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AEM Forms Keyboard Shortcuts

This article lists the keyboard shortcuts that can be used with Adaptive Form Editor, Theme Editor, Content Browser, and Correspondence Management for Windows and Macintosh operating systems.

Adaptive Form Editor

Action
Shortcut on Windows
Shortcut on Mac OS
Open Properties browser for the selected adaptive form component
Alt+Enter
Alt+Return
Close Properties browser for the selected adaptive form component
Ctrl+Alt+W
Command+Alt+W
Save changes in the Properties browser for the selected adaptive form component
Ctrl+S
Command+S
Edit rule for the selected adaptive form component
Ctrl+Alt+Enter
Command+Alt+Return
Toggle between Preview and the currently selected mode (for example, Edit, Scaffolding, etc.)
Ctrl+Shift+M
Ctrl+Shift+M*
Undo last change
Ctrl+Z
Ctrl+Z*
Redo last change
Ctrl+Y
Ctrl+Y*
Select multiple components
Shift+Click
Shift+Click
Copy selected component
Ctrl-C
Ctrl-C*
Cut selected component(s). The cut component does not disappear until it is pasted to the new location.
Ctrl-X
Ctrl-X*
Paste component(s)
Ctrl+V
Ctrl+V
Delete selected component(s)
Ctrl+Del
Ctrl+Del*
Delete selected component(s)
Ctrl+Backspace
Ctrl+Backspace*
Make text bold while using Rich Text Editor component in Preview mode
Ctrl+B
Ctrl+B*
Italicize text while using Rich Text Editor component in Preview mode
Ctrl+I
Ctrl+I*
Make text bold while using Rich Text Editor component in Preview mode
Ctrl+U
Ctrl+U*
Shortcuts marked with a '*' work both with the Ctrl and Command keys on Mac OS.
Multi-select on a desktop device:
  • Windows: Ctrl+Click on required components.
  • MAC OS: Command+Click on required components.

Theme Editor

Action
Shortcut on Windows
Shortcut on Mac OS
Open properties browser for the selected component in a theme
Alt+Enter
Alt+Return
Close properties browser for the selected component in a theme
Ctrl+Alt+W
Command+Alt+W
Undo last change
Ctrl+Z
Ctrl+Z*
Redo last change
Ctrl+Y
Ctrl+Y*
Save changes in the Properties browser for the selected component in a theme
Ctrl+S
Ctrl+S*
Shortcuts marked with a '*' work both with the Ctrl and Command keys on Mac OS.

Content Browser

Action
Shortcut on Windows
Shortcut on Mac OS
Expand all accordions in the Form Objects tree of the Content browser when in focus
Ctrl+A to select all accordions followed by Right Arrow to expand
Command+A to select all accordions followed by Right Arrow to expand
Collapse all accordions in the Form Objects tree of the Content browser when in focus
Ctrl+A to select all accordions followed by Left Arrow to collapse
Command+A to select all accordions followed by Left Arrow to collapse
Expand the selected accordion in the Form Objects tree
Right Arrow
Right Arrow
Collapse selected accordion in the Form Objects tree
Left Arrow
Left Arrow
Select the next item in the Forms Objects tree
Down Arrow
Down Arrow
Select the previous item in the Forms Objects tree
Up Arrow
Up Arrow
# Replaces Ctrl + Right Arrow for Windows and Command + Right Arrow for Mac OS. # Replaces Ctrl + Left Arrow for Windows and Command + Left Arrow for Mac OS.

Correspondence Management

This section lists various keyboards and accessibility shortcuts that you can use in Correspondence Management text editor. You can use these shortcuts while you are:

Text selection and moving the cursor around

Operation Shortcut on Windows Shortcut on Mac OS
Select current word
Ctrl+Shift+Right Arrow
Command+Shift+Right Arrow
Select previous word
Ctrl+Shift+Left Arrow
Command+Shift+Left Arrow
Extend a selection to the beginning of a paragraph
Ctrl+Shift+Up Arrow
Command+Shift+Up Arrow
Extend a selection to the end of a paragraph
Ctrl+Shift+Down Arrow
Command+Shift+Down Arrow
Select all the text in the text editor
Ctrl+A
Command+A
Move the cursor to the beginning of the next word
Ctrl+Right Arrow
Option+Right Arrow [1]
Move the cursor to the beginning of the previous word
Ctrl+Left Arrow
Option+Left Arrow
Move the cursor to the next paragraph.
Ctrl+Down Arrow
Option+Down Arrow
Move the cursor to the previous paragraph.
Ctrl+Up Arrow
Option+Up Arrow
Select text one by one character in back direction
Shift+Left Arrow
Shift+Left Arrow
Select text one by one character in forward direction
Shift+Right Arrow
Shift+Right Arrow
Select text one by one paragraph in back direction
Shift+Up Key
Shift+Up Key
Select text one by one paragraph in forward direction
Shift+Down key
Shift+Down Key
Select text until starting from current position of page
Shift+Page Up
Fn+Shift+Up Arrow
Select text until ending from end position of page
Shift+Page Down
Fn+Shift+Down Arrow
Move cursor to end of page
Page Down
Fn+Down Arrow
Move cursor to the start of page
Page Up
Fn+Up Arrow
Select text from current position to the end (of the module)
Shift+Ctrl+End
Command+Shift+Down Arrow
Select text from current position to the start (of the module)
Shift+Ctrl+Home
Command+Shift+Up Arrow
Move cursor to the starting position
Ctrl+Home
Command+Up Arrow
Move cursor to the ending position
Ctrl+End
Command+Down Arrow

Text alignment

Operation
Shortcut on Windows
Shortcut on Mac OS
Make a paragraph center aligned
Ctrl+E
Ctrl+Command+E
Make a paragraph left aligned
Ctrl+L
Ctrl+Command+L
Make a paragraph right aligned
Ctrl+R
Ctrl+Command+R
Make a paragraph justified
Ctrl+J
Ctrl+Command+J

Undo and redo actions

Operation Shortcut on Windows Shortcut on Mac OS
Undo
Ctrl+Z
Command+Z / Ctrl+Command+Z
Redo
Ctrl+Y
Command+Y

Changing font size

Operation
Shortcut on Windows
Shortcut on Mac OS
Increase the font size
Ctrl+Shift+>
Ctrl+Shift+>
Decrease the font size
Ctrl+Shift+<
Ctrl+Shift+<

Deleting a word

Operation Shortcut on Windows Shortcut on Mac OS
Delete word to left of cursor
Ctrl+Backspace
Option+Delete
Delete word to right of cursor
Ctrl+Delete
Ctrl+Delete

Copy and paste

Operation Shortcut on Windows Shortcut on Mac OS
Paste text
Ctrl+V / Shift + Insert
Command+V
Cut the selected text
Ctrl+X
Command+X
Copy the selected text
Ctrl+C
Command+C

Formatting

Operation Shortcut on Windows Shortcut on Mac OS
Make letters bold
Ctrl+Alt+B / Ctrl+B
Command+B
Make letters italic
Ctrl+Alt+I / Ctrl+I
Command+I
Underline letters
Ctrl+Alt+U / Ctrl+U
Command+U