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halFILE 4.0 Hot Keys

The following tables define the keyboard hot keys that are available in halFILE 4.0.

General Hot Keys Viewer Hot Keys
Search Hot Keys Scan Hot Keys
Index Hot Keys  

General
CTRL-Z Undo hot key. Can be used to ‘undo’ the last key strokes that were performed.
CTRL-C Copy. Copies the highlighted text to the Windows clipboard so it can be used in a ‘paste’ function later.
CTRL-X Cuts. Cuts (erases) the highlighted text to the Windows clipboard so it can be used in a ‘paste’ function later.
CTRL-V Paste. Pastes the contents of the Windows clipboard into the box where the cursor is.
ALT+ If a menu selection has a letter underlined, then you can activate that menu by pressing ALT + the letter underlined. For instance, at the main menu of halFILE, the “File” has the letter F underlined. Therefore, pressing Alt-F activates the File menu.
TAB Moves the cursor to the next control on a screen or form. Examples of controls include a button, a list box and a text box. On the search criteria screen, for example, you can TAB down from field to field until you get to the field you want to search on.
SHIFT-TAB Moves the cursor to the prior control on a screen or form. On the index form, for example, if you notice something was mis-keyed and want to go up to the box containing the incorrect data, you can press SHIFT-TAB until you get there.
   
Search
F2 If the cursor is on a text box that is validated in a table and the question mark is displayed, F2 works the same as clicking the question mark and displays the valid table entries.
F4 Auto Complete. Press F4 then type a few letters of the name and matching names in the database will be listed.
F7 Spell check.
F8 When you are viewing a document, F8 returns you to the search hit list.
F11 When you are on the search hit list or are viewing a document, F11 takes you to the prior document.
F12 When you are on the search hit list or are viewing a document, F12 takes you to the next document.
PageDown When you are viewing a document, pressing Page Down takes you to the next page within the document.
PageUp When you are viewing a document, pressing Page Up takes you to the prior page within the document.
  See Viewer Hot Keys below
   
Index
F2 If the cursor is on a text box that is validated in a table and the question mark is displayed, F2 works the same as clicking the question mark and displays the valid table entries.
F4 Auto Complete. Press F4 then type a few letters of the name and matching names in the database will be listed.
F7 Spell check.
PageDown When you are viewing a document, pressing Page Down takes you to the next page within the document.
PageUp When you are viewing a document, pressing Page Up takes you to the prior page within the document.
Alt-D Duplicates value for the current field from the previous document (or from the document loaded into Document Clipboard)
Alt-A Duplicates all field values from the previous document (or from the document loaded into Document Clipboard)
Ctrl-Shift-V Paste the document clipboard (a document previously copied into the document clipboard from another halFILE module (i.e. Search)
User Assigned Select Tools-Options menu to assign specific field values to hot keys
Ctrl-N When used in a multi-entry field, will replicated the prior line's last name.
Ctrl-O If Imaging Professional for Windows is installed, in Index you can draw a box around a portion of the image, press Ctrl-O and the system will convert the boxed portion of the image to text and post it to the current index field.
  See Viewer Hot Keys below
   
Scan
F5 After scanning a batch of pages, when you are stapling images into documents, the F5 key works the same as pressing the End of Document button. This also works for stapling images during Import.
Down arrow After scanning a batch of pages, when you are stapling into documents, the Down arrow displays the next image in the list.
Up arrow After scanning a batch of pages, when you are stapling into documents, the Up arrow displays the prior image in the list.
   

Viewer (Search and Index)

Alt-Z Zoom toggle
Alt-1 Zoom to upper left quadrant
Alt-2 Zoom to upper right quadrant
Alt-3 Zoom to lower left quadrant
Alt-4 Zoom to lower right quadrant
Alt-~ Fit width (toggles upper half/lower half of document)
Ctrl-F Goes to first page of the document
Ctrl_L Goes to last page of the document
   
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