To move from field to field, use the Tab key.

To use keystrokes to navigate the menu bar and tabs on a record, press the Alt key and the key for the underlined letter in the selected option. For example, to open the File menu, press Alt+F. Some keystroke examples are listed below:

KeystrokeOption on Menu Bar
Alt+FOpen File
Alt+EOpen Edit
Alt+VOpen View
Alt+QOpen Query
Alt+WOpen Window
Alt+HOpen Help
Alt+AOpen Favorites
Alt+ROpen Records
Alt+TOpen Accounts
Alt+NOpens Vendor Options
Alt+BSelects the Attributes tab
Alt+GSelects the GL Distribution tab
Alt+F+N+OCreate a new Organization record (The Raiser's Edge)

The same principle applies to the other options on the menu bar. After selecting the File menu (using Alt+F), select one of the options by pressing Shift and the key for the underlined in the option. For example, to create a new file, press Shift+N. Some keystroke examples are listed below:  

KeystrokeOption in File Menu
Shift+NCreate a New Item
Shift+OOpen an Item
Shift+DDelete an Item
Shift+SSave an Item
Shift+CClose an Item
Shift+EExport to Excel
Shift+PPrint
Shift+VPrint Preview
Shift+UPrint Setup
Shift+XExit
Shift+TExit and Sign out

To bypass the Alt and Shift keystrokes mentioned above, use these keystrokes:

KeystrokeFunction
Ctrl+NAdd a new record
Ctrl+OOpen an existing record
Ctrl+SSave a record
Ctrl+ESave a record and create a new one
Ctrl+LSave a record and close it
Ctrl+CCopy
Ctrl+XCut
Ctrl+VPaste

You can use Function keys to speed up data entry:

Function KeyFunction
F1Press F1 in any field to open the corresponding Help File
F3Press F3 in date fields to enter the current date.

Press F3 in the Last Name of a new Spouse relationship record, to auto-populate the field with the primary constituent's Last Name.
F4Press F4 in drop-down lists to see the list.
F7Press F7 in date fields to select a date from a calendar or in search fields to open the search window to open table lookup.
F8Press F8 in a constituent record on the Bio 1 or Addresses Tab to validate an address with AddressAccelerator

You can use keystrokes to navigate your computer and open other Windows-based programs:

KeystrokeFunction
TabMove from one field to the next on a form
Shift+TabMove backwards through fields on a form
Ctrl + down arrowMove down in a Journal Entry Batch (The Financial Edge)
SpacebarMark a checkbox
Arrow keys (right, left, up, down)Directional movement or select radial options
Shift+Ctrl+arrow keysHighlight words
Alt+F4Close the active window or application
Alt+TabSwitch between open applications on your workstation
MS Window Key+RCalls the run box to start a program
MS Window Key+MMinimizes all windows
MS Window Key+FLaunches the Search Window
MS Window Key+ELaunches Explorer


Special Characters
Query Wildcards:
Question Mark (?): Use the question mark to replace a single character. For example, to find anyone with the Last Name of Smyth, Smith, etc., type Sm?th.
Asterisk (*): Use the asterisk to replace a series of characters. These wildcards work in the same way. For example, to find anyone with a last name beginning with Sm, type Sm*. For anyone with a name ending in son, type *son.
Brackets [ ]: Use the brackets to query on a range of characters or to locate several characters.  For example, use the criteria Last Name Begins with [A-C] to locate all records with a last name beginning with A, B, or C.

Import:
^: When working in an import, if you place a caret (^) into a field within your spreadsheet, it will clear the contents in the record for that field when you import the data.  (Note: This functionality is available in The Raiser's Edge 7 and all products of version 6.)
/n: Use this series of characters when designating a new line when importing Address Lines.  For example, in your AddrLines column of your spreadsheet enter 123 Main St./nApt. B and when the import is completed it display on the record as:

123 Main St.
Apt. B

Addressees/Salutations:
A single slash (\) indicates a conditional break in the addressee/salutation.  When the addressee/salutation is printed it will print on two lines if there is not enough space.
Double slashes (\\) indicate a hard break in the addressee/salutation.  When the addressee/salutation is printed it will print on two lines each time.



For more information about keyboard shortcuts, refer to: