Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Editing a Table
Getting Started with
Your First Database
Datasheet shortcut keys
Power users know the fastest way to get work done is to use tricky keyboard
combinations like Ctrl+Alt+Shift+*. Although you can’t always easily remember these
combinations, a couple of tables can help you out. Table 25-1 lists some useful keys
that can help you whiz around the datasheet.
Figure 25-9:
Top: Normal mode. If you start typing now, you’ll
immediately erase the existing text (“Hobergar-
ten”). The fact that all the text in the field is
selected is a big clue that you’re about to wipe it out.
Bottom: Edit mode. The cursor shows where you’re
currently positioned in the field. If you start typing
now, you’ll insert text in between “Hober” and
“garten”.
Table 25-1. Keys for moving around the datasheet
Key
Result
Tab (or Enter)
Moves the cursor one field to the right, or down when you reach the edge
of the table. This key also turns off Edit mode if it’s currently switched on.
Shift+Tab
Moves the cursor one field to the left, or up when you reach the edge of
the table. This key also turns off Edit mode.
Moves the cursor one field to the right (in Normal mode), or down when
you reach the edge of the table. In Edit mode, this key moves the cursor
through the text in the current field.
 
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