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Definition

You can use a text editor to enter and edit texts that comprise multiple lines or even pages.

Use

Access

Sequential element navigation works for text editors, which means you can move the focusforwards to a text editor using [Tab] or backwards using [Shift]+[Tab]. If an underlying function exists, you can start it by pressing [F2].

Help Functions

If the text editor has a tool tip, you can call it up by choosing [Ctrl]+[q]. To open the context menu of the focused text editor, choose the [ContextMenu] key or [Shift]+[F10].

Internal Navigation

You can move the text cursor between characters within the text editor by using the right and left arrow keys. You can use [Ctrl]+[Left] and [Ctrl]+[Right] to jump to the next or previous word. Use the keys [Home] and [End] to position the cursor before the first or after the last word or character. If the text extends over more than one page you can page forwards or backwards through the document using [PageUp] or [PageDown]. You can use [Ctrl]+[Home] and [Ctrl]+[End] to go directly to the first or last page.

Selection

To select characters, you can use [Shift] with the right and left arrow keys. To select the word before or after the text cursor, choose [Ctrl]+[Shift] with the left or right arrow key. By pressing [Shift]+[Home] or [Shift]+[End] you can select the entire text from the left of the cursor position to the start of the line, or the entire text from the right of the cursor position to the end of the line. To select all text between the cursor and the start or end of the entire text, choose [Ctrl]+[Shift]+[Home] or [Ctrl]+[Shift]+[End]. To deselect a selection, move the text cursor with the arrow keys.

Manipulation

You can use the clipboard to copy or cut selected characters. Choose [Ctrl]+[c] or [Ctrl]+[x] to do this. You can paste them elsewhere by choosing [Ctrl]+[v]. You can undo your last action by pressing [Ctrl]+[z].

When editing text, you can use the [Delete] key to delete the character to the right of the cursor and the [Backspace] key to delete the character to the left of the cursor. When you are working in the text editor, you can add a tab character to the text by choosing [Tab] and a carriage return by choosing [Enter].

When entering data, you can toggle between the insert mode and the overwrite mode by pressing the [Insert] key. When you are in the insert mode, any data to the right of the cursor moves to the right when you type. The insert mode is the default mode in the standard system. In the overwrite mode you overtype any data to the right of the cursor.

Exit

To exit the text editor, choose [Ctrl]+[Tab].

 

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