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Access07 - Can you create Shortcut or Special Function keys in Acess?

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Hello Experts.

I have an unbound keypad form that I want to the user to be able to bring up whenever they are in a numeric input field.  To do that, I envision them hitting the F7 or some other non dedicated by access Function key.  Is there a way to do this?
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Phillip Burton earned 500 total points
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Yes, by using an AutoKeys macro. It's based on very old technology, but it still works.

Create - Macro.

Go to Design - Show/Hide - Macro Names.

In the Macro Name column, press F7.

In the Action column, put your action, e.g. RunMacro, and complete the rest of the section.

Save the Macro as AutoKeys.

For more information, see https://support.office.com/en-sg/article/Run-an-Access-macro-by-using-a-keyboard-shortcut-0d267570-d3da-46eb-9bfb-a3c81af676be
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Ok... I tried this.....

Created a Macro that I saved as [F7Macro]
in the macro Name field first I tried just hitting the F7 key... it put nothing there so I typed {F7}
Action is RunMacro
Arguments is OpenKeypad,1,1

Created a Macro that I saved as [OpenKeypad]
In that I put
Action OpenForm
Arguments frm_Keypad,Form,,,,Normal

When I hit F7 key nothing happens.... but if I double click on the Navigation bar F7Macro it does open the keypad form.

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by:wlwebb
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Got it............

The step I missed was the Save As.... that you HAVE TO type Autokeys ... it's a hidden option
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