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Sage Timeslips For Dummies

From Sage Timeslips For Dummies by Elaine Marmel

If you run a business that bills for its time, Sage Timeslips is the key to tracking your time and increasing profitability. Learn to work more efficiently in Sage Timeslips by touring the Slip Entry window, mastering a few keyboard shortcuts, and becoming familiar with the Sage Timeslips toolbar.

A Tour of the Sage Timeslips Slip Entry Window

Sage Timeslips refers to time and expense entries as slips. Use the following figure and tips to speed up working in the Slip Entry window. In the shortcuts listed, the case of a character (uppercase or lowercase) doesn’t matter. For example, in a date field, you can type T or t to enter today’s date.

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  • Press the Tab key to move from field to field; press Shift+Tab to move backwards one field at a time.

  • Tab into any Nickname field and type a few characters of the nickname you want to use. Timeslips matches your typing to existing nicknames and selects the closest match. When you use a keyboard shortcut to switch between nickname lists, use the numbers above the keyboard letters, not the numbers on the number pad.

  • In the Description field, press Ctrl+A to select the entire field. Select a word or phrase and press Ctrl+B, Ctrl+I, or Ctrl+U to apply boldface, italics or underlining, respectively. Press Ctrl+F7 to open the Abbreviations list. Press F4 to check the spelling of a word or Shift+F4 to check the spelling of the entire field.

  • In the Date fields, press T to enter today’s date, S to enter the same date as the one that appears in the other date field, + (plus) to increment the date, − (minus) to decrement the date, or C to display the Date Range dialog box. Repeatedly pressing the + or − key increments or decrements the date.

  • In the Time fields, type the time in decimal format (for example, 1.25), and Timeslips converts the date to hours, minutes, and seconds. To type in time format, type hours, minutes, and seconds using two digits separated with a colon (:).

  • Right-click any field to see a context menu of commands appropriate for that field.

  • Press Ctrl+Shift+C to duplicate the current field using the information on the last slip you viewed.

  • Press Ctrl+Shift+E to duplicate the rest of the fields on the current slip using the information on the last slip you viewed.

  • Press Ctrl+S to save a slip

  • Press Ctrl+N to start a new slip.

Sage Timeslips Keyboard Shortcuts

When entering text or numbers in Sage Timeslips, you can save time by keeping your hands on the keyboard. Take advantage of these keyboard shortcuts:

Shortcut Why It Helps
Ctrl+N Creates a new slip, transaction, name, or report, depending on the list window you're using when you press this combination
Ctrl+O Opens a slip, transaction, name, or report, depending on the list window you're using when you press this combination
Ctrl+S Saves a slip, transaction, name, or report, depending on the list window you're using when you press this combination
Ctrl+M Opens the Slip List window
Ctrl+U Opens the Timekeeper List window
Ctrl+I Opens the Client List window
Ctrl+Y Opens the Task List window
Ctrl+Shift+Y Opens the Expense List window
Ctrl+R Opens the Report List window
Ctrl+T Opens the Accounts Receivable Transaction List window
Ctrl+F Opens the Client Funds Transaction List window
Ctrl+Shift+B Opens the Billing Assistant
Ctrl+F10 Displays the Navigator if it's not visible
Ctrl+F5 Stops all timers for the currently logged in timekeeper
Alt+F5 Stops all timers in the database
F9 Shows a summary of all slip entry information

The Sage Timeslips Toolbar

The toolbar appears at the top of the Sage Timeslips window, just below the menus, unless you hide the toolbar using the Personal Preferences dialog box. The pictures on some buttons don't truly suggest the button's purpose, so here's some help for you. And if you don't want to use the toolbar, choose Setup→Preferences and click Menus and Commands on the left. Then deselect the Show the Main Window Toolbar check box.

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