Tip #036 – The F7 Key


Tip #036
The F7 key

Here is pretty useful tip that most of you may not be familiar with.
The F7 key will take you to the end of a field while in entering data into a field.  For example, let’s say you enter the customer’s address into the address field
and then you leave the field.  But now you find the need to add something the the end of the address field, like an apartment #.
You press the up arrow to go back to the address field and most of you will probably use the right arrow key to get to the end of the field and add the information.
Try this instead, use the up arrow to get back to the address field and then press F7.  flowerSoft will take you directly to the end of the data in the field.
This is true for any field in flowerSoft except 1-character fields.

But that is not all.  Let’s say you used one of the Quick Access keys mentioned on the previous tip.  The “E” quick access key that triggers flowerSoft into asking you to enter the invoice number you want to view or edit.  Let’s say it is the last order you entered or one you entered recently.
If you press the F7 key at that point, flowerZSoft will take you directly to the last invoice number entered without the need to enter the actual number.
If it is not the very last invoice entered you want, it is pretty easy to just arrow up to the one you want.
This would also be true, but not as useful, from other areas.  For example, if you are in Edit/View Orders and you are using the Account Name index and press the F7 key from there, flowerSoft will take you to the alphabetically last Account Name in the database, for example “Zwiener, Waylon”.  Like I said, not as useful but you get the idea of what the F7 key can do for you.  Had you been using the Delivery Date index, pressing the F7 key from there would have taken you to orders with the very last delivery dates in the system.  So if you had an order in the system for delivery next Valentine’s Day, it would have taken you directly to that order.

On the enclosure card section, if you arrow up to a line that already has data in it, flowerSoft automatically puts you on the first space after the last letter on the line so that
you can add words to that line.  How does flowerSoft do this?  By pushing the F7 key for you.  Now, if you move to the beginning of the line by pressing the Home key, you
can then move back to the end of the line again by pressing the F7 key.

Try it, you’ll like it.

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