Dialog boxes

Typing in dialog boxes

In some cases, you must type a character sequence beginning with a backslash (\) to enter a character in a dialog box. The sequence appears in the dialog box, but the character appears correctly in the document. The following table shows the sequences to type in a dialog box.

All key sequences described— here– begin with a backslash (\). To indicate a literal backslash in a dialog box, enter two backslashes (\\). In a few cases, you can choose between two backslash sequences for a character. In these cases, the sequences are separated by a comma.

Character name

Graphic

Backslash sequence

Bullet

\b

Circumflex

\@

Dagger

\d

Dagger (double)

\Shift+d

Dash (em)

\m

Dash (en)

\=

Ellipsis

\e

Florin

ƒ

\Shift+f

Forced return

 

\r

Fraction

\/

Grave

\{

Guilsingl left

\(

Guilsingl right

\)

Hungarumlaut

\&

Hyphen (discretionary)

-

\- (hyphen)

Hyphen (nonbreaking)

-

\+

OE ligature

\Shift+o Shift+e

oe ligature

\oe

Per thousand

\%

Quote (base single)

\,

Quote (base double)

\g

Quote (double left)

\`

Quote (double right)

\'

Quote (single)

\"

Space (em)

 

\sm, \Shift+m

Space (en)

 

\sn, \Shift+n

Space (nonbreaking)

 

\space

Space (numeric)

 

\s#, \#

Space (thin)

 

\st, \i

Suppress hyphenation

 

\_ (underscore)

Tab

 

\t

Trademark serif

\Shift+t Shift+m

Y dieresis

\Shift+y : (colon)

Window manipulation

To use these shortcuts, click in any FrameMaker window.

Task

Keyboard shortcut

Redisplay a document window

Esc w r, Control+l (lowercase L)

Close the active window or modeless dialog box

Alt+F4

Close the document window

Esc f q, Esc f c, Control+F4, Control+w, Control+Shift+w

Minimize the document window

Esc w c

Display and activation

Use these shortcuts to display a window or dialog box and make it active. If it is already open but is behind another window, these shortcuts bring it to the front.

To display this window and make it active

Keyboard shortcut

Current document window

Esc Shift+f i d, Shift+F7

Find/Change

Esc Shift+f i f

Hypertext

Esc Shift+f i h

Marker

Esc Shift+f i m

Spelling Checker

Esc Shift+f i s

Paragraph Designer

Esc Shift+f i p

Character Designer

Esc Shift+f i c

Conditional Text

Esc Shift+f i o

Custom Ruling and Shading

Esc Shift+f i r

Table Designer

Esc Shift+f i t

Structure View

Esc Shift+f i v

Element Validation

Esc Shift+f i w

Navigation within dialog boxes

Use these shortcuts to move to settings within dialog boxes and pods. When you use a keyboard shortcut in a window or dialog box, the shortcut’s effect depends on the active setting. The active setting is highlighted, has a dotted rectangle around it, or both.

Task

Keyboard shortcut

Move to the next setting

Tab

Move to the previous setting

Shift+Tab

Command buttons

Task

Keyboard shortcut

Click the default button

Return

Click the active button

space

Cancel a dialog box (but not a window)

Esc

Radio buttons and checkboxes

Task

Keyboard shortcut

Navigate through a group of radio buttons to turn on a radio button

arrow keys

Cycle through checkbox states (off, on, As Is)

space

Pop-up menus

Task

Keyboard shortcut

Move to the previous menu item

up arrow

Move to the next menu item

Down Arrow

Search forward and select an item starting with a typed letter

UnShifted key

Scroll lists

Task

Keyboard shortcut

Move to the previous item in a list

up arrow

Move to the next item in a list

Down Arrow

Search forward and select an item starting with a typed letter

UnShifted key

Move an item in a scroll list to the opposite scroll list

Double-click the item

Move all items in a scroll list to the opposite scroll list

Press and click arrow between scroll lists

Custom menus

Task

Keyboard shortcut

Display a custom menu bar

Esc v m u