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Save time with keyboard shortcuts in Sage 50

Sage 50 Accounts

Summary – keyboard shortcuts in Sage 50

It can be quicker to use keyboard shortcuts to navigate and access options in Sage 50 Accounts than switching between your keyboard and mouse.  You can view the shortcut tips by pressing the Alt key on your keyboard whilst in Sage 50 Accounts.

How do I do this?

Tab key – Use the Tab key to jump between options within a window. For example, in a Supplier record, use the Tab key to jump between fields.

Arrow keypad – Use the arrow keypad to scroll a list when highlighted. For example, on the customer list, use the arrow keypad to scroll between customers.

Space bar – Use the space bar when you are in one of the modules, and have highlighted the option you want to use. When you press the space bar, the selected item opens or activates.  For example, on the invoices and credits list, use this to open the selected invoice.

Ctrl + Page Up or Ctrl + Page Down – Use these keys to open information windows accessible by tabs. For example, in the Customer, Supplier, Nominal and Product Record windows, use these keys to open the various tabs associated with the record you are currently accessing.

This also allows you to move through the tabs available on the invoice, sales order and purchase order entry windows.

Alt + F4 – Use this to close Sage Accounts.

Function Keys – F1 to F12

Further Information

If you have any questions about this or need assistance, then please contact the GCC Group Support Team on 0345 260 1151 or


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