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Handy Access 2013 Keyboard Shortcuts

Part of the Access 2013 All-In-One For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Some people would rather use the keyboard than the mouse, and Access 2013 has plenty of keyboard shortcuts for those people. The following keyboard shortcuts are especially useful in Access 2013. Some keystrokes work anywhere in Access 2013; others work only in specific views, as noted.

Key Combination Action
F1 Displays the Help window
Ctrl+F1 Hides or displays the Ribbon
F5 Goes to the record with the record number you type
F6 Moves the focus to another area of the window
F7 Checks the spelling in the selected object
F11 Hides or displays the Navigation Pane
Del Deletes the selected object
Alt+Enter In Design view, displays the properties of the selected object
Ctrl+C Copies the selected text or objects to the clipboard
Ctrl+F Finds text (with the option to replace it) in the open table, query, or form
Ctrl+N Starts a new database
Ctrl+O Opens a database
Ctrl+P Prints the selected object
Ctrl+S Saves the selected object
Ctrl+V Pastes the contents of the clipboard to the active window
Ctrl+X Deletes the selected text or object and saves it in the clipboard
Ctrl+Z Undoes the last action that can be undone (our all-time favorite!)
Ctrl+; Types today’s date
Ctrl+” Duplicates the entry from the same field in the previous record
Esc Cancels what you’re typing.
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