Introduction to Settings in Books by HansaWorld

Settings allow you to tailor the operation of Books by HansaWorld to your requirements, and to supply information to be used throughout the program. Many settings take the form of preferences: examples include Account Usage A/R and Account Usage A/P, which you can use to inform Books by HansaWorld which Account is to be used in a particular situation (e.g. which Accounts are to be used as your Debtor and Creditor Accounts). Other settings require a number of records to be entered: this information tends to be used in 'look-up' tables (i.e. 'Paste Special' windows) from the main registers.

To edit or add to a setting, click the [Settings] button in the Master Control panel. You can also use the ⌘-S (Mac OS X) or Ctrl-S (Windows) keyboard shortcut. The 'Settings' list window opens: its contents will vary according to the module selected.

Choose an entry in the list by double-clicking it, or by selecting it and pressing the Enter key. Each setting is described in detail below.


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