Our text editor employs the TipTap language to give you access to a newer and cleaner typing experience. However, clicking a BUNCH of buttons can really elongate your editing experience - especially if you're using a track pad instead of a mouse! So, keyboard shortcuts can be used to do the same functions as the buttons - no mouse required.

To use a keyboard shortcut, push the keys on your keyboard in the order shown (read left to right) to get the desired effect. For example, if I want to bold a word, I would use the keyboard shortcut for bolding by entering the "Ctrl", then "B" buttons on my keyboard. Learning basic keyboard shortcuts can dramatically reduce typing time. The best part: Most keyboard shortcuts are similar across other platforms - so these will also help you in other apps as well.

The following keyboard shortcuts have been tested and are working in our text editor as of July 2022.

Table of Contents

  1. The Essentials

  2. Text and Paragraph Formatting

  3. Text Selection

The Essentials

Command

Windows/Linux

MacOS

Copy

Control C

Cmd C

Cut

Control X

Cmd X

Paste

Control V

Cmd V

Paste without formatting

Control Shift V

Cmd Shift V

Undo

Control Z

Cmd Z

Redo

Control Shift Z

Cmd Shift Z

Hyperlinking

Control V with text highlighted while you have a URL on your clipboard

Cmd V with text highlighted while you have a URL on your clipboard

Paste without Formatting

Paste without formatting removes the bolds, underlines, italics, hyperlinks, spacing, etc. It's pasting only the words. This can be really helpful if you are pasting from a document with unique formatting that causes your typing to look strange in Pivot Interactives.

In the GIF below, I used Ctrl A to select all of the text, Ctrl C to copy all of the text, and Ctrl Shift V to paste all of the text without the formatting: notice, only the words were pasted.

Hyperlinking

Hyperlinking is now a little different than what you have seen in the past. To hyperlink, simply paste your URL over the desired text. You no longer need to use the "Ctrl+K" command to open the hyperlink box - simply paste it on and it will automatically hyperlink.

Text and Paragraph Formatting

Command

Windows/Linux

macOS

Bold

Control B

Cmd B

Italicize

Control I

Cmd I

Underline

Control U

Cmd U

Ordered list

Control Shift 7

Cmd Shift 7

Bullet list

Control Shift 8

Cmd Shift 8

Superscript

Control .

Cmd .

Text Selection

Command

Windows/Linux

macOS

Select all

Control A

Cmd A

Extend selection one character to left

Shift

Shift

Extend selection one character to right

Shift

Shift

Extend selection one line up

Shift

Shift

Extend selection one line down

Shift

Shift

Extend selection to the beginning of the editor space

Control Shift

Cmd Shift

Extend selection to the end of the editor space

Control Shift

Cmd Shift

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