Keyboard shortcuts for updating your email template (Modern Editor)

WordFly's Modern Editor supports some keystroke (keyboard) shortcuts when editing text and other areas of your email template. You'll have the most support for shortcuts in Chrome. Learn what you can do in this support post!


Topics covered in this article:

Quick Actions

Content Editing Shortcuts

Style Editing Shortcuts

Email Preview Panel Shortcuts​

 

 

Quick Actions

 

We've developed some quick actions in Modern Editor to help users move around the tool quickly.

 

ACTION
MAC PC
Toggle full preview Command + ; Control + ;
Close block editor ESC ESC
Open Blocks tab Command + Shift + B Control + Shift + B
Open Stylesheet tab Command + Shift + S Control + Shift + S
Save the email Command + S Control + S


 

 

 

Content Editing Shortcuts​

 

The following table provides keyboard shortcuts for editing text in Modern Editor text blocks.

ACTION 
MAC PC
Bold text Up/Down Arrow Up/Down Arrow
Italicize text Shift + Up/Down Arrow Shift + Up/Down Arrow
Undo text changes Command + Shift + U Control + Shift + U
Add soft line break (Safari) Command + Return  Control + Return
 Add soft line break (Chrome, Firefox)  Shift + Return  Shift+ Return



We built in an additional word highlight shortcut in text blocks that works across ALL browsers and both PC/Mac platforms.

 

In your text block, put your cursor on a formatted text in the text block, the tag applied to that text will show up in the lower left corner.

 

Here's an example of the cursor being placed on text that has h1 applied:

Click the tag in the lower left corner to quickly highlight that area for additional edits:

 

 

​Style Editing Shortcuts

 

When you are working on setting up your Styles (globally or on individual blocks) in your Modern Editor email template you can use these editing shortcuts in your updates.

 

To access your email template STYLESHEET:


From the left side of your Modern Editor email template (the edit content panel), click on the STYLESHEET tab. Then click on any Stylesheet section to edit it.

 

 

To access individual block Styles:


From the right side of your Modern Editor template (the email preview panel), click on any block and then click on the STYLES tab of that block. Click on any area in the Styles section to edit it.

 

Here are the shortcuts you can use to edit your styles: 

ACTION 
MAC PC
Increase/Decrease value by 1 Up/Down Arrow Up/Down Arrow
Increase/Decrease value by 10 Shift + Up/Down Arrow Shift + Up/Down Arrow
Convert non-pixel value to 'px' Command + Shift + U Control + Shift + U

 

*Example of Container section updated to have 25px margin:

 

 

Email Preview Panel Shortcuts​

 

In your Modern Editor email template you can use some built-in shortcuts to edit on the right side of the email (the email preview panel). Let's review what edits you can do on the email preview panel:

ACTION 
MAC PC
Duplicate or Delete blocks Right-Click or Control-Click Right-Click or Control-Click
Click mobile icon to zoom into mobile mode Slider bar Slider bar
Click desktop icon to zoom into desktop mode Slider bar Slider bar

 

 

 

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