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Oxygen XML Editor 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 Editor includes some actions that help you to quickly navigate to a particular modification. These navigation buttons are available in the main toolbar (they can also be accessed from the Find menu):

Last Modification
Navigates to the last modification in any open tab.
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 in Text or Author mode.
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 Editor 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. The current element is also highlighted by a thin light blue bar for easy identification. 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 using the Go to dialog box. To open this dialog box, press (Ctrl+L (Command+L on OS X)) or select Find > Go to .

Figure 3. Go to Dialog Box
The dialog box includes the following fields for specifying a specific navigation location:
  • Line - Destination line in the current document.
  • Column - Destination column in the current document.
  • Offset - Destination offset relative to the beginning of document.

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. You can place up to nine distinct bookmarks in any document. Shortcut keys are available to navigate to any of the marked positions (Ctrl+1 through Ctrl+9). There are also shortcuts for creating bookmarks (Ctrl+Shift+1 through Ctrl+Shift+9). You can also configure these shortcut keys in the Options > Menu Shortcut Keys menu.

Figure 4. Editor Bookmarks
To insert a bookmark in Text mode, do any of the following:
  • Click in the vertical stripe on the left side of the editor (to the left of the line number).
  • Press F9 on your keyboard or use any of the specific bookmark creation shortcuts (Ctrl+Shift+1 through Ctrl+Shift+9).
  • Select the Create Bookmark action from the Edit > Bookmarks menu.
To remove bookmark in Text mode, do either of the following:
  • Left-click its icon in the vertical stripe.
  • Right-click its icon on the vertical stripe and select Remove or Remove all (Ctrl+F7 (Command+F7 on OS X)).
To navigate to a specific bookmark, do either of the following:
  • Use any of the specific bookmark navigation shortcuts (Ctrl+1 through Ctrl+9).
  • Use one of the actions available on the Edit > Bookmarks > Go to menu.
    Tip: The navigation shortcuts work even if the document where the bookmark was inserted has been closed. In this case, using the shortcut will automatically re-open the document.