Did you know that you can do many things with keyboard shortcuts? Try them out, and discover how much quicker you can get things done.

This article includes the following sections:

Press a button with a function key

If a button displays a function key (displayed as ‘F’ followed by a number, such as F2), you can press a function key on the keyboard (F1 – F12) instead of clicking the button with the mouse. Figure 1 shows some examples.

Button keyboard shortcut examples
Figure 1: Example keyboard shortcut

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Open a module with the Alt key and a number

To open modules, such as Invoice/Quote and Inventory, from the top ribbon using the keyboard, press and hold the Alt key and then press the number shown on the module button (Figure 2).

Note: These shortcuts are abbreviated as Alt+ (Example: Alt+3) in release notices and other documentation.

Keyboard shortcut to open module
Figure 2: Example keyboard shortcut for opening a module

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Close any window or module with the escape (Esc) key

To close a window or exit a module, press the Esc key instead of clicking Cancel.

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Move between tabs with the Page Up and Page Down keys

To move sequentially from one tab to the next, you can use the Page Up (PgUp) and Page Down (PgDn) keys on your keyboard.

Using pgup and pgdn keys to move between tabs
Figure 3: Example Page Up/Page Down

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Open any menu item using the Alt key

To open a menu from the keyboard, press and hold the Alt key and then the press the shortcut letter for that menu. To display the shortcut letters, press the Alt key, and the shortcut letter in each menu is underlined (Figure 4).

Note: Menu shortcuts are abbreviated as Alt+ in release notices and other documentation. For example, Alt+F opens the File menu.

For example, to open the Paladin Webinars from the Help menu, press the Alt key and then press the H key (abbreviated as Alt+H). Use the down arrow key to select Paladin Webinars and then press Enter.

Viewing shorcut letters for menu
Figure 4: Alt+ letter for menu

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More Alt+ keyboard shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts using the Alt key and a letter are also available for many data fields in Paladin including the Invoice/Quote, Customer, and Purchase Order modules. To see if keyboard shortcuts are available for data fields anywhere in Paladin, press the Alt key and look for field names with underlined shortcut letters (Figure 5).

Note: Data field shortcuts are abbreviated as Alt+ in release notices and other documentation.

VIewing Alt+letter shortcut letters for data fields
Figure 5: Alt+ letter for data fields 

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If you have questions or suggestions about this information, contact support@paladinpos.com.

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Printed on: 10/05/22