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  • Verner

    keyboard shortcuts to XMetaL commands

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    Hi

    We have just bought XMetal 5.5 (to be integrated with the Trisoft CMS system). Do any of you know if there is a keyboard shortcut guide to download? Or have you made one for yourself that you are willing to share?

    Verner

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    Derek Read

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    Launch XMetaL Author Enterprise and search for “keyboard shortcuts” using the menu item Help > Search for Help on…

    That should get you what you need.

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    Su-Laine Yeo

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    super-structure

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    Is there some way to add our own custom keyboard shortcuts? I'm so used to pressing CTRL+K to add a hyperlink/xref. My hand is about to fall off from all of the clicking required to repeat this.

    I tried to use the Toolbar and Menu Customization to simply add a Shortcut to the Insert > Link > Cross-Reference menu item, but the field appears to be inactive.

    What's worse, I inadvertently removed the Insert Xref toolbar tool and I can't even find a way to put it back in the Format toolbox (it doesn't appear anywhere in the Buttons tab of the Toolbar and Menu Customization dialog).

    (This is XMetaL Author v5.5)

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    Su-Laine Yeo

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    Hi Jason,

    This should work:
    1) Open a DITA topic.
    2) Click Tools > Record New Macro.
    3) Click Insert > Link > Cross-Reference.
    4) Click OK in the dialog that appears.
    5) Click Tools > Stop Recording.
    6) The Define New Macro dialog appears automatically. In the “Create this macro for” drop-down, choose “Application
    7) Choose a macro name and shortcut key, then click OK.

    To “reset” toolbars so that you see all the default buttons, hold down the Ctrl key when starting XMetaL.

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