TransferFreight's avatar
Cover User
9 years ago

Setup: Calculator Activated by Pressing Numeric Operators (+, -, *, /) Within Field

Along time ago, in a galaxy far, far away I used one of the original MYOB desktop software packages & it had the most incredibly useful function I had ever seen in an accounting package...being the ability to perform calculations within any field simlpy by hitting one of the numeric operator buttons (i.e. +,-,*,/) which would then perform this calulcation without the need to take your hands off the keyboard, rummage around in your drawer for your calculator, perform the function, then enter the result in the aformenetioned field.


I am unsure if this function still exists in the current desktop versions, I seem to remember it disappeared at one stage...I hope I've explained what I'm referring to clearly here? This was one truly an incredibly useful function & one I would hapily see return.




  • The in built calculator when using a numeric field does not work the same as previous MYOB versions.

    The AccountRight versions do not show the key strikes that have been done as you do the calcuations, therefore you cannot tell if or where you have made a typo.

    Its very annoying.

    In MYOB V19 and previous, you could always see what numbers and calculations you were doing in a little window that opened as you go.  Now not, so if you make a typo (and most of us type so fast we know we have done one but just need see it to fix it) we can't and have to start all over again!!

    Now I realise that we can use an external calculator and type in the exact number we need, but isn't the idea of an upgrade to keep things getting better, or at least leave things that work the same?

    This is a downgrade with this feature and affects my data entries for my clients' files quite a lot.


    I don't know if this is the correct place to post this 'idea', but could someone please read it and look into it and let me know.  It is very easy to test out.


    Thanks, Christine Chester

    0412 390 797

  • ALLS's avatar
    Cover User

    Hi, I have been thinking about these for long time.


    First of all, when you do invoice, I really wish that either price or amount tab can do calculator as well.

    Quickbooks (not online one) could do and that was very handy and awesome.


    Secondly, when you click "Email" to customers, why we cannot see customer emaill address????????

    When I want to double check if their email address is correct, I have to go contact again and check it.

    If Email page shows customer's email address then, we can save alot more time......


    These are only things myob essential cannot beat quickbooks......


    I hope you can change them all really soon.........


  • I agree with this proposal to perform the calculation on the keyboard (instead of using a separate calculator). The availability of this calculator function in the input field using the keyboard will save a lot of time for some users and bookeepers.  I currently do bookkeeping for an exporter who purchases a lot of items in a single receipt and I need to split and calculate expense items with GST and without GST. This function would save a huge amount of time.

  • I go to automatically use the calculator funtion that we have in AR all the time in Essentials.......... it would be time saver and make life much easier if we had thee ability to calculate when entering a sales invoice.

    Keep up the good work MYOB

  • Larpent15's avatar
    Experienced User

    I agree, when creating invoice in other MYOB desktop programs i could press spacebar in the amount column and a calculator would pop up. IThis was a very useful tool and i think it should be introduced into MYOB Essentials. I feel that ive upgrade programs by using a newer version online but that ive lost a lot of useful tools in doing so. Not helpfulat all.

    • Larpent15's avatar
      Experienced User

      When creating invoice i older MYOB desktop based programs i could press spacebar in the amount column and a calculator would pop up. This is a very usful feature and one i would like see added to MYOB Essential please.

  • Great suggestion seems like an easy fit Accounting software in built calculator hopefully this gets picked MYOB has made so many small improvements to Essentials lately.

  • Please please please a calculator in all the appropriate places. Or am I missing something. Been in the program for over 10 yrs or more - sadly not in Essentials

  • This shouldn't be too hard to implement in MYOB Essentials.


    Should be able to whip up something using javascript in html on the client side.


    Would make life much more productive for us users - please add this functionality.

  • AmandaCL's avatar
    MYOB Moderator
    Status changed:

    MYOB Essentials is a legacy product that is no longer supported.