Tables

Selection in tables

To select

Keyboard shortcut

A cell

Press Control and click the cell

A row

Press Control and double-click column (vertical) border in the row

A column

Press Control and double-click row (horizontal) border in the row

Text in the cell above the current cell

Esc t m u a

Text in the cell below the current cell

Esc t m d a

All text in current cell

Esc t h a

Current cell, then next cell

Esc t h e

Current row, then next row

Esc t h r

Current column, then next column

Esc t h c

Body cells in current column, then next body cells

Esc t h b

Current table

Esc t h t, or press Control and triple-click a cell

Extend or shorten the election

Press Control+- and click the last cell you want in the selection

Navigating through tables

Use these shortcuts to move to the indicated cell.

To move to the

Keyboard shortcut

Cell to the right

Esc t m r

Cell to the left

Esc t m l (lowercase L)

Cell below

Esc t m d

Cell above

Esc t m u

Rightmost cell in the current row

Esc t m e

Leftmost cell in the current row

Esc t m a

Top cell in the current column

Esc t m t

Bottom cell in the current column

Esc t m b

Top-left selected cell

Esc t m s, Esc t h zero

Top-left cell

Esc t m Shift+t

Beginning of cell

Control+Page Up

End of cell

Control+Page Down

Next cell and select all text in cell

Tab, Esc t m n

Previous cell and select all text in cell

Shift+Tab, Esc t m p

Cell below and select all text in cell

Control+Alt+Tab

Cell above and select all text in cell

Control+Alt+Shift+Tab

Anchor point of a table

Esc t Shift+i

Tab characters in cells

To

Keyboard shortcut

Type a tab character in a cell

Esc Tab

Row and column manipulation

FrameMaker adds or deletes as many rows or columns as are currently selected.

Task

Keyboard shortcut

Add rows above top selected row

Esc t Shift+r a

Add rows below bottom selected row

Esc t Shift+r b, Control+Return, Control+j

Add columns to left of leftmost selected column

Esc t c l (lowercase L)

Add columns to right of rightmost selected column

Esc t c r

Delete contents of selected rows or columns, but leave cells in table

Esc t c e

Delete selected rows or columns from table

Esc t c x

Sort rows and columns

Esc t s

Row and column replacement

If the Clipboard doesn’t contain whole rows or columns, these shortcuts always replace the selected cells.

To paste whole rows or columns

Keyboard shortcut

By replacing selected rows or columns

Esc t p r

Before current selection (above top selected row or to left of leftmost selected column)

Esc t p b

After current selection (below bottom selected row or to right of rightmost selected column)

Esc t p a

Vertical alignment in cells

To use these shortcuts, click in the first paragraph in a cell.

Alignment

Keyboard shortcut

Top alignment

Esc j t, Control+F1

Middle alignment

Esc j m, Control+F2

Bottom alignment

Esc j b, Control+F3

Column width

To resize

Keyboard shortcut

Columns so no paragraphs in selected cells wrap

Esc t w

Selected column without changing table’s width

Press Alt and drag selected cell’s handle

Copy column width to Clipboard

Esc e y w

Table Designer

To use these shortcuts, click in the Table Designer.

Task

Keyboard shortcut

Change all settings to As Is

Shift+F8

Change all settings to match the selected table

Shift+F9

Display previous page of properties

Page Up

Display next page of properties

Page Down

Apply only the current group of properties

Press Control and click Apply

Table formats

Task

Keyboard shortcut

Apply the current table’s format to the catalog and to all tables that have the same tag

Esc t u t

Display the Edit Ruling Style dialog box

Esc t e