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Navigate in Design view shortcut keys for MS Access


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Navigate in Design view shortcut keys for MS Access

In this article I am trying to explain shortcut keys for Navigate in Design view in MS Access.

Key

Description

F2

To switch between Edit mode (with insertion point displayed) and Navigation mode

F4

To switch to the property sheet (Design view in forms and reports in databases and Access projects)

F5

To switch to Form view from form Design view

F6

To switch between the upper and lower portions of a window (Design view of the Advanced Filter/Sort window only)

F7

To switch to the Code Builder from form or report Design view (Design view window or property sheet)

 

F8

Invokes the field list in a form, report , or data access page. If field list is already open, moves focus to field list

SHIFT+F7

To switch from the Visual Basic Editor to form or report Design view

SHIFT+F7

To switch from a control's property sheet in form or report Design view to the design surface without changing the control focus

ALT+ENTER

To display a property sheet in Design view

ENTER or ALT+O

To open the selected form in Form view

CTRL+ENTER or ALT+D

To open the selected table, query, form, report, data access page, macro, or module in Design view

                CTRL+TAB

With focus set to a section, will move the focus to a subsection

SHIFT+ENTER

To add a control to a section

CTRL+C

To copy the selected control to the Clipboard

CTRL+X

To cut the selected control and copy it to the Clipboard

CTRL+V

To paste the contents of the Clipboard in the upper-left corner of the selected section

RIGHT ARROW

To move the selected control to the right by a pixel along the page's grid

LEFT ARROW

To move the selected control to the left by a pixel along the page’s grid

UP ARROW

To move the selected control up by a pixel along the page’s grid

DOWN ARROW

To move the selected control down by a pixel along the page’s grid

CTRL+RIGHT ARROW

To move the selected control to the right by a pixel (irrespective of the page’s grid)

CTRL+LEFT ARROW

To move the selected control to the left by a pixel (irrespective of the page’s grid)

CTRL+UP ARROW

To move the selected control up by a pixel (irrespective of the page’s grid)

CTRL+DOWN ARROW

To move the selected control down by a pixel (irrespective of the page’s grid)

SHIFT+RIGHT ARROW

To increase the width of the selected control (to the right) by a pixel

SHIFT+LEFT ARROW

To decrease the width of the selected control (to the left) by a pixel

SHIFT+UP ARROW

To decrease the height of the selected control (from the bottom) by a pixel

SHIFT+DOWN ARROW

To increase the height of the selected control (from the bottom) by a pixel

SHIFT+TAB

To move the focus from the page design surface to the address/subject dialog box when sending a page as an e-mail

ESC

To move the focus from the Field List or Data Outline back to the data access page design surface

 


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