These can be very helpful to users who like using shortcuts!

Shortcut for adding a new line item (also for creating a new record)

Command-n on Mac (or Ctrl-n on Windows) is hard-coded in Acctvantage to simulate clicking the new line/add/plus sign button.

Shortcut for Tabs

For screens that have multiple tabs, many users find it cumbersome to navigate between the tabs. An example would be navigating to the Bill To/Ship To tab while on the Items tab of a Sales Order.

Cmd-1, Cmd-2, Cmd-3, etc. on Mac (or Ctrl-1, Ctrl-2, Ctrl-3, etc. on Windows) is hard-coded as a shortcut to navigate between tabs without using a mouse. For instance, if you are on the Items tab (main page of a Sales Order) and click cmd-2, the Bill To/Ship To tab will display because it is the 2nd tab.

Shortcut to hide the application


The Apple OS shortcut to hide an application (Command-H) brings up the Correspondence window in AcctVantage, instead of minimizing the program.


Command-H has been hard-coded for many years as the shortcut for Correspondence, and many users are accustomed to this behavior. However many newer users prefer to reserve Command-H for the OS to hide the application. These users can assign a different shortcut (or simply delete this shortcut) through System Configuration:

  1. Go to Administration ➤ System Configuration.
  2. Change the dropdown menu to Shortcuts.
  3. Double-click on the shortcut entry for Correspondence.
  4. In the entry field, enter a different character or simply delete the H.
  5. Click OK to save an close System Configuration.

Shortcut to move between records

When viewing a the detail of any record in the system, you can cycle through the records by using Cmd + left/right arrow key (Mac) or Ctrl + left/right arrow key (Windows). This simulates clicking the arrow icons in the bottom left corner of the detail view.