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Chapter 6. Entering, Editing, and Valida... > Using Keyboard Operations for Enteri...

Using Keyboard Operations for Entering and Editing Data

Access is mouse-oriented, as are most Windows applications, but keyboard equivalents are available for the most common actions. One reason for providing keyboard commands is that constantly shifting the hand from a keyboard to a mouse and back can reduce data-entry rates by more than half. Shifting between a keyboard and mouse can also lead to or aggravate repetitive stress injury (RSI), of which the most common type is carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS).

Keyboard operations are as important in a data-entry environment as they are in word-processing applications. Consequently, the information concerning key combinations for data entry appears here instead of being relegated to fine print in an appendix. The data-entry procedures you learn in the following sections prove useful when you come to the “Testing Field and Table Validation Rules” section near the end of the chapter.


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