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Using Shortcut Keys

EditLive! supports the following keyboard shortcuts:

Movement

Description Key
Move one character to the right  RIGHT ARROW
Move one character to the left LEFT ARROW
Move down one line DOWN ARROW
Move up one line UP ARROW
Move right one word CTRL + RIGHT ARROW
Move left one word CTRL + LEFT ARROW
Move to the end of the current line END
Move to the start of the current line HOME
Move down one paragraph CTRL + DOWN ARROW
Move up one paragraph CTRL + UP ARROW
Move down one page PAGE DOWN
Move up one page PAGE UP
Move to the beginning of the document CTRL + HOME
Move to the end of the document CTRL + END
Cycle selection through block-level elements within the control TAB
Reverse-cycle selection through block-level elements within the control SHIFT +TAB
Move from the control to the next element in the host application CTRL + TAB
Move from the control to the previous element in the host application SHIFT + CTRL + TAB

 

Selection

Description (Command) Key
Extend the selection one character to the right SHIFT + RIGHT ARROW
Extend the selection one character to the left SHIFT + LEFT ARROW
Extend the selection right one word CTRL + SHIFT + RIGHT ARROW
Extend the selection left one word CTRL + SHIFT + LEFT ARROW
Extend the selection up one line SHIFT + UP ARROW
Extend the selection down one line SHIFT + DOWN ARROW
Extend the selection to the end of the current line SHIFT + END
Extend the selection to the start of the current line SHIFT + HOME
Extend the selection down one page SHIFT + PAGE DOWN
Extend the selection up one page SHIFT + PAGE UP
Extend the selection to the end of the document CTRL + SHIFT + END
Extend the selection to the beginning of the document CTRL + SHIFT + HOME
Select all elements in the document  CTRL + A

Editing

Description (Command) Key
Insert a new paragraph ENTER
Insert a new line in the current paragraph SHIFT + ENTER
Delete the selection or, if there is no selection, the character to the left of the insertion point BACKSPACE
Delete all of a word to the left of the insertion pointer, not including the space before CTRL + BACKSPACE
Copy the selection to the Clipboard CTRL + C
Paste the contents of the Clipboard to the current location CTRL + V
Cut the selection to the Clipboard CTRL + X
Delete the selection without placing it on the Clipboard DELETE
Toggle between inserting and overwriting text INSERT
Undo the most recent formatting commands  CTRL + Z
Re-do the most recently undone commands  CTRL + Y
Find text  CTRL + F
Display the context menu, if any (equivalent to right-clicking the document) SHIFT+F10
 

Formatting

Description (Command) Key
Toggle bold formatting  CTRL + B
Toggle italic formatting  CTRL + I
Toggle underlining  CTRL + U
Increase paragraph indent CTRL + T 
Decrease paragraph indent CTRL + SHIFT + T 
 

Alignment

Description (Command) Key
Left Align CTRL + B
Center Align CTRL + I
Right Align CTRL + U
Justify CTRL + T 
 

See Also

Cut, Copy and Paste

Cutting and Pasting from Microsoft Office

Formatting text