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 home ALT + HOME
Help F1
Print CTRL + P
Close Money ALT + F4
Toggle account register views:
Top Line Only and All Transactions Details

Microsoft Money Main Sections

Accounts list CTRL + SHIFT + A
Bills and Deposits summary CTRL + SHIFT + B
Categories and Payees list CTRL + SHIFT + C
Investment Portfolio manager CTRL + SHIFT + I
Lifetime Planner home CTRL + SHIFT + P
Tax Estimator home CTRL + SHIFT + T
Reports home CTRL + SHIFT + R
Open web browser CTRL + SHIFT + W

Microsoft Money Accounts & Bills

Find a transaction CTRL + F
Find and replace F3 or CTRL + H
Insert today's date in the date field CTRL + D
Increase date by one day PLUS SIGN (+)
Decrease date by one day MINUS SIGN (-)
Split a transaction CTRL + S
Mark transaction cleared CTRL + M
Create scheduled payment or deposit from selected transaction CTRL + E
Mark transaction reconciled CTRL + SHIFT + M
Use information from the same field in the previous transaction CTRL + Y
Cancel changes ESC

Microsoft Money File Commands

Open file CTRL + O
Create a new file CTRL + N
Print CTRL + P

Editing in Microsoft Money

Find CTRL + F
Find and Replace CTRL + H or F3
Cut CTRL + X
Paste Text CTRL + V or SHIFT + INSERT
Undo last entry CTRL + Z or ALT + BACKSPACE

Other Commands in Microsoft Money

Open or close selected drop-down list F4
Refresh Microsoft Money web browser F5
Move focus to the toolbar F7
Convert to foreign currency when in a currency amount field F8
Toggle between feedback pane and account register F9

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.