Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Getting Help
1. Press the Alt key.
Book I
Chapter 2
Letters pop up on the Ribbon. These letters correspond to tabs, sections
of the Ribbon, buttons, or drop-down-menu items.
2. Press the letter for the tab, section, or button you want.
More letters appear as you type.
3. Keep typing until you’ve executed the command.
Keep the following tips in mind:
• Thelettersdon’tchange,soyoucanmemorizecommonkeystrokes
to get your work done faster.
• Sometimes,morethanonecharacterisusedforashortcut,suchas
FF for font face. Just type what you see to execute the command.
• Ifyoupressthewrongletter,pressEsctobackup.
It’s possible that old menu commands whose keystrokes you memorized
may still work. Give ’em a try before you give up and memorize a new
sequence. Table 2-2 shows a list of our favorite shortcuts.
Some of these keystrokes work only in specific situations — when you edit
something or work in a particular kind of window, for example. Throughout
this topic, we tell you which keys do what and when.
Table 2-2
Shortcut Keys in Access
Key or Combination
What It Does
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
Delete
Deletes the selected object
Alt+Enter
Displays the properties of the selected object in
Design view
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
(continued)
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