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While dann's offline scratchpad is a very useful tool, there seems to be something missing....Ah yes, there are no shortcut keys listed in any of dann's documentation, and only a handful are visible to the user. However, with the work dann has done, he can be forgiven for not listing them down. So I've taken it upon myself (in response to someone else) to compile a list of them here. These are sure to come in handy for anyone who uses this program, especially since many hate to move a hand to their mouse while typing. So, without further ado, here is a fairly comprehensive list:

Formatting Tags

  • Ctrl + U: Inserts <u></u> tags
  • Ctrl + I: Inserts <i> </i> tags
  • Ctrl + B: Inserts <b></b> tags
  • Ctrl + [: Inserts <small></small> tags
  • Ctrl + ]: Inserts <big></big> tags
  • Ctrl + | (line): Inserts [], if a word is highlighted, it will make the word into a hardlink
  • Ctrl + Enter: Inserts a <br> tag plus moves the cursor to a new line.
  • Alt + R: Insert a <hr> tag
  • Alt + P: Inserts <p></p> tags
  • Alt + A: Inserts <ul></ul> tags
  • Alt + J: Inserts <pre></pre> tags
  • Alt + K: Inserts <tt></tt> tags
  • Alt + L: Inserts <li></li> tags
  • Alt + X: Inserts <strike></strike> tags
  • Alt + C: Inserts <ol></ol> tags
  • Alt + M: Inserts <dd> tag


  • F1: Open Help
  • F2: Open Source Code Formatter
  • F3: Open List Formatter
  • F4: Open HTML Controls
  • F5: Update Preview Window
  • F6: Open Preferences
  • F7: Run Spell Checker
  • Ctrl + F: Find
  • Ctrl + G: Find Next
  • Ctrl + H: Search and Replace

Menu Selection

  • F10: Toggle menu bar focus
  • Alt + F: Open File menu item
  • Alt + E: Open Edit menu item
  • Alt + O: Open Options menu item
  • Alt + T: Open Tools menu item
  • Alt + H: Open Help menu item

File Menu Options

  • Ctrl + N or Alt + N: New node
  • Ctrl + S or Alt + S: Save node
  • Ctrl + D or Alt + D: Delete node
  • Ctrl + R: Revert to the last saved version of your currently open node
  • Ctrl + P: Print
  • Ctrl + Q: Quit Program

Other Miscellaneous Shortcuts

  • Alt + F4: Close Program
  • Alt + F6: Toggles focus between the preview/writing window and any open utilities (eg HTML control box, list formetter)
  • Ctrl + A: Select All
  • Ctrl + O: Select None (Unselect All)
  • Ctrl + Y: Copy node to the clipboard (doesn't seem to work)
  • Ctrl + Z: Move cursor to top of page (possibly the same as Ctrl + Y)
  • Ctrl + J or Ctrl + M: Inserts a new line (same as Enter)
  • Ctrl + X: Cut text
  • Ctrl + C: Copy text
  • Ctrl + V: Paste text

This covers just about everything you can do in this program, however i am still looking for shortcut keys for the import and export functions. Drop me a line if you know them, or see any that are wrong/missing.

Happy (offline) Noding