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Using Sage Function Key Short Cuts

Part of the Sage 50 Accounts For Dummies Cheat Sheet

For most people, in this midst of a frantic day at the office, anything that saves you time and effort is welcome. With Sage, the function keys do just that:

  • F1: Wherever you are on Sage, you can press F1 to get the relevant help topics for that screen.

  • F2: This handy key pulls up a small on-screen calculator you can use to check your numbers – to see that an invoice adds up correctly before entering it, for example.

  • F3: Press this key when you’re entering details on a product invoice to open up the Edit Item Line window. Accounts Professional users can also use this key to open up the Edit Item Line window from a sales or purchase order.

  • F4: By pressing this function key, you can view the full list of a field with a dropdown arrow. It opens a calculator in a numbers field or a calendar in a date field.

  • F5: This key opens a currency converter in a numeric field and a spell checker in a text field.

  • F6: Press this key to copy the information from the cell above into the current cell you’re working on. This function comes in handy when you’re entering a batch of invoices.

  • F7: This key inserts a line above the one you’re working on.

  • F8: Press this key to delete the line you’re on.

  • F9: This key calculates the net amount of an invoice and the VAT element if you only have the gross amount (the amount inclusive of VAT).

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