What are some keyboard shortcuts for the Rich-Text Editor?

You can operate the Rich-Text Editor using a computer keyboard with the shortcuts and hotkeys below.  For a full list of keyboard commands in the Rich-Text Editor, you may also refer to the CKEditor list of shortcut keys.

Keyboard navigation to the editing area

From your course/project site, tab or arrow down into the editor's text box to place focus in the text box and edit content. When you are done, you can tab or arrow down out of the editor.

Accessibility Help for the Rich-Text Editor

Alt + 0 opens the Accessibility Instructions dialog for the Rich-Text Editor.

Hotkeys inside the editing text box

Formatting shortcut keys

When focus is in the editor, you can use formatting shortcut keys similar to those used in most word processors, such as Microsoft Word.  Some examples include:

  • Bold - Ctrl + B (in Windows) or Command + B (on a Mac)
  • Italics - Ctrl + I (in Windows) or Command + I (on a Mac)
  • Underline - Ctrl + U (in Windows) or Command + U (on a Mac)

In the example pictured above, bold text was added.