Quick Keys

Quick Keys

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Main Functions

‘Esc’

Press to cancel dialog boxes, dismiss message boxes and abandon screen edits.

‘Tab’

Press to move the program focus to the next field or control.

‘Shift’

Hold down while pressing Tab to move the program focus to the previous field or control.

‘Ctrl’

Hold down while pressing a keyboard shortcut.

‘Alt’

Hold down while pressing a keyboard shortcut.

‘Enter Key’

Usually activates the OK button.

‘Spacebar’

Press to actuate buttons or check boxes when they are focused:
Focus is indicated by the dotted box.
When focused, the object can be activated with the spacebar.

‘Ctrl + S’ or ‘F10’

Save

‘Ctrl + N’

New

‘Ctrl + L’

List

‘Ctrl + F’

Find

‘Ctrl + A’

Add

‘Ctrl + E”

Edit

‘Ctrl + F3’

Send to Clipboard

‘F12’

Calendar Appointment

F2

Today in Appointments

‘F4’

Open the Reports Module

‘F6’

Open Counter Sales

‘F8”

Open Inventory Management

‘F9’

Open the Fees Module

List Functions

‘Typing’

Jump through the list by typing the first character or first few characters of what you are looking for. For example, in the dog breed list press w and it jumps to Weimaraner, then press h and it moves to Whippet. Press the DOWN-ARROW and it moves to Whippet X. Press Tab to select the item you want.

‘Ctrl+ HOME’

Skip to the top of the list

‘Ctrl + End’

Skip to the end of a list

Date Functions

‘N’

Enters the current date (now) into the date field.

‘D’

Calculate the date by entering the number of days from the current date.

‘W’

Calculate the date by entering the number of weeks from the current date.

‘M’

Calculate the date by entering the number of months from the current date.

‘Y’

Calculate the date by entering the number of years from the current date.

Arithmetic Functions

‘+’

Adds two numbers. To complete the calculation, press tab or click outside of the field with the mouse.

‘-‘

Subtracts two numbers. To complete the calculation, press tab or click outside of the field with the mouse.

‘*’

Multiplies two numbers. To complete the calculation, press tab or click outside of the field with the mouse.

‘/’

Divides two numbers. To complete the calculation, press tab or click outside of the field with the mouse.

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