Saturday, November 13, 2010

GETTING FUNCTIONAL WITH TALLY.ERP 9

1.1.    Tally.ERP 9 Start-up
Start Tally.ERP 9 using the following approaches :
  • Click on Start  u Programs u Tally.ERP 9 u Tally.ERP 9 icon.
  • Double Click on the Tally.ERP 9 icon on the desktop.
The welcome screen , “Tally.ERP 9 – Power of Simplicity’ appears while the software loads. When the Tally.ERP 9 start-up screen appears, you are ready to explore Tally.ERP 9.
The Tally.ERP 9 Start-up screen appears as :
1.2.    Tally.ERP 9 Screen Components
  • Title bar : Displays the version number, system date, time and the Tally.ERP 9 serial Number.
  • Gateway of Tally.ERP 9 : Displays menus, screens, reports and accepts the choices and options you select to view data as required.
  • Calculator / ODBC server : Used for calculator functions and ODBC server functionality.
Buttons toolbar : Displays buttons that provide quick interaction with Tally.ERP. Only buttons relevant to current task will be visible.


  • Minimize Buttons : Performs the standard Windows Operating Systems function (Windows 95 onwards), allowing you to minimize Tally.ERP and work on other applications. To restore Tally.ERP, click on the Tally.ERP icon on the taskbar.
Switching between Screen Areas
When Tally.ERP 9 first loads, the Gateway of Tally.ERP 9 screen is displayed. To toggle between this and the Calculator/ODBC server area at the bottom of the screen, press Ctrl + N or Ctrl + M as indicated on the screen. A green bar highlights the active area of the screen.
1.1.    Mouse / Keyboard Conventions
While working with Tally.ERP, use the following conventions :
MOUSE / KEYBOARD CONVENTIONS
Actions
Particulars
Click
Press the left mouse button.
Double-Click
Press and release the left mouse button twice, without moving the mouse pointer off the item.
Choose
Position the mouse pointer on the item and click the left mouse button.
Select
Position the mouse pointer on the item and double-click the left mouse button.
Press
Position the mouse pointer on the item and double-click the left mouse button.
Fn
Press the function key
Fn
Press ALT + function key
Fn
Press CTRL + function key
1.2.    The Tally.ERP Clock
While Tally.ERP processes data, a clock appears on the screen. It indicates that the request being processed. Once this Clock disappears , perform the next action.
1.5.  Switching between Screen Areas
When Tally.ERP first loads, the Gateway of Tally.ERP screen is displayed. To toggle between this and the Calculator / ODBC server area at the bottom of the  screen, press CTRL+N or CTRL+M as indicated on the screen. A green bar highlights the active area of the screen.
1.6.  Quitting Tally.ERP 9
You can exit the program from any Tally.ERP screen, but Tally.ERP requires all screens to be closed before it shuts down.
To Quit working on Tally.ERP
  • Press Esc until you see the message ‘Quit ? Yes or No’ ? Press Enter or Y, or click on Yes to quit Tally.ERP.
  • Alternatively, to exit without confirmation, press Ctrl+Q in the Gateway of Tally.ERP.
  • You can also press Enter or Quit in the Gateway of Tally.ERP.
 Summary
In this unit, you have learned about Tally.ERP 9.You learned how to start, operate and exit from Tally.ERP 9. This unit gave you a comprehensive understanding of the different functions of Tally.ERP 9. Each function has been explained clearly. In the beginning of the unit, you learned how to start a Tally.ERP 9. A screen shot was provided to help you understand how exactly the screen will look ones the start-up screen appears. It also explained the screen components, such as the title bar, gateway of Tally.ERP 9, calculator/ODBC server, buttons toolbar and the minimize button. Finally, this unit also explained how you could exit the program from any Tally.ERP 9 screen.
Questions and Exercises
      1.  Explain the start-up and exit processes of Tally.ERP 9.
      2.  Discuss in detail the screen components that are displayed on the screen when a Tally.ERP 9 screen appears.
     3.  While working on Tally.ERP 9, what are the conventions that should be used?