions

The typical copying and pasting actions are available with shortcuts or in the contextual menu (or the Edit menu):

Cut (Ctrl + X (Command + X on OS X))
Removes the current selected content from the document and places it in the clipboard.
Copy (Ctrl + C (Command + C on OS X))
Places a copy of the current selected content in the clipboard.
Paste (Ctrl + V (Command + V on OS X))
Inserts the current clipboard content into the document at the cursor position.
Select All (Ctrl + A (Command + A on OS X))
Selects the entire content of the current document.

Moving XML Nodes

You can use the following shortcuts to move XML elements or XSLT variables up or down in Text mode:
Ctrl + Alt + UpArrow (Command + Alt + UpArrow on OS X)
Moves the node up one line.
Ctrl + Alt + DownArrow (Command + Alt + DownArrow on OS X)
Moves the node down one line.
Note: The requirements for these node moving actions to work are as follows:
  • The mechanism is designed to work without a selection. If you use these actions on a selection of content, it moves the entire selection. To make this mechanism work as intended, simply position the cursor somewhere on the line that you want to move.
  • A start tag must be the first text occurrence on the line where the cursor is positioned.
  • On the line where the element ends, only whitespaces are allowed after the end tag.

Miscellaneous Shortcut Actions in Text Mode

Oxygen XML Editor also includes the following other miscellaneous shortcut actions in Text mode:

Ctrl + Delete (Command + Delete on OS X)
Deletes the next word.
Ctrl + Backspace (Command + Backspace on OS X)
Deletes the previous word.
Ctrl + W (Command + W on OS X)
Cuts the previous word.
Ctrl + K (Command + K on OS X)
Cuts to end of line.
Ctrl + Single-Click (Command + Single-Click on OS X)
Use this shortcut to open any of the following:
  • Any absolute URL (URLs that have a protocol), regardless of their location in the document.
  • URI attributes such as: schemaLocation, noNamespaceSchemaLocation, href and others.
  • Processing instructions used for associating resources, xml-models, xml-stylesheets.
Ctrl + Shift + Y (Command + Shift + Y on OS X) (Document > Edit > Toggle Line Wrap)
Enables or disables line wrapping. When enabled, if text exceeds the width of the displayed editor, content is wrapped so that you do not have to scroll horizontally.