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SAS Enhanced Editor - KeyBoard Shortcuts that YOU Should Know by klaz2002
Posted: 18 May 04

Have you ever used the SAS editor, to write your code, and wished for a real powerfull text editor?  Well with the SAS Enhanced Editor there are some undocumented shortcuts that can really speed up your code writing.

Here are a few shortcuts and their descriptions:

1) Comment selected section of code with Line Comments press: CTL+/
2) Uncomment selected section that has Line Comments press: CTL+SHIFT+/
3) Convert selected section to lowercase press: CTL+SHIFT+L
4) Convert selected section to uppercase press: CTL+SHIFT+U
5) Indent selected section press: TAB
6) Un-indent selected section press: SHIFT+TAB
7) To move curser to the matching DO/END statement press:    
       a) ALT+[
       b) ALT+]
       c) ALT+9
       d) ALT+0

8)
Delete trailing white space from selected text(from line if not selected) press: CTL+SHIFT+W
9)
Collapse all folding blocks press: ALT+CTL+ -
10)
Expand all folding blocks press: ALT+CTL+ +
11)
Go to line number press: CTL+G

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