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How to Hide Sage Timeslips Features You Don’t Use

By Elaine Marmel

Sage Timeslips is a feature-rich program, and there’s no doubt that it contains features you might not ever want to use. You can leave those features functioning or, if you feel that they get in the way, you can hide them.

The features people hide most often for clients are fields that appear in the Slip Entry window.


In particular, clients opt to hide the Extra field, the Slip End Date, and the Time Estimated field:

  • The Extra field enables you to add 16 characters of extra free-form text to a slip — text that typically doesn’t appear on a client’s bill unless you add the Extra field to the bill layout.

  • My clients rarely if ever work on a single task for more than a single day, so they opt to disable the Slip End Date because it is the same as the Slip Start Date.

  • Most clients don’t use the Time Estimated field because they tend to create their slips as they work or after they finish.

Because clients don’t use these fields, hiding them makes slip entry more efficient. They have to press the Tab key less often to bypass fields in which they don’t enter information.

To hide features you don’t intend to use, follow these steps:

  1. Choose Setup→Features Enabled.

    Timeslips displays the Features Enabled dialog box.


  2. On the left side of the dialog box, click the category of the feature.

    To see an alphabetical list of all features, click Feature List at the bottom of the list on the left.

  3. Remove the check beside any feature you want to disable.

    The Extra field, the End Date field, and the Time Estimated field were disables.

  4. Repeat Steps 2 and 3 to disable other features.

    You can reenable any feature by repeating these steps and selecting the feature.

  5. Click OK to save your changes.

    Timeslips prompts you to confirm that you want to shut off the features you identified.

  6. Click Yes.

The example shows the Slip Entry window after you disable the Extra, End Date, and Time Estimated features.