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

Navigation Keyboard Shortcuts

Ctrl + CloseBracket (Command + CloseBracket on OS X)
Navigate to the next XML node.
Ctrl + OpenBracket (Command + OpenBracket on OS X)
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 Text Mode

Using the Breadcrumb to Navigate

A breadcrumb on the top stripe indicates the path from the document root element 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 Text 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.

Navigating with the Go To Dialog Box

In Text mode, you can navigate precisely to a location in the document you are editing by pressing (Ctrl+L (Command+L on OS X)) or selecting Go To Line from the Navigation menu.

Navigating with Bookmarks

By using bookmarks, you can mark positions in an edited document so that you can return to it later. This is especially helpful for navigating through large documents or while editing multiple documents.

To insert a bookmark in Text mode, right-click the desired location in the vertical stripe on the left side of the editor and select Add Bookmark (you can remove it by selecting Remove Bookmark from the same contextual menu).

To navigate to any of the bookmarks, click their corresponding markers in the vertical stripe on the right side of the editor.

Tip: You can configure the color and how the bookmarks are shown from the Eclipse Annotations preferences page (Window ('Eclipse' on Mac OSX) > Preferences > General > Editors > Text Editors > Annotations).