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Properties Window Keyboard Shortcuts

This page is specific to the Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) Language Reference for Office 2010.

Use these key combinations when the Property list has the focus in the Properties window:

Press

To

PAGE DOWN

Move down through the Property list.

PAGE UP

Move up through the Property list.

DOWN ARROW

Move down through the Property list, one property at a time.

UP ARROW

Move up through the Property list, one property at a time.

RIGHT ARROW

Move down through the Property list, one property at a time.

LEFT ARROW

Move up through the Property list, one property at a time.

END

Move to the last property in the list.

HOME

Move to the first property in the list.

TAB

Move the insertion point among the property, properties settings box, and the Object box.

CTRL+SHIFT+ALPHA

Move to the next property in the list that begins with the alpha character.

Double-Click

Cycle through settings of enumerated properties, or switch focus to the settings box for other property types.

ALT+F6

Switch between the last two active windows.

Use these key combinations when the settings box for a property has the focus in the Properties window:

Press

To

CTRL+Z

Undo the last editing action in the current line.

CTRL+C

Copy the selected text to the Clipboard.

CTRL+X

Cut the selected text to the Clipboard.

DEL or DELETE

Delete the selected text without placing it on the Clipboard.

CTRL+V

Paste the Clipboard contents at the insertion point.

SHIFT+TAB

Switch focus between the Object box and the active Properties tab.

TAB

Move the focus among the Object box, the active Properties tab, a property, and the property value.

ESC

Cancel the property change.

CTRL +SHIFT+ALPHA

Move to the next property that begins with the alpha character, in the list.

Use these key combinations when a property has enumerated values and its settings box has the focus in the Properties window:

Press

To

ALT+DOWN ARROW

Open the settings box list.

ALT+UP ARROW

Close the settings box list.

Use these key combinations when you set the BackColor, ForeColor, FillColor, or BorderColor properties, and the settings box has the focus in the Properties window:

Press

To

ALT+DOWN ARROW

Display the Color palette.

ALT+UP ARROW

Close the Color palette.

Use these key combinations when you set the Icon or Picture properties, and the settings box has the focus in the Properties window:

Press

To

ALT+DOWN ARROW

Display the Load Icon or Load Picture dialog box.

ALT+UP ARROW

Display the Load Icon or Load Picture dialog box.

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