Shortcuts from Your Keyboard to QuickBooks Actions

Part of the QuickBooks 2012 All-in-One For Dummies Cheat Sheet

QuickBooks 2012 provides a bunch of handy shortcuts you can use to accomplish important accounting tasks. This table identifies some of the best and most useful QuickBooks shortcuts.

Shortcut Key or Key Combination Result
+ Adds 1 to the value shown in the selected number or date file
- Subtracts 1 from the value shown in the selected number or date field
Alt If Ctrl key held down while QuickBooks starts, QuickBooks doesn't open a company file
Ctrl If Ctrl key held down while QuickBooks starts, QuickBooks doesn't open a company file
Ctrl+A Displays the Chart of Accounts window
Ctrl+C Copies your selection to the Clipboard
Ctrl+E Edits the selected transaction
Ctrl+F Displays the Find window
Ctrl+G Goes to the other side of a transfer transaction
Ctrl+I Displays the Create Invoice window
Ctrl+J Displays the Customer Center window
Ctrl+M Memorizes a transaction
Ctrl+N Creates a new <form> where form is whatever is active at the time
Ctrl+P Almost always prints the currently active register, list, or form
Ctrl+Q Creates and displays a QuickReport on the selected transaction
Ctrl+R Displays the Register window
Crtl+T Displays the memorized transaction list
Ctrl+V Pastes the contents of the Clipboard
Ctrl+W Displays the Write Checks window
Ctrl+X Moves your selection to the Clipboard
Ctrl+Z Undoes your last action — usually
Ctrl+Ins Inserts a line into a list of items or expenses
Ctrl+Del Deletes the selected line from a list of items or expenses
Esc Closes the current window
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