"Refactoring" ?  Hm.  Not exactly intuitive, is it?

I was aware of some of the keyboard shortcuts but not all, and they are a decent substitute -- I was just hoping there was a view where I could do all of it with single mouse-clicks.  Alas, it appears not.  I shall have to teach old fingers new tricks, I guess!


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Oxygen can do just about anything.

Here's the keyboard shortcut to split the element where your cursor is
in Oxygen: "ctrl+alt+D" (on mac). If you want to surround highlighted
text with a tag, it's "ctrl+E", if you want to join two elements, it's

In Oxygen, you simply triple click somewhere in the tag name to
highlight the opening and closing tag as well as all the contents. If
you just want the contents within the tag, double click anywhere in
the text within the tags. If you want to delete the tags around a
block of text, it's "ctrl+alt+X".

You might check out refactoring in the Oxygen menus. Go to
Document-->XML Refactoring menu. And that should tell you what the
shortcuts are if they are different in Windows, sorry I only know the
mac ones.


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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