Quick Tip: Date Field Keyboard Shortcuts

August 2016    Tags: , , , ,

Did you know that there are several keyboard shortcuts you can use to quickly adjust the date in any Date field?

  • To quickly set the date to the current system date, press T (Today) or D (Date).
  • To open the QuickDate Calculator, which can be used to calculate a past or future date, press Q (QuickDate) or M (Date Math).
  • To change the value of the Date field to mm/dd/yyyy, press C (Clear).
  • To increase or decrease the month, press PgUp/Page Up or PgDn/Page Down, respectively.
  • To increase the day, press one of the following:
    • Up-Arrow
    • >
    • . (period)
  • To decrease the day, press one of the following:
    • Down-Arrow
    • <
    • (comma)

Additionally, if either no portion of the date is highlighted or the entire date is highlighted, pressing + (plus) or – (minus) will increase or decrease the day, respectively. However, keep in mind that if any segment of the date is highlighted, pressing + or – will increase or decrease that segment.

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