Last updated 4/30/2011
Use the keyboard to navigate Contribute
While you are editing, you can use the keyboard to navigate the Contribute workspace, dialog boxes, and tables
without a mouse.
You can also use keyboard shortcuts to open some dialog boxes and perform some commands. For a list of shortcuts,
see “Windows keyboard shortcuts” on page 322.
You can use keyboard shortcuts to navigate the Contribute workspace—that is, to select commands from the menus
and to switch between the Contribute browser and editor. For a complete list of Contribute keyboard shortcuts, see
“Windows keyboard shortcuts” on page 322.
All the items in the Pages panel and toolbar are accessible through the menus. To view task information in the How
Do I panel, use Contribute Help (Help > Adobe Contribute Help).
Keyboard shortcut to switch from the Contribute browser to the editor
Do one of the following:
• Press Control+Shift+E (Windows) or Command+Shift+E (Mac OS), to edit the current page.
Note: This has the same effect as clicking the Edit Page button in the toolbar.
• (Windows only) Press Alt+F, press Alt+F again, and then use the arrow keys to select a current draft or new page
from the pop-up menu.
The drafts and new pages listed in the Pages panel appear in this list.
Keyboard shortcut to switch from the Contribute editor to the browser
Press Control+Shift+B (Windows) or Command+Shift+B (Mac OS).
Note: This has the same effect as clicking Browser in the Pages panel.
More Help topics
“Keyboard shortcuts to navigate dialog boxes” on page 33
“Keyboard shortcuts for navigating in tables” on page 34
Keyboard shortcuts to navigate dialog boxes
You can use the keyboard to navigate dialog boxes.
• To move through dialog box options, press Tab.
In Mac OS, pressing Tab moves the insertion point from one text field to the next.
• To accept a choice and exit the dialog box, press Enter or Return.
• To close the dialog box without making any changes, press Escape or Alt+F4 (Windows).
• (Windows only) To move through choices for an option, use the arrow keys.
For example, if an option has a pop-up menu, move focus to that option, use the Down Arrow key to move through
• (Windows only) To move through an option list, press Control+Tab to shift focus to the option list, and then use
the arrow keys to move up or down the list.
To see an example of an option list, select Edit > Preferences.
• (Windows only) To shift to the options for an option in an option list, press Control+Tab.