As far as I know, Oxygen won't split one element into two by hitting enter
within the tag.  (Just saw Mike's update about splitting tags;  couldn't get
Crtl-Alt-X or Crtl-Alt-D to do it.)

However, there is a way to select an entire element and it's contents.  To
do so, you need to enable the outline view panel (Perspective -> Show View
-> Outline).  It's basically a collapsible tree version of the elements
contained in the document.  Clicking on an element will select all the
associated code in the document, including child elements and all their


On Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 3:17 PM, Michele R Combs <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> OK, this is a stupid question I'm sure, but I can't seem to figure it out.
> In XMetaL, when I'm in the "Tags On" view, if I hit the "Enter" key the
> current element splits right where my cursor is.  This is handy when you're
> entering several paragraphs, or when you want a new <subject> element, etc.
>  Also in this view, if I click on the opening tag, it automatically selects
> the entire element and all its contents.  There are a few other things that
> are pretty easy to do in this view, in which the elements are treated as
> indivisible units.
> Is there an analogous view in oxygen?  So far as I can discover, Oxygen
> appears to always treat all the tags as just text strings -- it allows me to
> add a return in the middle of an element name, for example, and selecting an
> entire element requires a right-click > menu choice rather than a single
> click on the opening tag.  (Basically it's analogous to XMetaL's "Plain
> Text" view.)
> Of course Oxygen is $70 and XMetaL is something like $600, so maybe that's
> my answer...
> Thanks --
> Michele
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