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Using Keyboard Shortcuts

When you want to choose a command, or do anything else in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016, you can use either the mouse or the keyboard. Because it is more intuitive to use a mouse, all actions in this course are described according to mouse usage. However, as soon as you learn how, it can be more efficient to use the keyboard.

Basic Keyboard Shortcuts

The following table lists how to perform certain actions with the mouse and the keyboard.

Goal Mouse Keyboard
Select field contents. Double-click field or drag move cursor over field. Use the TAB or arrow keys to move the cursor to the field that you want. The contents will be highlighted.
Execute a function on the contents of a selected field. Select the text and start the function by clicking it on the ribbon, a button on the page, or in the shortcut menu. Select the text.

If the function is available in the ribbon, press ALT. Press the letter of the tab name, and then press the letter of the function name. 

If the function is a button on the page, move the cursor to the button and press ENTER to enable the selected button or command. 

If the function is available in the shortcut menu, right-click the field's value, select the button in the menu, and press ENTER.
Enter content in an empty field. Click the field, type your content, and then click outside the field to save. Move the cursor to the field using ENTERTAB, or the arrow keys and then type your content. Press ENTER to save what you have entered. 
Choose a button on the page. Click the button that you want to enable. Press ALT and then the underlined letter on the button. Press ENTER to enable it. 
Go to first record.  Not applicable. Press CTRL + HOME.
Go to last record. Not applicable. Press CTRL + END
Go to next record.  Not applicable. Press PAGE DOWN.
Go to previous record. Not applicable.  Press PAGE UP

Keyboard Shortcuts

Some actions can be performed by using keyboard shortcuts, shown in the following table. For the list of all available keyboard shortcuts, see the Keyboard Shortcut help topic located at “Working with Microsoft Dynamics NAV/Work with Data."

Keyboard Shortcut Action
ALT Key tips on ribbon
ALT + A Launch Actions tab
ALT + M Launch Microsoft Dynamics NAV button
ALT + N Launch the Navigate tab
ALT + R Launch Report tab
CTRL + N Insert new line (in a grid)
CTRL + SHIFT + G Go to
CTRL + SHIFT + K Edit list
CTRL + SHIFT + L View list
CTRL + SHIFT + W Open in new window (list)
CTRL + A Select (copy) all
CTRL + C Copy
CTRL + E Export to Excel
CTRL + F Find
CTRL + L Linked files
CTRL + O Open company
CTRL + P Print
CTRL + V Paste
CTRL + W Export to Word
CTRL + X Cut
CTRL + Z Undo
DELETE Clear selected text or line
CTRL + SHIFT + Q Expand/collapse tree in grid
CTRL + ALT + F1 Zoom
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