MS Access shortcut keys

General

Key Sequence Description
F7 Check spelling.
CTRL+C Copy the selection to the Clipboard.
CTRL+V Paste the contents of the Clipboard to where the insertion point is.
CTRL+X Cut the selection and copy it to the Clipboard.
CTRL+Z Undo typing.
CTRL+DELETE Delete all characters to the right of the insertion point.
CTRL+SEMICOLON (;) Insert the current date.
CTRL+COLON (:) Insert the current time.
CTRL+ALT+SPACEBAR Insert the default value for the field.
ESC Undo changes in the current field. Press ESC a second time to undo changes to the current record.
SHIFT+F2 Open the Zoom box to enter large amounts of data that can not be properly displayed in a small control.

Finding and replacing text

Key Sequence Description
CTRL+F Open the Find tab on the Find and Replace dialog box.
CTRL+H Open the Replace tab on the Find and Replace dialog box.
SHIFT+F4 Find the next occurrence of the value entered in the Find and Replace dialog box when the dialog box is closed.

Selecting text in a field

Key Sequence Description
SHIFT+RIGHT ARROW Extends selection one character to the right.
SHIFT+LEFT ARROW Extends selection one character to the left.
CTRL+SHIFT+RIGHT ARROW Extends selection one word to the right.
CTRL+SHIFT+LEFT ARROW Extends selection one word to the left.

Moving the insertion point in a field

Key Sequence Description
RIGHT ARROW Move one character to the right.
LEFT ARROW Move one character to the left.
CTRL+RIGHT ARROW Move one word to the right.
CTRL+LEFT ARROW Move one word to the left.
END Move to the end of the field, in a single-line field.
HOME Move to the beginning of the field, in a single-line field.
CTRL+END Move to the end of the field, in a multi-line field.
CTRL+HOME Move to the beginning of the field, in a multi-line field.

 

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