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Use a timescale

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
Alt+page upandalt+page downrespectively Move the timescale left or right one page.
Alt+homeandalt+endrespectively Move the timescale to beginning or end of the project.
Alt+arrow leftandalt+arrow rightrespectively Scroll the timescale left or right
Ctrl / (slash on the numeric keypad) Show smaller time units.
Ctrl+*(asterisk on the numeric keypad) Show larger time units.

Use the Network Diagram View

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
Arrow Keys Move to a different Network Diagram box.
Shift+Arrow Keys Add Network Diagram boxes to the selection.
Ctrl+Arrow Keys Move a Network Diagram box. Note: Manual positioning must be set first. Click Layout on the Format menu, and then click Allow manual box positioning.
homeandendrespectively Move to the leftmost or rightmost Network Diagram box in the project.
Ctrl+homeandctrl+endrespectively Move to the top or lowest Network Diagram box in the view or project.
page upandpage downrespectively Move up or down one window height.
Ctrl+page uporctrl+page downrespectively Move left or right one window width.
enterandshift+enterrespectively Select the next field in the Network Diagram box.

Outline a project

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
Alt+Shift+arrow rightandalt+Shift+arrow leftrespectively Indent the selected task.
Alt+Shift+=oralt+Shift+plus(Plus sign on numeric keypad) Show subtasks.
Alt+Shift+-(Hyphen) oralt+Shift+-(Minus Sign on Numeric Keypad) Hide subtasks.
Alt+Shift+*(asterisk on the numeric keypad) Show all tasks.

Navigate views and windows

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
Alt+Space Activate the Control menu.
F2 Activate the entry bar to edit text in a field.
f10oralt Activate the menu bar.
Alt+-(Hyphen) Activate the project control menu.
Shift+F6 Activate the split bar.
Alt+F4 Close the program window.
F3 Display all filtered tasks or all filtered resources.
Alt+F3 Display the Column Definition dialog box.
Shift+F11 Open a new window.
Shift+Backspace Reduce a selection to a single field.
Shift+F3 Reset sort order to ID order.
F6 Select a drawing object.
Shift+F2 Display task, resource or assignment information.
Shift+F8 Turn on or off the Add To Selection mode.
Ctrl+F9 Turn on or off Auto Calculate.
F8 Turn on or off the Extend Selection mode.
Alt+Arrow Keys Move left, right, up, or down to view different pages in the Print Preview window.

Select and edit in the entry bar

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
Enter Accept an entry.
Esc Cancel an entry.
Backspace Delete one character to the left.
Delete Delete one character to the right.
Ctrl+Delete Delete one word to the right.
Shift+End Extend the selection to the end of the text.
Shift+Home Extend the selection to the start of the text.
Insert Turn on or off Overtype mode.

Select and edit in a dialog box

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
Arrow Keys Move between fields at the bottom of a form.
Alt+1(left) oralt+2(right) Move into tables at the bottom of a form.
Enter Move to the next task or resource.
Shift+Enter Move to the previous task or resource.

Select and edit in a sheet view

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
Ctrl+Delete Clear or reset the selected field.
Ctrl+x,ctrl+c,ctrl+V Cut, Copy, Paste selected data
Ctrl+D Fill down.
Ctrl+forshift+F5 Display the Find dialog box.
Shift+F4 In the Find dialog box, continue to the next instance of the search results.
F5 Use the Go To command (Edit menu).
Ctrl+f2andctrl+Shift+f2respectivdely Link or unlink tasks.
Shift+Backspace Reduce the selection to one field.
Ctrl+Z Undo the last action.
Alt+homeandalt+endrespectively Move to the beginning or end of a project (timescale).
Alt+arrow leftandalt+arrow rightrespectively Move the timescale left or right
homeandendrespectively orctrl+arrow leftandctrl+arrow rightrespectively Move to the first field or last field in a row.
Ctrl+arrow upandctrl+arrow downrespectively Move to the first or last row
Ctrl+homeandctrl+endrespectively Move to the first or last field of the first row.
Ctrl+taborctrl+Shift+Tab Move focus between the side pane and the view on the right side.
Tab Select different controls in the side pane if focus is in the side pane.
Space Select or clear check boxes and option buttons if focus is in the side pane.
Ctrl+R Update the Project Guide.
Shift+page downandshift+page uprespectively Extend the selection up or down one page.
Shift+arrow downandshift+arrow uprespectively Extend the selection down or up one row.
Shift+homeandshift+endrespectivewly Extend the selection to the first or last field in a row.
Ctrl+Shift+homeandctrl+Shift+endrespectively Extend the selection to the start or end of the information.
Ctrl+Shift+arrow upandctrl+Shift+arrow downrespectively Extend the selection to the first or last row.
Ctrl+Shift+Space Select all rows and columns.
Ctrl+Space Select a column.
Shift+Space Select a row.
enterandshift+enterrespectively Move within a selection down or up one field.
tabandshift+tabrespectively Move within a selection right or left one field.