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Backslash key (1.2.3)

In this video you will learn that F5 is an alternative way to type backslash. Backslash is an important key in Paratext because it starts every USFM tag, and opens the menu of markers in Standard view and Formatted view.

Since it is not available on all language keyboards, Paratext provides alternatives.

To insert a backslash character

  • Press F5 to insert \OR
  1. Open the menu ≡ for the project.
  2. Expand the menu if needed.
  3. Under Insert, hover over Backslash (\)
    • A reminder of the keyboard shortcut is displayed in the lower left corner

In standard and formatted view, \ brings up the menu of markers. In unformatted view, it simply enters a \