This page describes the Languages setting in the System module.


Use the Languages setting to create a list of the various Languages that you use in your business You will be able to use this list as a look-up table from elsewhere in the system.

To open the Languages setting, first ensure you are in the System module. Then, if you are using Windows or macOS, click the [Settings] button in the Navigation Centre or use the Ctrl-S/⌘-S keyboard shortcuts and then double-click 'Languages' in the 'Settings' list. If you are using iOS or Android, select 'Settings' from the Tools menu (with 'wrench' icon) and tap 'Languages'. The 'Languages: Inspect' window opens, listing the Languages that you have already entered:

To enter a new Language, simply enter a Language Code and Name on the first blank line and, when finished, click the [Save] button (Windows/macOS) or tap √ (iOS/Android) to save the changes and close the window. To close the window without saving changes, click the close box (Windows/macOS) or tap < (iOS/Android).

It is recommended that you enter Languages in alphabetical order, as shown in the illustration. If you need to insert a row to maintain this order, click on the row number where the insertion is to be made and press the Return key (Windows/Mac OS X) or long tap on the row number and select 'Insert Row' (iOS/Android). When you come to choose a Language using the 'Paste Special' function, the Languages will be listed in the same order that you have used here.

Having listed Languages in this setting as described above, you will be able to assign them to Customers or Suppliers. When you print forms, this will ensure the correct Form Templates are used: e.g. French invoice forms to French Customers, Finnish documents for Finnish Customers etc. This assumes you have designed Form Templates in the various Languages, and that you have specified when each Form Template is to be printed. Please refer to the 'Defining Forms' section on this page for details.

You can also enter translations of Item Names, Payment Terms, Delivery Terms, etc. in the relevant records. These will be used in printed documentation, depending on the Language of the Customer or Supplier. When you enter Quotations, Orders and Invoices, the correct translations of the Item Names will also be shown on screen.


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