General Shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts are two-stroke functions that help to speed up the work that is being performed. The EBMS software utilizes many of the standard MS Windows shortcuts such as the Alt + standard letter keys, Ctrl short cuts, or function keys. For example, in the Sales > Invoices and S.O.s window shown below, the invoice can be processed by using the Ctrl + P key combination, or by using the Alt + P + P combination, as well as using the standard mouse clicks to initiate the process.

The following keyboard shortcuts can be used whenever an ID code is used such as Inventory Items, Customer ID, Ship To, or G/L Account):

For example, place the keyboard cursor on the Inventory Items column. When the users hits the F4 key on the keyboard, the entire inventory lookup list appears. When the users holds the Ctrl key down while pressing the F4 key, the inventory record for the Item within the field will open.

The following shortcuts may be used in any multiple line tables such as the detail lines of an invoice, body of a journal, or lines of a timecard:

Other common shortcuts:

Print Shortcuts

The Print Now tools allow the user to attach short cut keys on the File menus of the following dialogs.  These short cuts allow the user to print (Print now) or quickly email (Send now) user configured forms or reports.  

These hot keys will print a form without prompts by using the Ctrl + Alt + #.  This is an alternative print method to the File > Print menu on the invoice.   The File > Print menu opens the dialog and the short cut key (Ctrl + Alt + #) does not.   

Review [CRM] Send Now and Print Now Tools for Auto Send setup instructions for the print shortcut keys.

Review Reports > Report and Form Customization to configure the same defaults for the same report by duplicating the report.

Document Links

EBMS documents such as invoices, customers, journals, or vendors can be opened using hyperlinks.  A hyperlink can be a convenient way to attach a document to an e-mail, outlook calendar, or create other shortcuts.  There are two optional hyperlink formats:

  1. EBMS:filename?document key:  All EBMS hyperlinks are prefixed with EBMS:. The filename indicates the data file name that contains the information.  The document key is the unique identifier for the document. The document key for a sales invoice is the invoice number. The document key for a customer is the customer ID.  Example: The hyperlink for a sales invoice is EBMS:ARINV?9018

  2. key:  An EBMS hyperlink URL are prefixed with The filename indicates the data file name that contains the information.  The document key is the unique identifier for the document including a possible filter character |.  Example: The hyperlink for a sales invoice is

 Review Hyperlinks to EBMS documents for more details.