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Keyboard shortcuts for Lacerte

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Keyboard shortcuts for Lacerte

The following tables identify the keyboard shortcuts within Lacerte.

These Lacerte key combinations are available from the Clients, Detail, Forms, and Diagnostics tabs and are an important feature allowing you to quickly navigate through the program.

Press To
Alt+C access the Clients tab
Alt+D access the Detail tab
Alt+F access the Forms tab
Alt+I access the Diagnostics tab
Alt+Left or Right Arrow move between tabs
Ctrl+H open the Calendar
Ctrl+L open Lacerte Email
Ctrl+O open User Options
Ctrl+P open Print Tax Return dialogue box
Ctrl+U open the E-file Wizard
Ctrl+F5 open the Lacerte Appointment Manager
F1 open the in-product Help window
F2 open the in-product Help Center
F4 open the Client Status window
F5 open the REP window
F10 open the Technical Support window
Ctrl+Alt+I switch to the Individual Module
Ctrl+Alt+P switch to the Partnership Module
Ctrl+Alt+C switch to the Corporate Module
Ctrl+Alt+S switch to the S-Corporate Module
Ctrl+Alt+F switch to the Fiduciary Module
Ctrl+Alt+E switch to the Exempt Module
Ctrl+Alt+T switch to the Estate Module
Ctrl+Alt+G switch to the Gift Module
Ctrl+Alt+B switch to the Benefit Module
Press To
Delete delete the selected text or the character to the right of the cursor if no input is selected
Esc (once) move from the detail window to the Section list.
(twice) save and exit the Detail screen.
+ access the calculator if the cursor is in an amount field.
PgUp
PgDn
scroll the screen a page at a time
Ctrl+Tab move among the lists and the Detail screen
Up Arrow
Tab
move among input fields or selections
Down Arrow move among input fields or selections
-or-
add a new property if the cursor is on the last property at a grid screen
Ctrl+A add a new screen/property
Ctrl+C copy a property (Active in the list panel only)
Ctrl+D delete a property or all entries on the screen
Ctrl+E open expanded detail for the current field
Ctrl+V paste a property (Active in the list panel only)
Ctrl+X cut a property (Active in the list panel only)
Ctrl+Z undo the last action
Ctrl+Left Arrow
Ctrl+Right Arrow
select the previous or next tab along the bottom of the screen
Ctrl+PgUp
Ctrl+PgDn
move to the next input section on the screen
Ctrl+Up Arrow
Ctrl+Down Arrow
move to the same input field for a different property
Shift+F6 insert the last number displayed in the calculator into the current input field.
Press To
Delete delete the selected text or the character to the right of the cursor if no input is selected
Esc (once) move from the detail window to the Screen list.
(twice) save and exit the Detail screen
Ctrl+Tab move among the lists and the Detail screen
Up Arrow
Down Arrow
Tab
move among input fields or selections
Ctrl+A add a new screen/property
Ctrl+D delete a full line of input
Ctrl+R reset the page and cumulative hash totals to zero
Ctrl+Home
Ctrl+End
move to the first or last item of the current screen
Ctrl+Left Arrow
Ctrl+Right Arrow
select the previous or next tab along the bottom of the screen
Ctrl+Up Arrow
Ctrl+Down Arrow
move to the next or prior property of the current screen
PgUp
PgDn
move a page at a time
+ open the Calculator if the cursor is in an amount field.
Shift+F6 insert the last number displayed in the calculator into the current input field.
Press To
Up and down arrows scroll one client at a time in the direction of the arrow
Home / End go to the first or last client on the screen, respectively
Type the client number, name, SSN, or status scroll the client list as you type (based on the current category). The current search characters display in the Status bar at the bottom of the screen, in the Search box.
Alt activate the menu bar. You can press Alt + the highlighted letter in a menu or feature to access that menu or feature quickly.
Spacebar select or unselect the highlighted client
Ctrl+Up Arrow or Ctrl+Down Arrow scroll through the Client list without moving the cursor from the highlighted client
Shift+Up Arrow or Shift+Down Arrow select one client at a time in the direction of the arrow
Press To
Arrow keys move cursor a character at a time, or a line at a time, in the direction of the arrow key.
Ctrl+Left Arrow move to the previous word.
Ctrl+Right Arrow move to the next word.
Shift+Insert paste text that has been cut or copied
Home move to the first character of the line
End move to the last character of the line
Pg Up move up one page or to the top of a subsection
Pg Dn move down one page or to the bottom of a subsection
Shift+Right Arrow
Shift+Left Arrow
mark text in the direction of the arrow
Shift+Up Arrow
Shift+Down Arrow
mark a column of text in direction of the arrow
Shift+Delete cut the selected text
Backspace delete a character to the left of the cursor
Delete delete the selected text or one character to the right cursor
Ctrl+P print the current document
Insert toggle insert/overstrike
Ctrl+Z undo the last change
Ctrl+B make selected text bold
Ctrl+I make selected text italics
Ctrl+U underline selected text
Ctrl+F find text
F3 find the next instance of text
Ctrl+A select all text in a section
F7 check spelling

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