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Function and Hotkeys

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Key

Section

Function

Explanation

F1

All

Help File

Takes you to this Jim2 online Help, as well as to the area related to which object you are currently in.

F2

Lists

View

View highlighted object record (job, quote, purchase, etc.).

F3

Jobs, Purchases, Quotes

Move to

Move to Comment grid of a job, purchase order or quote.

F4

Jobs, Purchases, Quotes

Move to

In Edit mode, move to Stock Code field of a job, purchase order or quote.

F5

Most fields with ellipsis [...]

Search

In Edit mode, select the field, then F5 function key, which will open search windows.

F6

Jobs

Invoice/Manufacture

In Edit mode, Invoice or Manufacture (depends upon the type of job).

 

Note: Job must be set to FINISH, RAI.NR or RAI.US.

F7

Jobs

Labour Entry

In Edit mode, opens the Labour Entry window.

F8

Jobs

Ready/Invoice

In Edit mode, selects the job as Ready to Invoice.

 

Note: Job must be set to FINISH, RAI.NR or RAI.US.

F9

Objects

Edit/Save

In View mode, edit object record (job, quote, purchase, etc.). In Edit mode, saves and goes back to View mode.

F10

All

Display

Displays Alt key characters.

F11

Jobs, Purchases, Quotes, Stock record

Save and Close

Save and close a job, purchase order, quote or stock record.

F12

All

View/Edit

View/edit a job (you need to know the job number).

ESC

All

Close/Cancel

Closes/cancels current window/dialog box.

Alt F5

All

Refresh

Refresh current view and/or reload scripts and reports.

Alt A

Lists

Add

Add object record (job, quote, purchase, etc.).

Alt E (or F9)

Lists

Edit

Edit object record (job, quote, purchase, etc.).

Alt W (or F2)

Lists

Open

Opens the highlighted entry in a list.

Ctrl F4

Current window

Close

Closes the current window. This is particularly useful if you have dragged a window up and lost the top bar. If you are using an Apple keyboard, and have not mapped your function keys to Windows, the combination will be Alt F4.

Ctrl F12

All

Log out

Logs user out of Jim2.

Ctrl E

All

Nav Tree Search

Moves cursor to the search bar above the Nav Tree.

Ctrl F

All

Open

Opens a related email window.

Ctrl N

All

Open

Opens a new email window.

Ctrl Q

All

Quick Add CardFile

Activates Quick Add CardFile feature (adds a CardFile).

Ctrl S

Lists

Find

Opens the Find field.

Ctrl S

Expense order stock grid

Open

Opens the Locate Value screen for you to locate the correct code.

Ctrl T

All

Toggle

Toggles between navigation and search results tabs in the Nav Tree.

Ctrl Y

All

Go to

Shifts focus to the Nav Tree (then start typing to auto-locate within the lists).

Shift F12

All

Add

Add a job.

Ctrl .

Job, Purchase, Document, Stock, Project or Quote list

Next Object

When an object is open, move to next object in the list.

Ctrl ,

Job, Purchase, Document, Stock, Project or Quote list

Previous Object

When an object is open, move to previous object in the list.

Shift Ctrl C

All

Calculator

Launch the calculator.

Shift

Lists

Multi-sort

Multi-column sorting. Holding the Shift key down after selecting the first column, you can then select multiple columns to sort by.

 

Info

If you are working in a particular area of Jim2 (for example, Accounts), using the F1 function key will bring up the Accounts section of the Help File.

 

Info

If you are using a Mac keyboard some of these functions will work differently. You can map the Mac keyboard to a Windows keyboard to overcome this issue.

 

See also:

ALT Key Actions