RoboHelp keyboard shortcuts

A comprehensive list of all the keyboard shortcuts in Adobe RoboHelp.

Adobe RoboHelp provides shortcuts to help you quickly navigate and work on documents. Know the keyboard shortcuts that appear next to command names in menus and the ones not included in menus.

Keys for project and file operations

The following Ctrl key combinations provide shortcuts to many of the frequently used commands.

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Alt + Ctrl + N

New project

Ctrl + O

Open project

Alt + Ctrl + S

Save

Ctrl + S

Save all

Ctrl + F4

Close active editor

Alt + Ctrl + C Close project

Ctrl + Shift + /

Project settings

Ctrl + Q

Exit application

Ctrl + W

Open topic preview

Ctrl + R

Open Source view

Ctrl + E

Open Author view

Ctrl + F

Find files

Ctrl + Alt + F
Recent files

Ctrl + H

Find and replace text in topics and Table of Contents (Author and Source views, and Table of Contents panel)

Ctrl + Alt + C
Close project
Shift + F10 Open context menu

Keys for editing

You can use shortcut keys to perform certain functions within the editing environment of RoboHelp.  The following section lists the shortcut keys available to increase your productivity.

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Ctrl + Z Undo
Ctrl + Y, Ctrl + Shift + Z Redo
Ctrl + X, Shift + Del  Cut 
Ctrl + C Copy 
Ctrl + V, Shift + Insert Paste 
Ctrl + A Select all
Ctrl + Shift + T Application preferences
Shift + Arrow Select text by letters
Ctrl + Shift + Arrow Select text by words
Shift + Home Select text from the cursor to the beginning of the line
Shift + End Select text from the cursor to the end of the line
Ctrl + Shift + Home Select text from the cursor to the beginning of the document
Ctrl + Shift + End Select text from the cursor to the end of the document
Shift + Page Down Select text downwards from the cursor to the length of the editing area
Shift + Page Up Select text upwards from the cursor to the length of the editing area
Ctrl + Shift + C Copy inline formatting from a text fragment and enable sticky mode
Ctrl + Shift + V Apply the copied inline formatting to a text fragment
Esc Disable sticky mode
Shift + Ctrl + V Paste as plain text
Tab Indent a list
Shift + Tab Outdent a list
Ctrl + B Make text bold
Delete Delete contextually
Ctrl + Alt + L Auto indent Source view
Ctrl + Space Show options in Source view
Ctrl + Up Arrow Move selected Table of Contents items up
Ctrl + Down Arrow Move selected Table of Contents items down
Ctrl + Left Arrow Move selected Table of Contents items left
Ctrl + Right Arrow Move selected Table of Contents items right
Ctrl+Shift+8 Display and hide paragraph markers in a topic.

Keys for applying Heading styles

The following shortcut keys can be used to quickly apply heading styles for clear and consistent formatting:

Ctrl + Alt + 1

Apply Heading 1 style

Ctrl + Alt + 2

Apply Heading 2 style

Ctrl + Alt + 3

Apply Heading 3 style

Ctrl + Alt + 4

Apply Heading 4 style

Ctrl + Alt + 5

Apply Heading 5 style

Ctrl + Alt + 6

Apply Heading 6 style

Ctrl + Alt + N

Converts the text to normal paragraph text

Keys for insertion of items

The following shortcuts make it easier for you to perform insert actions:

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Ctrl + 1

Insert a variable

Ctrl + 2

Insert a snippet

Ctrl + 3

Insert a field

Ctrl + G

Insert an image

Ctrl + K

Insert a hyperlink

Keys for navigation

The following keys help provide an easier and quicker method of navigating and executing commands. 

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Home

Jump to the beginning of the line

Ctrl + Home

Jump to the beginning of the document

End

Jump to the end of the line

Ctrl + End

Jump to the end of the document

Page Down

Scroll down the length of the editing area in a document

Page Up

Scroll up the length of the editing area in a document

Ctrl + Page Up

Switch to the next open tab in RoboHelp workspace

Ctrl + Page Down

Switch to the previous open tab in RoboHelp workspace

Keys for other functions

Some shortcut keys serve as function keys and are used as single key commands:

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F11

Toggle full screen

F1

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