Text Editing

Text editing should work as you expect. This is a nice feature of Bike. Often outliner applications constrain text editing in various ways. Bike doesn't do that.

Bike Text Editing

In addition to expected text editing commands Bike also adds a few new ones.

Selection commands:

  • Selection > Select Word (Control-W) Expand selection to word boundaries.

  • Selection > Select Sentence (Control-S) Expand selection to sentence boundaries.

  • Selection > Select Paragraph (Shift-Command-L) Expand selection to paragraph boundaries.

  • Selection > Select Branch (Shift-Command-B) Expand selection to branch boundaries.

  • Selection > Expand Selection (Option-Command-Up) Expand the selection up through the different boundary levels.

  • Selection > Contract Selection (Option-Command-Down) Undo previous Expand Selection command.

Outline commands:

  • Outline > New Row (Command-Return) This is similar to pressing Return. The difference is that it will only insert a new row. Pressing Return will replace the selection with a newline to create the new row.

  • Outline > Duplicate (Command-Shift-D)

  • Outline > Indent (Control-Command-Right)

  • Outline > Outdent (Control-Command-Left)

  • Outline > Move Up (Control-Command-Up)

  • Outline > Move Down (Control-Command-Down)

  • Outline > Move to Heading... (Command-\)

  • Outline > Delete Rows (Command-Shift-K)

Indent and Outdent are important and used frequently. There are multiple keyboard shortcuts to perform these two commands. First you can use Tab and Shift-Tabas described in Getting Started. Second you can use the above arrow key based shortcuts. Third you can use Command-] and Command-[.

In text editing mode, these commands all work on individual rows, unconstrained by the outline structure. This is as you would expect in a text editor, but maybe different than you would expect if you are used to outliners. See outline editing for outline editing behavior.

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