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November 2012 - last edited March 2018 by Steven_M
Hi there - just another super dooper data entry thing that we as (very) long standing MYOB users were used to that seems to have changed and has become cumbersome to us ...
I am currently in Spend Money and I do a lot of eftpos data entry in here.
When I TAB through to the Account Number field (Acct No.) and key in for example a 6 and then TAB it doesn't give a drop down menu of the accounts (like it used to in previous versions) - it defaults to the first expense field it can find. You used to be able to for example key in the 6 and then maybe a 4 and it would drop down the menu and start at the 6-4*** ready for you to choose.
I've noticed that when you start data entry in this field, after keying say the 6, the following numbers are "highlighted" for you to change, but if you use the delete key it then deletes the complete field, not just the highlighted numbers, and you're back to square one.
The same can be said for choosing item numbers/names in item fields in sales & purchases as well, eg, I know the item starts with a D so I keyboard D and TAB but it just deletes the whole field and takes me to the top / first item listed. I keep having to take my hands off the keyboard to choose something by the mouse or then PAGE DOWN through hundreds of choices before I get to the D's.
Hope you understand what I mean.
*** Have found a work-around at present - eg, if I want to go to the expenses (6-****) if you hold down the 6 so that the field becomes full of 6's, then push tab the drop down menu starts at the 6's. Unfortunately this only works in Spend Money (not in invoices/purchases).
"GL Account Number / Item Lists Drop Down Menu for keyboard/TAB users no longer available?"
yes - I agree - and have found the same thing - processes that worked in V19 now don't work in 2012. Also what works in spend money/receive money does not work the same in enter sales/enter purchases. Please can we have the same. Simple things - but being forced to use the mouse might suit the new users - but not seasoned users who have lots of transactions to enter.
I also find this a big problem. Real bookkeepers use tabbing, not a mouse.
It was working correctly back in 2011 so what happened and who do these guys talk to about changes they make because it aint real bookkeepers, that's for sure, going on this and all the other UNimprovements that have happened in the new version.
If they want a hint about some 'real' bookeepers for testing the product, try some who have names starting with a J (hint-you have three here), or with a C, T or M. Then you may get a product that is well worth shipping out to the real world!
November 2012 - last edited November 2012
Hi MummaMia - thanks for your comment, please don't forget to vote and then maybe they will listen
I have voted, must make sure an idea is 'popular' or it wont get implemented, even if it is just going back to something that was there and now isn't.
Gotta be one of the 'in crowd'.
Thanks to Dan at MYOB Chrischurch - he advised that you now need to have the preference OFF - use easy fill whn selecting from a list. Setup- Preferences - Windows Tab. Works much better now with that preference off.
Um ok, yep works better, though having the easy fill off doesn't make sense LOL.
Thanks Jennie, and Dan - I've now tested entries in Spend money and Sales with/without easy-fill in both AR2012 and AR19, and the difference is that AR2012 displays the list as you type, without easy-fill, which then makes it easy to select a value or keep typing the remaining characters/numbers.
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AccountRight 2017 allows for the user to select an account from the Spend Money account dropdown list using the keyboard.
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