HelpNDoc implements various keyboard shortcuts which can be used throughout the application to rapidly execute common actions.


User interface

Keyboard shortcuts available in HelpNDoc's main window.

Keyboard Shortcut

Action

Remarks

F1

Display the program help


ALT

Show the keyboard shortcut for the ribbon elements

Press and release the shortcuts indicated to go to next step. As an example ALT, then H, then O will show the project options

CTRL + F1

Minimize / restore the ribbon


CTRL + F2

Focus the table of contents panel


CTRL + F3

Focus the topic editor panel


CTRL + F4

Focus the library panel


CTRL + F5

Focus the keywords panel


CTRL + F6

Focus the search result panel


CTRL + F7

Focus the topic properties panel



Tree controls

Keyboard shortcuts available for all tree controls, including the table of contents tree, the library tree, the keywords tree.

Keyboard Shortcut

Action

Remarks

+

Expand the current node


*

Expand the current node and its children hierarchy


-

Collapse the current node


/

Collapse the current node and its children hierarchy


CTRL + F

Show / Hide the find panel

Used to filter items

CTRL + UP

Move the element up

Not available in the library and keywords trees

CTRL + DOWN

Move the element down

Not available in the library and keywords trees

CTRL + LEFT

Move the element left

Not available in the library tree

CTRL + RIGHT

Move the element right

Not available in the library tree

CTRL + INSERT

Create a new item

Not available in the library tree

CTRL + SHIFT + INSERT

Create a new child item

Not available in the library tree

CTRL + DEL

Delete the item


SPACE

Associate the keyword with the topic

Only for the keywords tree

...

Search: start typing the beginning of a node to select it

Use CTRL+UP and CTRL+DOWN to move to the next found item


Topic Editor

Keyboard shortcuts available when editing a topic.

Keyboard Shortcut

Action

Remarks

CTRL + A

Select all the content


CTRL + C

Copy the selected content


CTRL + V

Paste the content


CTRL + SHIFT + F

Find and replace text in current topic or entire project


CTRL + L

Create / Edit hyperlink

Select some text to rapidly create an hyperlink or nothing to create a new blank one

CTRL + SPACE

Display the auto-completion dialog

Used to quickly create hyperlinks, insert library items...

CTRL + SHIFT + SPACE

Insert non-breaking space


CTRL + SHIFT + N

Apply the Normal style to selection


ALT + SHIFT + LEFT

Apply the previous heading level style to selection


ALT + SHIFT + RIGHT

Apply the next heading level style to selection


CTRL + ALT + 1...3

Apply the heading level 1 to 3 style to selection


CTRL + +

Zoom in


CTRL + -

Zoom out


CTRL + 0

Reset zoom to 100%