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Access 97/2000 Shortcut Keys

[Keys for general Use] [Keys for Use in the Database Window] [Keys for Selecting Text or Data] [Keys for Editing Text or Data] [Keys for Working in Datasheet View] [Keys for Moving Around in Form View] [Keys for Working in Print Preview and Layout Preview]

Keys for Selecting Text or Data

Select text in a field

To  Press
Extend selection one character to the right   SHIFT-RIGHT ARROW
Extend selection one word to the right   CTRL-SHIFT-RIGHT ARROW
Extend selection one character to the left   SHIFT-LEFT ARROW
Extend selection one word to the left   CTRL-SHIFT-LEFT ARROW (To cancel a selection, use the opposite arrow key)

Select a field or record

To Press
Select the next field   TAB
Switch between Edit mode (with insertion point displayed) and Navigation mode   F2
Switch between selecting the current record and the first field of the current record, in Navigation mode   SHIFT-SPACEBAR
Extend selection to the previous record, if the current record is selected   SHIFT-UP ARROW
Extend selection to the next record, if the current record is selected    SHIFT-DOWN ARROW
Select all records   CTRL-A or CTRL-SHIFT-SPACEBAR

Extend a Selection

To Press
Turn on Extend mode   F8 (EXT appears in the lower right corner of the window); pressing F8 repeatedly extends the selection to the word, the field, the record (in Datasheet view only), and all records
Extend a selection to adjacent fields in the same row in Datasheet view    LEFT ARROW or RIGHT ARROW
Extend a selection to adjacent rows in Datasheet view   UP ARROW, DOWN ARROW
Undo the previous extension   SHIFT-F8
Cancel Extend mode   ESC

Select a Column in Datasheet View 

To Press
Select the current column or cancel the column selection, in Navigation mode only   CTRL-SPACEBAR
Select the column to the right, if the current column is selected    RIGHT ARROW
Select the column to the left, if the current column is selected    LEFT ARROW

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