Data entry is inevitable in accounting. But that tedious "heads down" work doesn't have to take up so much time. When entering a large volume of transactions, switching between your keyboard and mouse can be inefficient. It not only slows you down, but it can break your concentration and cause errors.
So here's a handy set of keyboard shortcuts in Sage 300 ERP (formerly Sage Accpac) that can really save time entering data, navigating screens, and processing transactions.
These shortcuts can help you move around a screen or form without leaving the comfort of your keyboard:
|Page Up or Page Down||Go the first (top) or last (bottom) record visible in a list|
|Ctrl + Page Up or
Ctrl + Page Down
|Go to the first or last record in a Finder list|
|Ctrl + Tab||Move out of a grid or list to the button or field following the grid or list.|
|Ctrl + Shift + Tab||Move out of a grid or list to the button or field directly above the grid or list|
|Home / End||Go to the first/last entry in a list|
|Tab or Enter||Go to the next column|
|Shift + Tab or Enter||Go to the previous column|
|Alt + C (or Alt + F4)||Close a form or dialog box|
|Alt + E||Open the Set Criteria dialogue box to specify records that will be displayed in the Finder|
|Up / Down Arrow||Go up or down 1 line in the grid|
|Esc||Cancel/close a pop-up window|
These shortcuts provide a quick method of adding, deleting, or editing data in a record or form.
|Insert||Insert a blank row in a grid to add a new record|
|Ctrl + Insert||Begin a new entry when you are pointing to a field that has a New button beside it|
|F2||Turn on edit mode in a list or grid (press again to turn off).|
|Delete or Alt + D||Delete the selected row or record|
|Alt + S||Save changes to the displayed work|
|Alt + A||Save a new record|
|F5||Launch the Finder to lookup data|
This post is an article that appeared in our Sage 300 ERP newsletter for 2nd Quarter - 2013.
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