How to Use Keyboard Shortcuts in TallyPrime: 4 Easy Ways

TallyPrime offers a vast array of keyboard shortcuts that can significantly enhance your efficiency and navigate the software quickly. Here’s a detailed explanation of some essential and commonly used shortcuts:

1. General Navigation:

  • Ctrl + Home: Move to the first field or first line.
  • Ctrl + End: Move to the last field or last line.
  • Tab: Move to the next field.
  • Shift + Tab: Move to the previous field.
  • F1: Access Help (context-sensitive based on the current screen).
  • F2: Edit the current field.
  • F4: Close the current screen.
  • Alt + F4: Exit TallyPrime (confirm with a pop-up window).
  • Ctrl + O: Open an existing Tally.TDP file (data file).
  • Ctrl + S: Save the current voucher or report.
  • Ctrl + Z: Undo the last action.
  • Ctrl + Y: Redo the last action (if possible).
  • Ctrl + A: Select all data in the current field or screen.

2. Data Entry and Manipulation:

  • Ctrl + Alt + R: Rewrite data in the current field.
  • F12: Configure options for the current field or screen.
  • Enter: Move to the next line or field (depending on the context).
  • Up/Down Arrow Keys: Navigate through entries in a list or table.
  • Delete: Delete the selected characters or data.
  • Backspace: Delete the character before the cursor.

3. Vouchers and Reports:

  • Ctrl + G: Switch to the “Go To” feature to access various reports, create masters, and vouchers.
  • Alt + F1: Access context-sensitive help related to the current voucher or report.
  • Ctrl + F2: Calculate totals in the current voucher (if applicable).
  • Ctrl + P (Invoices): Print the current invoice.
  • Alt + P (Reports): Print the current report.
  • F9: Open a preview of the current invoice or report before printing.
  • Ctrl + E: Export the current voucher or report (depending on available options).

4. Additional Shortcuts:

  • Spacebar: Mark or unmark an option in a checkbox field.
  • Esc: Cancel the current action or close a pop-up window.
  • F5: Set the number of copies to print (within the print preview window).
  • F6: Change or configure the printer settings (within the print preview window).
  • F7: Modify the title and subtitle displayed on the printed document (within the print preview window).
  • Alt + F7: Configure company details to be printed on the report (within the print preview window).

Benefits of Using Keyboard Shortcuts in TallyPrime:

  • Increased Efficiency: Mastering keyboard shortcuts allows for quicker navigation and data entry, saving you time compared to using the mouse for every action.
  • Improved Accuracy: Shortcuts minimize the risk of errors that might occur while clicking through menus with a mouse.
  • Enhanced Workflow: Streamlined navigation and data manipulation contribute to a smoother overall workflow within TallyPrime.

Finding More Shortcuts:

  • Tally Help: Explore the official Tally Help resources or documentation for a comprehensive list of keyboard shortcuts categorized by functionality.
  • Contextual Help (F1 Key): Press F1 within specific screens or fields to access context-sensitive help, which often includes relevant keyboard shortcuts.

By incorporating these keyboard shortcuts into your workflow, you can unlock the full potential of TallyPrime and manage your business finances with greater efficiency and accuracy.


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