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Select text and data shortcut keys in MS Access


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Select text and data shortcut keys in MS Access

In this Article I am trying to explain the shortcut keys for Select text and data in MS Access.

Selecting text in a field

                Key

Description

SHIFT+RIGHT ARROW

To extend one character to the right

CTRL+SHIFT+RIGHT ARROW

To extend one word to the right

SHIFT+LEFT ARROW

To extend one character to the left

CTRL+SHIFT+LEFT ARROW

To extend one word to the left

Selecting a field or record

                Key

Description

 TAB

To select the next field

F2

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

SHIFT+SPACEBAR

To switch between selecting the current record and the first field of the current record, in Navigation mode

SHIFT+UP ARROW

To extend selection to the previous record, if the current record is selected

SHIFT+DOWN ARROW

To extend selection to the next record, if the current record is selected

CTRL+A or CTRL+SHIFT+SPACEBAR

To select all records

Extending a selection

                Key

Description

F8

To turn on Extend mode (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

LEFT ARROW or RIGHT ARROW 

To extend a selection to adjacent fields in the same row in Datasheet view

UP ARROW or DOWN ARROW

To extend a selection to adjacent rows in Datasheet view

SHIFT+F8

To undo the previous extension

ESC

To cancel Extend mode

Selecting and moving a column in Datasheet view

Key

Description

CTRL+SPACEBAR

To select the current column or cancel the column selection, in Navigation mode only

SHIFT+RIGHT ARROW

To select the column to the right, if the current column is selected

SHIFT+LEFT ARROW

To select the column to the left, if the current column is selected

CTRL+SHIFT+F8

To turn on Move mode; then press the RIGHT ARROW or LEFT ARROW key to move selected column(s) to the right or left.

 


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