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Oxygen XML Author Eclipse plugin includes some useful features to help you navigate XML documents.

Navigation Keyboard Shortcuts

Tab
Navigate to the next XML node.
Tip: If you encounter a space-preserved element when you navigate through a document and you do not press another key, pressing the Tab key will continue the navigation. However, if the cursor is positioned in a space-preserved element and you press another key or you position the cursor inside such an element using the mouse, the Tab key can be used to arrange the text.
Shift + Tab
Navigate to the previous XML node.
Ctrl + RightArrow (Command + RightArrow on OS X)
Navigate one word forward.
Ctrl + LeftArrow (Command + LeftArrow on OS X)
Navigate one word backward.
Ctrl + Home (Command + Home on OS X)
Position the cursor at the beginning of the document.
Ctrl + End (Command + End on OS X)
Position the cursor at the end of the document.

Navigating to a Modification

Oxygen XML Author Eclipse plugin includes some actions to help you quickly navigate to a particular modification. They can be invoked using keyboards shortcuts or from the Navigation menu:

Last Edit Location (Ctrl+Q)
Navigates to the last modification in any open tab.
Back (Alt+LeftArrow (Command+OpenBracket on OS X))
Navigates to the last selected editor tab or to the last selected element/content in the current tab. You can also go back after clicking on links.
Forward (Alt+RightArrow (Command+CloseBracket on OS X))
Available after you use the Back button at least once, and it navigates in the opposite direction as the Back button.

Navigating with the Outline View

Oxygen XML Author Eclipse plugin includes an Outline view that displays a hierarchical tag overview of the currently edited XML Document.

You can use this view to quickly navigate through the current document by selecting nodes in the outline tree. It is synchronized with the editor area, so when you make a selection in the Outline view, the corresponding nodes are highlighted in the editor area.

Figure 1. Outline View Navigation in Author Mode

Using the Breadcrumb to Navigate

A breadcrumb in the toolbar area at the top of the document indicates the path from document root to the current element. It can also be used as a helpful tool to navigate to specific elements throughout the structure of the document.

Figure 2. Breadcrumb in Author Mode

The last element listed in the breadcrumb is the element at the current cursor position. Clicking an element from the breadcrumb selects the entire element and navigates to it in the editor area.

Using the Linking Support

When working on multiple documents that reference each other (references, external entities, XInclude, DITA conref, etc.), the linking support is useful for navigating between the documents. In the built-in frameworks that are bundled with Oxygen XML Author Eclipse plugin, links are marked with an icon representing a chain link (). When hovering over the icon, the mouse pointer changes its shape to indicate that the link can be accessed and a tooltip presents the destination location. Click the link to open the referenced resource in the editor or system browser. The same effect can be obtained by pressing the F3 key when the cursor is in a link element.
Note: Depending on the referenced file type, the target link will either be opened in the Oxygen XML Author Eclipse plugin or in the default system application. If the target file does not exist, Oxygen XML Author Eclipse plugin prompts you to create it.