The Gateway of Tally screen is separated into six sections, namely Horizontal Button Bar, Main Area (Ctrl+M), Bottom Pane, Calculator Area (Ctrl+N), Task Bar and Button Bar.
The elements of the Gateway of Tally screen are explained below:
The Buttons, … can be seen in the Horizontal Button Bar.
The Main Area is separated into two:
When Tally.ERP 9 first loads, the Gateway of Tally.ERP 9 screen is displayed. To toggle between this and the Calculator/ODBC server area at the bottom of the screen, press Ctrl + N or Ctrl + M as indicated on the screen. A green bar highlights the active area of the screen.
The buttons are designed to make the work easier and faster and vary from one screen to another based on the screen functionality. They appear on the right hand side of the Tally.ERP 9 screen and the inactive buttons are greyed out. You can either click these buttons or press the shortcut keys to access the relevant screen.
The following are some of the buttons and their functions:
F1: Select Cmp – To select the company from the List of Companies
F12: Configure – To access the configuration settings to manage the information entered in Tally.ERP 9. For example, you can access the General Configuration to set country specific defaults, before creating a company.
Buttons where a character or function key is underlined indicates that you have to press underlined character or the function key along with [ALT] key.
Buttons where a character or function key is double underlined indicates, you have to press the character or the function key along with [CTRL] key.
MOUSE / KEYBOARD CONVENTIONS
Press the left mouse button.
Press and release the left mouse button twice, without moving the mouse pointer off the item.
Position the mouse pointer on the item and click the left mouse button.
Position the mouse pointer on the item and double-click the left mouse button.
Press the function key
Press ALT + function key
Press CTRL + function key
You can exit the program from any Tally.ERP screen, but Tally.ERP requires all screens to be closed before it shuts down.
To Quit working on Tally.ERP
Press Esc until you see the message ‘Quit ? Yes or No’ ? Press Enter or Y, or click on Yes to quit Tally.ERP.
Alternatively, to exit without confirmation, press Ctrl+Q in the Gateway of Tally.ERP.
You can also press Enter or Quit in the Gateway of Tally.ERP.
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