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Displaying Lists on Forms

When you’re filling out a form, remember that all the information you enter on the form comes from your lists. Customers, vendors, product names, types of service, account names, shipping options, and payment terms all reside on lists. You don’t have to guess how a vendor’s name is spelled or the specific name of a product. You can display the appropriate list, select the item you need, and then close the list and complete your form.

  • yellow-circle-1.jpg Open a form. For this example, an invoice has been opened.
  • yellow-circle-2.jpg Place your cursor in a field (for example, the vendor field, customer field, or item field) on your form.
  • yellow-circle-3.jpg Method #1: Click the drop-down arrow that appears in the field.
  • yellow-circle-4.jpg Click an item on the list. The list closes and the item appears in the appropriate field.
  • yellow-circle-5.jpg Method #2: With your cursor in the field you want to fill, press Alt+down arrow on your keyboard.
  • yellow-circle-6.jpg Arrow up or down on your keyboard to the item you want.
  • yellow-circle-7.jpg Press Enter to select the item. The list closes and the item appears in the appropriate field.
  • yellow-circle-8.jpg Method #3: With your cursor in the field you want to fill, press Ctrl+L. A separate list window appears.
  • yellow-circle-9.jpg Arrow down to the item you want.
  • yellow-circle-10.jpg Press Ctrl+U. The item is selected and placed in the appropriate field.
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