I'm back from a collection pickup earlier than expected.  As devoted lover
of Oxygen, I just had to check on this.

My recollection is correct.  The default keystroke for Split Element used to
be Ctrl-Alt-D, but it was remapped in Version 11.  I switched it back
because my fingers were trained.  You can map it to whatever you want using
Options > Menu Shortcut Keys.  Else, you can find the Split Element function
under Document > XML Refactoring > Split Element.

Happy element splitting,


On Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 3:52 PM, Nathan Tallman <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Michele,
> 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
> contents.
> Nathan
> 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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