- Please note that most tree shortcuts work only if the Tree pane has the focus.
- You will find many of these keyboard shortcuts displayed on the Tree context menu and the Tree menu.
- Features marked in red pertain to TreePad special editions.
Shift+F10: Display the Tree or Article context menu, whichever pane has the focus.
F12: Change focus to the Article pane10.
Ctrl+F7: Subtree statistics
Navigating the tree
Using the alphabet keys
In the Tree pane, press the key corresponding to the first letter of the name of the node you wish to search for1.
Changing to another node within the Tree pane
Up arrow: Moves focus to the node one line up.
Down arrow: Moves focus to the node one line down.
Alt+Up arrow: Moves focus to the next sibling node up2.
Alt+Down arrow: Moves focus to the next sibling node down2.
Left arrow: Moves focus to the root node of the current subtree3.
Right arrow: If the current node is the root node of a currently open subtree, it moves focus to the first child node of that subtree4.
Page Up arrow: Moves focus to the node one page up.
Page Down arrow: Moves focus to the node one page down.
Home, Ctrl+0: Moves focus to the Root node12.
End: Moves focus to the node at the bottom of the tree.
Ctrl+1, 2, ... 9: Move focus to the top 9 bookmarks on the Bookmarks pane.
Changing to another node from within the Article pane5
Ctrl+Alt+Up arrow: Moves focus to the node one line up.
Ctrl+Alt+Down arrow: Moves focus to the node one line down.
Ctrl+Alt+Left arrow: Moves focus to the root node of the current subtree3.
Ctrl+Alt+Right arrow: If the current node is the root node of a currently open subtree, it moves focus to the first child node of that subtree4.
Scrolling up or down without changing nodes
Ctrl+Up: Scrolls up the tree a line at a time.
Ctrl+Down: Scrolls down the tree a line at a time.
Ctrl+PageUp: Scrolls up the tree a page at a time.
Ctrl+PageDown: Scrolls down the tree a page at a time6.
Scrolling left or right without changing nodes
Ctrl+Left: Moves horizontal slider bar left.
Ctrl+Right: Moves horizontal slider bar right.
Ctrl+Home: Moves horizontal slider bar to extreme left.
Ctrl+End: Moves horizontal slider bar to extreme right7.
Opening and closing subtrees
Left arrow or "+" (Numeric keypad): Closes an open subtree.
Right arrow or "-" (Numeric keypad): Opens a closed subtree8.
Changing to another node in history list
Alt+Left arrow: Jumps to previous node in history list.
Alt+Right arrow: Jumps to next node in history list9.
Shift+up: Move the selected node up
Shift+down: Move the selected node down
Shift+left: Move the selected node left
Shift+right: Move the selected node right
Copying and pasting subtrees
Ctrl+Alt+C: Copy selected subtree to TreePad Clipboard
Ctrl+Alt+P: Paste selected subtree from TreePad Clipboard
Del: Delete selected node. You are asked to confirm the deletion.
Insert: Insert a child node after siblings.
Ctrl+Insert: Insert a child node before siblings.
Enter or Shift+Insert: Insert a sibling node after selected node.
Shift+Ctrl+Insert: Insert sibling before selected node.
Alt+Insert: Displays Insert special window16.
Ctrl+Alt+Insert: Repeat last Insert special action16.
Shift+Alt+Ctrl+J: Insert a sibling node after selected node and caption it using selected (highlighted) text in selected node's article. Retain selected text.
Shift+Alt+Ctrl+K: Insert a sibling node after selected node and caption it using selected (highlighted) text in selected node's article. Cut selected text.
F2: Edit node name (open node title editor)
Ctrl+C: Copy node name to Windows Clipboard
Ctrl+V: Paste node name from Windows Clipboard
Ctrl+Alt+V: Paste node name from text highlighted in currently displayed article (i.e. the article corresponding to the node undergoing name change)
Shift+Alt+D: Insert any date into node name11
Shift+Ctrl+D: Insert the current date into node name11
Shift+Ctrl+T: Insert the current time into node name11
Shift+Ctrl+J: Insert the current date and time into node name11
Ctrl+F2: Open Node properties window.
Ctrl+B: Toggle boldface.
Ctrl+I: Toggle italics.
Ctrl+U: Toggle underlining.
Ctrl+]: Increase node font size by 2 points13.
Ctrl+[: Decrease node font size by 2 points13.
Ctrl+Alt+K: toggle node check mark
Shift+Ctrl+S: Sort top level of subtree
Expanding and collapsing subtrees
Shift+Ctrl+B: Collapse top level of subtree
Ctrl+D: Collapse all levels of subtree
Shift+Ctrl+E: Expand one level of subtree
Shift+Ctrl+F: Expand all levels of subtree
Shift+Ctrl+G: Custom expand of subtree
Searching and replacing
Ctrl+F: Search Tree or Search Article, depending on which pane has the current focus
Shift+F11: Search Tree
Shift+Alt+K: Copy node as hyperlinK15
1. This method is really a type of search. TreePad will search down through all opened subtrees and move the focus to the first node it finds which begins with this letter . If there are no visible nodes starting with this letter, the focus will not change. E.g., pressing E will find every visible node starting with E.
- This method only searches downward and not upward. However, when it reaches the bottom it will start again from the top.
- For the best possible chance of finding the node you want, it helps to fully expand the whole tree first.
- Rapidly typing a sequence of characters will find the first node whose title commences with that sequence, e.g., e.g., pressing C,A,L will find the first node titled CAL..., e.g., Calculators.
- Currently this method will not find subsequent nodes commencing with this character or character string, only the first node encountered in the file. You will need to employ Tree search for this.
2. These shortcuts are very useful if you need to remain at the top level of any tree or subtree with opened sublevels, stepping over rather than into open subtrees. Use them to jump from one chapter heading to the next. This can really speed up navigation.
3. If the current node is the root of a currently open subtree, it will simply close that subtree and leave the focus on the current node.)
4. If the current node is the root node of a currently closed subtree, it simply opens the subtree but the focus remains on the root node. If the current node has no subtree, it has no effect.
5. These commands have the same effect as pressing Up, Down, Left and Right when the focus is in the Tree pane.
- Note that, in changing the current node from within the Article pane, the current node is only passively highlighted in the Tree pane as the Article pane retains the focus.
- These commands are very useful as they enable you to change articles and keep editing within the Article pane without having to shift focus each time to the Tree pane if you wish to go to a different node.
- As with using the single cursor keys in the Tree pane, only the articles of those nodes visible in the Tree pane will be displayed. Articles of nodes within collapsed subtrees will be bypassed.
6. Note that the focus stays put, i.e., the current node does not change. Only the Tree pane vertical slider bar moves. Useful for taking a quick look without changing the current focus.
7. Note that the focus stays put, i.e., the current node doesn't change. Only the Tree pane horizontal slider bar moves. Useful for reading long node titles.
8. Continually pressing the Right arrow will get you no further than the top node at each level of each subtree as you proceed down the levels. To scroll down the subtrees you also need to use the Down arrow.
- The Numeric keypad "+" and "-" act solely to open and close subtrees and cannot be used to move the focus up and down the tree in the same way as the Left and Right arrows.
- For a full explanation of the functions of the Left and Right arrows, see Changing the current node, above.
9. These commands do not depend on whether the Tree pane or the Article pane has the focus. The only difference you will notice is that when used from within the Article pane, the highlight of the current node in the Tree pane changes from strong to weak.
10. Unlike the Tab ⁄ Ctrl+Tab commands which toggle focus between Tree and Article panes, this command always changes pane focus to the Article pane. If inserted at the beginning of an Article command keyboard macro, it will prevent the macro from being accidentally executed in the Tree pane. Compare this with F11, which always changes pane focus to the Tree pane when the Article pane has focus, but has no effect when the Tree pane has focus. See Article shortcuts.
12. Pressing the Home key only takes you to the Root node when the Tree pane has focus. Pressing Ctrl+0 will take you there no matter which pane has focus.
13. When applied to article font size, these commands increase⁄decrease it by 1 point.
14. Not only Tab but also Shift+Tab, Ctrl+Tab, Shift+Ctrl+Tab and Ctrl+Alt+Tab have this action when the Tree pane has focus. However, Alt+Tab and Shift+Alt+Tab activate the next Windows application in opposite directions!
16. Users of TreePad PLUS and TreePad SAFE please note that the Insert special menu is only available as a menu item in TreePad Business Edition, but is still accessible using these shortcuts. See Forms and templates in TreePad PLUS.