Creating keyboard short cuts

Regular users of TreeAge Pro often find that learning the keyboard shortcuts allows them to interact with the software quicker.

If you are unfamiliar with the types of keyboard shortcuts you can perform, then take a look at the drop down menus. Most actions on the menus have a keyboard short listed next to the action. For example, on a Windows machine, in the File menu of TreeAge Pro, the keyboard shortcut for a new decision tree is to enter CONTROL+N.

All keyboard shortcuts can be viewed by looking in the Help menu and then selecting Key Assist.

Not all commands have keyboard shortcuts, but you can customize keyboard shortcuts by removing existing shortcuts and/or creating new ones.

We will show how to create a shortcut for running the Rankings Analysis as this currently has no shortcut.

Creating a new shortcut

  • Go into the Window Menu and select Application Preferences.
  • Expand the General category and select Keys.
  • A table appears where the left hand most column is titled Command. Search this alphabetical list of commands for the one we need to add a shortcut for, Rankings.
  • The Rankings action should have no information to the right in the Bindings column. We are going to set this binding to create the shortcut.
  • Select Rankings so it is highlighted in the table. The name Rankings will then appear below the table and we can enter data into the Bindings field to create a shortcut. The diagram below explains the process.


  • Ensure a Binding is selected which is not already used. If you want to use a shortcut which is already in place, see below. For Rankings, we selected "CONTROL and K". Then select Apply and OK to close the above window.
  • The shortcut is now set to be used and will also appear on the drop down menus next to the command.

Removing a shortcut and then creating a new shortcut

  • If a shortcut is in place which you do not use and you would like to use the Binding for another command, follow these short steps.
  • Select the Command which you want to "unbind" from its binding.
  • Once the command is selected, then select the "Unbind Command" button below the table. This will remove the shortcut.
  • Proceed as for creating a new shortcut as per the instructions above.

We hope you find these instructions useful.

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