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MS Access 2010 keyboard arrows up and down

hi,

i have an Access 2010 form with many fields but i use only 1 field for data entry purposes. i managed to figured out how to make the cursor go down when clicking enter, but when i use the up or down arrow keys the cursor will go left or right. is there a way to make the arrows go up and down a field like in excel sheet? thank you, Eddie.
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If your form is a datasheet it would behave much like an excel spreadsheet when it comes to navigation.  Since you are using a continuous form, you could set the AutoTab property of the other fields to No.
You can trap the keys to do whatever you want.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/113547
If you only need one field to be editable, set the others “Tab Stop” property to “No” (IrogSinta's idea) or even “Enabled: No” and “Locked: Yes”, making them much like labels (change their appearance as well in that case).

Trapping the keyboard events (jpaulino's idea) makes sense in more complex cases, but be prepared for a significant development time. The number of special cases and exceptions to consider is quite surprising...

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The number of special cases and exceptions to consider is quite surprising...
Oh so true...
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exactly what i needed. thank you very much, Eddie.