My intention with this (planned) series of blog posts, is to give you some tips and tricks regarding NAV 2009. This both on functional as development side. It's just things that I get from other people or demo's or … and I think is useful to share. Nothing more, nothing less.
TIP 1: Dynamics NAV 2009 Keyboard Shortcuts
I copy/pasted this list from a PDF you can download from the Marketing Beta page in Partnersource. So, it definitely subject to change. Some of the shortcuts are very obvious (copy, paste, …), but I left those in the list to provide you a complete one.
Focus on the menu bar and display key tips
Alt + Arrow Down
Open the lookup menu when focus is on a cell with a drop-down menu
Alt + Arrow Left
Accelerator to move to the previous page in the navigation travel history
Alt + Arrow Right
Accelerator to move to the next page in the navigation travel history
Alt + A
Launch the Actions menu
Alt + I
Launch the Related Information menu
Alt + M
Launch the MS Dynamics NAV menu
Alt + P
Focus on the first command in the Action pane
Alt + R
Launch the Reports menu
Alt + Tab
Switch between open items
Move to the field above in the same column.
Move to the field below in the same column. In Edit mode: if last row creates a new draft row
In Edit mode: Move to next character position in a data field. The key has no effect if the cursor is positioned on the last character.
In View mode: Move to the next cell in a row until the last cell. When positioned in the last row in the dataset, pressing right arrow has no effect.
In Edit mode: Move to previous character position in a data field. The key has no effect if the cursor is positioned on the first character.
In View mode: Move to the previous cell in a row until the first cell. When positioned in the first row in the dataset, pressing left arrow has no effect.
Ctrl + +
Insert new line (in a grid)
Ctrl + C
Ctrl + D
Ctrl + E
Export to Excel
Ctrl + L
Ctrl + N
Ctrl + O
Ctrl + P
Ctrl + R
Reserved for Copy previous to be implemented in R2 / v.Next)
Ctrl + U
Opens adv. Lookup; Launches AssistEdit
Ctrl + V
Ctrl + W
Export to Word
Ctrl + X
Ctrl + Z
Ctrl + Arrow Up
Move the focus up while the selected line stays selected
Ctrl + Arrow Down
Move the focus down while the selected line stays selected
Ctrl + Arrow Left
Move focus to first cell in a row
Ctrl + Arrow Right
Move focus to last cell in a row
Ctrl + Delete
Delete a filter in the filter pane
Ctrl + End
Move to the last non-draft cell of the entire grid (draft lines are not considered)
Ctrl + F10
Turn on or off key tips in the Action pane. When you press the key tip number, that action gets carried out (first key selects a group and shows key tips within that group)
Ctrl + Home
Move to the first cell of the entire grid
Ctrl + Ins
Add a filter in the filter pane
Ctrl + Shift + A
Clear all filters to show all
Ctrl + Shift + C
Open a card or a document
Ctrl + Shift + D
Ctrl + Shift + E
Open a card or a document in Edit mode
Ctrl + Shift + F
Add a FlowFilter (Limit totals to) in the Filter pane
Ctrl + Shift + J
Ctrl + Shift + N
Show ledger entries
Ctrl + Shift + R
Release a document
Ctrl + Shift + T
Add a Table Filter (Show results/Advanced filter) in the Filter pane
Ctrl + Shift + V
Open a card or a document in View mode or toggles in View Mode a Task Page in Read Only mode
Ctrl + Shift + W
Open a list in a new List Task page, in a new separate window, in View mode
Ctrl + Shift + Z
Ctrl + Shift + Y
Ctrl + F1
Shows extended tooltip on a validation error
Clear selected text
If text is selected: Move to the last field in a row or, if already in the last field, does not move. The text in the destination field is selected. If text is not selected: Move to the last character position in the field or, if already in the last position, does not move.
Move forward to next field - like the Tab key - but skipping check mark fields and buttons
Cancel/Close the current task or window, unless it is the main window for the application
Not used [reserved to unified search field in V.Next]
Open a dropdown menu
Refresh the active window
Move forward through screen elements such as panes or FastTabs, with focus on the first part of a pane. In a lookup moves focus to the "Advanced" action, if any.
Post a document
Focus on the Address bar
Focus on the Navigation pane
In view mode: Move to the first field in a row in focus or, if already in the first field, does not move. The text in the destination field gets selected.
In edit mode: move to the first character position in the field or, if already in the first position, does not move; selection is removed if text was all selected
Move one screen down in a list or in lines
Move one screen up in a list or in lines
Shift + F3
Focus on the Quick filter in filter pane
Shift + F6
Move backward through screen elements such as panes or FastTabs, with focus on the first part of a pane
Shift + F9
Post & Print a document
Shift + Tab
Move keyboard focus to the previous element in the tab sequence within a part. If the element is the last in the part, focus moves to the first element in the next part.
Move forward through elements within a part. The tab order skips the Action menu and the Collapse/Expand button on the FastTabs. If the element is the last in the part, focus moves to the first element in the next part.
Commits (equivalent to click the OK button) Task Pages
TIP 2: Column Header height on List Pages
As you know, the field captions can be quite large in NAV. In the classic client, many people just expanded the height of the column header to be able to see the entire caption. In NAV 2009, there is a "special function" for it: When you right click on the header of a list, you can click "Choose Header Height":
You can choose between a height of 1, 2 of 3 lines.
This is the result when you go for 3 lines ...
You don't have to do this for all lists separately. There is also an option "Apply To All Lists".
Simple, Easy, Straight Forward. Just how we like it :-).