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Crystal Reports Keyboard Shortcuts- Overview

            Crystal Reports keyboard shortcuts can be a valuable timesaver for both new and experienced users. While much of the work in Crystal Reports is in designing the layout of the reports and ensuring accurate data connections, the Crystal Reports keyboard shortcuts can assist you in performing commonly used Menu Bar commands. For example, commonly accessed commands, like “Save” and “Print” can be accessed much more quickly by using the Crystal Reports keyboard shortcuts versus the Menu Bar.

            Crystal Reports keyboard shortcuts are also very useful when creating formulas within the “Formula Editor” dialog box for more advanced report creators. The “Check for Errors” keyboard shortcut is very useful as a quick check on a formula before saving it. You can also use Crystal Reports keyboard shortcuts to quickly toggle the display of trees on and off within the Formula Editor window, such as the “Functions” and “Operators” trees (as shown below).

Crystal Reports Keyboard Shortcuts- Tutorial: A picture of the "Formula Editor" window within Crystal Reports 2013.

Crystal Reports Keyboard Shortcuts- Tutorial: A picture of the “Formula Editor” window within Crystal Reports 2013.

            The Crystal Reports keyboard shortcuts for the Menu Bar and the Formula Editor dialog box are listed below. These Crystal Reports keyboard shortcuts are current as of Crystal Reports 2013. If you are interested in learning more about using Crystal Reports, you can find these Crystal Reports keyboard shortcuts and more in our complete Crystal Reports training, titled “Mastering Crystal Reports Made Easy v.2013-2011.” Users who are interested in upgrading to the newest version of Crystal Reports can find more information at http://www.crystalreports.com.

Crystal Reports Keyboard Shortcuts

Menu Bar Shortcut Keys Key
New Report Ctrl + N
Open Report Ctrl + O
Save Report Ctrl + S
Print Report Ctrl + P
Cut Ctrl + X
Copy Ctrl + C
Paste Ctrl + V
Delete Del
Select All Ctrl + A
Find Ctrl + F
Go To Page Ctrl + G
Design View Ctrl + D
Refresh Report Data F5
Formula Editor Shortcut Keys Key
Browse selected field Alt + B
Check for Errors Alt + C
Toggle the “Shows Field” tree Alt + F
Comments the current line Alt + M
Sort tree content Alt + O
Toggles the “Shows Operator” tree Alt + P
Save formula Alt + S
Toggles the “Shows Function” tree Alt + U
Select all Ctrl + A
Copy Ctrl + C
Move to end of last formula line Ctrl + End
Find Ctrl + F
Set a bookmark Ctrl + F2
Clear all bookmarks Ctrl + Shift + F2
Move to beginning of file Ctrl + Home
Move to start of word at left Ctrl + ←
Select through start of word at left Ctrl + Shift + ←
Opens a dialog to create a new formula Ctrl + N
Save and close Formula Editor Ctrl + S
Focus to the syntax name list box Ctrl + T
Switch to previous control box Ctrl + Shift + Tab
Switch to next control box Ctrl + Tab
Paste Ctrl + V
Cuts Ctrl + X
Undo Ctrl + Z
Repeat Ctrl + Shift + Z
Keyword Auto Complete Ctrl + Space
Move to end of line End
Copies object from list to formula box Enter
Go to next bookmark F2
Find next item F3
Go to previous bookmark Shift + F2
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