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Tally.ERP 9 Screen Components

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:

Horizontal Button Bar

The Buttons, … can be seen in the Horizontal Button Bar.
Print (Alt+P),                    Export (Alt+E),           E-mail (Alt+M),
Upload (Alt+O),                Language (Ctrl+L),    Keyboard (Ctrl+K),
Control Centre (Ctrl+K),     Support Centre (Ctrl+H)     Help (Alt+H)

Main Area (Gateway of Tally)

The Main Area is separated into two:

  1. Left-hand side area       :           provides information on Current Period, Current Date and List of Selected Companies (Name of the company and the date when last entry has been made).
  2. Right-hand side area    :           displays the Company Information menu such as Select a Company, Create a Company, Backup a Company or Restore a Company and so on.

Calculator Area

Press [Ctrl + N] to activate the calculator. Calculator Area is used for calculator functions. Any type of independent calculation can also be done using the calculator.
Calculator Area in Tally.ERP9

Switching between Screen Areas

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.

Button Bar

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.  

  • F1:       Press the shortcut function key [F1] to select a company
  • F1:       Press [ALT+F1] to shut a company
  • F8:       Press [CTRL+F8] to select the Credit Note voucher
  • Ctrl+M: Press Ctrl+M to access the Gateway of Tally
  • trl+N: Press Ctrl+N to access the Calculator frame

Mouse / Keyboard Conventions

While working with Tally.ERP, use the following 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.


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

Quitting Tally.ERP 9

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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Group & Ledger


Advanced Inventory / Stock
Order Processing
Re-Order Levels
Tracking Numbers
Batch-wise Details
Additional Cost Details
Bill of Materials (BOM)
Price Lists and Price Levels
Stock Valuation
Zero Valued Entries
Inventory Ageing Report
Actual and Billed Quantities
Advanced Usage of Vouchers
Maintain Bill-wise Details
Cost Center and Cost Category
Interest Calculation
Reversing Journals
Post-Dated Voucher
Memo (Memorandum) Voucher
Optional Voucher
Using Tracking Number
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  1. Unit Objectives
  2. Modifying Reports (Options)
  3. Balance Sheet
  4. Profit & Loss Account
  5. Stock Summary
  6. Trial Balance
  7. Day Book
  8. Books of Accounts
  9. Statement of Accounts
  10. Inventory Books
  11. Statutory Reports
  12. List of Accounts ( Chart of Accounts)
  13. Exception Reports
  14. Printing Reports
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Credit Limits
Knowledge Base @ Tally.ERP9
Stock Items
Stock Groups
Inventory Masters
Inventory Vouchers
Inventory Report Statements
Balance Sheet
Accounting Reports
Accounting Vouchers
Interest Calculation
VAT-Value Added Tax
Service Tax
TDS (Tax Deducted at Source)
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The names of Companies and persons used in this Website have been used for illustrative purposes only.
The visitors may visit www.tallysolutions.com , the web site of Tally Solutions Pvt. Ltd. for resolving their doubts or for clarifications

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