Keyboard Shortcuts for Online Text Editors

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Introduction

Many content management systems (CMS), on-line forums and social spaces use rich text web editors that also allow for an HTML or mark up view. Examples of these systems include Moodle, Wordpress, Facebook etc. LexDis has used the freely available fckeditor and trialed TinyMCE .

Many of the commands are similar to the ones used with Windows so there are not many to learn unless you wish to automatically add heading tags or other HTML tags e.g. CTRL + 1-6 h1-h6

(Some browsers may not allow all these keyboard shortcuts, some clash with assistive technologies and some alter the way they work in comparison to the menu buttons on the editor.)

Keyboard shortcuts.

CTRL+B changes fonts to bold.

CTRL+I changes fonts to italic.

CTRL+U underlines fonts.

CTRL+Z Undo.

CTRL+Y Redo.

CTRL+C Highlighted text or graphics copied to the clipboard

CTRL+V pastes the data from the clipboard

CTRL+X cuts the highlighted area.

CTRL+L opens a window that allows you to add a hyperlink.

CTRL+ALT+ENTER Used in a toggle fashion this combination allows you to view and edit content in the browser window.

CTRL+TAB Used in a toggle fashion this combination allows you to view and edit source code.

CTRL+SHIFT+S saves the document.

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