Work in dialog boxes by using shortcut keys

Press

To

CTRL+TAB

Switch to the next tab in a dialog box

CTRL+SHIFT+TAB

Switch to the previous tab in a dialog box

TAB

Move to the next option or option group

SHIFT+TAB

Move to the previous option or option group

Arrow keys

Move between options in the active list or between some options in a group of options

SPACEBAR

Select or clear the active check box

Letter key

Move to an option in the selected list, where the letter key is the first letter in the option name

ALT+ letter

Select an option, or select or clear a check box, where letter is the key for the underlined letter in the option name

ALT+DOWN ARROW

Open the selected list

ESC

Close the selected list

ENTER

Perform the action assigned to the default command button in the dialog box (the button with the bold outline — often the OK button)

ESC

Cancel the command and close the dialog box


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