Microsoft Money Keyboard Shortcuts

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You can save a lot of time if you use Microsoft Money regularly by learning and using keyboard shortcuts. In addition to toolbar icons (which can be customized with commands you choose), executing commands without having to navigate through menus and submenus can be done using a few quick keystroke combinations.

How to Use Keyboard Shortcuts

To use these keyboard combinations, you need to press and hold down the first key in the combination, then press the second key in the series while still holding the first.

For example, to send the Print command, you must first press and hold the Ctrl key, followed by the P key, and then release them. This will open the Print dialog box.

In the case of a three-key combination, such as Ctrl + Shift + A that takes you to the Accounts List, hold down the Ctrl and Shift buttons both, and then press A and release all three keys.

Microsoft Money Navigation

My Money homeALT + HOME
PrintCTRL + P
Close MoneyALT + F4
Toggle account register views:
Top Line Only and All Transactions Details

Microsoft Money Main Sections

Accounts listCTRL + SHIFT + A
Bills and Deposits summaryCTRL + SHIFT + B
Categories and Payees list CTRL + SHIFT + C
Investment Portfolio managerCTRL + SHIFT + I
Lifetime Planner homeCTRL + SHIFT + P
Tax Estimator home CTRL + SHIFT + T
Reports homeCTRL + SHIFT + R
Open web browserCTRL + SHIFT + W

Microsoft Money Accounts & Bills

Find a transactionCTRL + F
Find and replaceF3 or CTRL + H
Insert today's date in the date fieldCTRL + D
Increase date by one dayPLUS SIGN (+)
Decrease date by one dayMINUS SIGN (-)
Split a transactionCTRL + S
Mark transaction clearedCTRL + M
Create scheduled payment or deposit from selected transactionCTRL + E
Mark transaction reconciledCTRL + SHIFT + M
Use information from the same field in the previous transaction CTRL + Y
Cancel changesESC

Microsoft Money File Commands

Open fileCTRL + O
Create a new fileCTRL + N
PrintCTRL + P

Editing in Microsoft Money

FindCTRL + F
Find and ReplaceCTRL + H or F3
Paste Text CTRL + V or SHIFT + INSERT
Undo last entryCTRL + Z or ALT + BACKSPACE

Other Commands in Microsoft Money

Open or close selected drop-down listF4
Refresh Microsoft Money web browserF5
Move focus to the toolbarF7
Convert to foreign currency when in a currency amount fieldF8
Toggle between feedback pane and account registerF9

Tutorials for Microsoft Money

Microsoft Money does a lot, and as with any large and complex application, there is usually a new feature, shortcut or clever trick to learn. Mastering shortcuts is a great way to start using Microsoft Money efficiently. Check out these essential Microsoft Money tutorials to become even more proficient

Microsoft Money Discontinued and Microsoft Money Plus Sunset Deluxe

Microsoft Money Plus Sunset Deluxe is free personal finance software that can replace earlier versions of MS Money. Microsoft discontinued sales of its Microsoft Money line of finance software products in 2009 and discontinued support of the products in 2011. If you still use Microsoft Money to manage your finances, Microsoft offers an alternative version called Money Plus Sunset that replaces Microsoft Money Essentials, Microsoft Money Deluxe, Microsoft Money Premium, Microsoft Money Home and Microsoft Money Business editions.

Find out if installing Microsoft Money Plus Sunset is right for you. It's not for everyone, though, so read up on the details to determine if it is a good option for you.