What are the important shortcut keys in Tally Prime ?

COMPANY MENU (ALT + K)

Company menu contains the following features

  • Create : To create a new company
  • Alter : To alter or delete a company
  • Change : To change the active company
  • Select : To select a company from list of companies
  • Shut : To shut (Close) a company

And also company menu contains, online access options like remote access, browser access.

SELECT COMPANY : (ALT + F3)

You can press ALT + F3 shortcut to open a company from the list of companies. You can not open more than one company at a time from list of companies.

SHUT COMPANY : (CTRL + F3)

Ctrl + F3 is the shortcut to close the company from the list. You can not close more than one company at a time from the list.

CHANGE COMPANY : (F3):

Use the shortcut F3 to change the current company from the company status area. If you are in any reports like accounting or inventory, same shortcut (F3) is applicable to change the current company.

FEATURES (F11)

Press F11 for “company features” screen to activate the options as per your business needs.

TO ACCEPT THE TOTAL SCREEN (CTRL + A)

Ctrl + A is the shortcut to accept the total screen of any active work. For example, in a company creation screen, write the basic details of the company, then simply press CTRL + A to accept the total screen.

Other examples : ledger creation, item creation, godown creation etc.

GO TO (ALT + G)

In the previous versions of tally, we used to go reports through the path. For example: For bills payable report, in tally erp9 version the path is “gateway of tally > Display > Account books > outstandings > Payables”

But, in the latest of tally i.e. prime, we no need to go for reports through long path.

Simply, press ALT + G for go to feature, then type “Bills payable “.

You can go any report with the “Go to” feature

CHANGE PERIOD : (ALT + F2)

Use the shortcut key ALT + F2 to change the financial year period. Enter the dates at “From” field and “To” field.

Example : From 01-04-2021 To 31-03-2022

CHANGE DATE : (F2)

To change the current date, press the shortcut key F2. Use the same shortcut key to change the voucher date at the time of voucher entering also.

CONFIGURATION : (F12)

Press F12 for configuration screen to configure the features as per your business requirements.

MULTI CREATE & MULTI ALTER (ALT + H):

If you need to create or alter the ledgers, stock, groups or other accounting and inventory masters in multiple mode, go to gate way of tally > Masters > Chart of accounts > Select master which is you need , ex: ledgers. Then press ALT + H for multi create and multi alter options.

CHANGE MODE : (CTRL + H):

Use CTRL + H key to change mode , single entry or double entry in payment, receipt and contra vouchers.

Use the same shortcut Ctrl + H to change the mode, Item invoice, Accounts invoice and voucher mode in Purchase, sales , debit note and credit note vouchers.

DETAILED / CONDENSED (ALT + F1)

Alt + F1 is the shortcut key to display the any accounting or inventory report in detailed or condensed.

EXPORT (CTRL + E)

If you require to export the any report into PDF or Excel or other formats, simply go to that particular report then press CTRL + E shortcut. You need to configure the export settings like file format , folder path and file name etc.

COPY AND PASTE : (CTRL + ALT + C and CTRL + ALT + V)

You can copy the text (Ctrl + Alt + C) at Name field when creating the ledgers, stock or other masters. And to paste the copied text at your required field press CTRL + ALT + V key to paste

PRINT : (CTRL + P)

In tally prime, to print the any report use the shortcut key Ctrl + P .
In the old versions of tally it was ALT + P

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