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1. Core Access > 3. Work Fast and Avoid Typos

Work Fast and Avoid Typos

Save time and avoid mistakes by using simple keystrokes for entering the date, time, or other commonly used entries.

The mouse is nice, but nothing beats getting around an application faster than keyboard shortcuts. Ctrl-C for copy, Ctrl-V for paste, and so on, are pretty familiar. How about keyboard shortcuts for entering the date, time, and other data? Using these shortcuts will save valuable time when you are in a rush to finish a project. And how often are you not in a rush?

Know Thy Shortcuts

Table 1-1 summarizes useful keyboard shortcuts to use within your Access applications. This isn’t an exhaustive list of keyboard shortcuts—not by a long shot! You can use the Access Help system to find all the shortcuts. The ones presented in


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