Shortcut keys in Tally

The shortcut keys appear in button names in the button bar (right side of the Tally screen). You can either click the button from the button bar or press the relevant function key or character underlined/double- underlined.
The buttons have a function key before the button names ( Eg: F1: Select Cmp) which means you need to press F1 key (Function Key) to select the 'Select Company' screen
The buttons have an underlined character ( Eg: F3:Cmp Info), which means you need to press ALT + F3 to select the 'Company Info' screen.
Some buttons have a double-underlined character (Eg: As Voucher) which means you need to press CTRL + V to select the 'Voucher' in voucher mode.
The shortcut keys available in Tally are listed in the below table:
Function Key Combination
WindowsFunctionalit yAvailability
F1To select a company
To select the Accounts Button and Inventory buttonsAt all masters menu screen
At the Accounting / Inventory Voucher creation and alteration screen
F2To change the menu periodAt almost all screens in TALLY
F3To select the companyAt almost all screens in TALLY
F4To select the Contra voucherAt Accounting / Inventory Voucher creation and alteration screen
F5To select the Payment voucherAt Accounting / Inventory Voucher creation and alteration screen
F6To select the Receipt voucherAt Accounting / Inventory Voucher creation and alteration screen
F7To select the Journal voucherAt Accounting / Inventory Voucher creation and alteration screen
F8To select the Sales voucherAt Accounting / Inventory Voucher creation and alteration screen
F8 (CTRL+F8)To select the Credit Note voucherAt Accounting / Inventory Voucher creation and alteration screen
F9To select the Purchase voucherAt Accounting / Inventory Voucher creation and alteration screen
F9 (CTRL+F9)To select the Debit Note voucherAt Accounting / Inventory Voucher creation and alteration screen
F10To select the Reversing Journal voucherAt Accounting / Inventory Voucher creation and alteration screen
F10To select the Memorandum voucherAt Accounting / Inventory Voucher creation and alteration screen
F11To select the Functions and Features screenAt almost all screens in TALLY
F12To select the Configure screenAt almost all screens in TALLY

Special Key Combination
WindowsFunctionalit yAvailability
ALT + 2To Duplicate a voucherAt List of Vouchers € ¦'¶ creates a voucher similar to the one where you positioned the cursor and used this key combination
ALT + ATo Add a voucherAt List of Vouchers € ¦'¶ adds a voucher after the one where you positioned the cursor and used this key combination.
ALT + CTo create a master at a voucher screen (if it has not been already assigned a different function, as in reports like Balance Sheet, where it adds a new column to the report)At voucher entry and alteration screens, at a field where you have to select a master from a list. If the necessary account has not been created already, use this key combination to create the master without quitting from the voucher screen.
ALT + DTo delete a voucher
To delete a master
(if it has not been already assigned a different function, as explained above)At Voucher and Master (Single) alteration screens. Masters can be deleted subject to conditions, as explained in the manual.
ALT + ETo export the report in ASCII, SDF, HTML OR XML formatAt all reports screens in TALLY
ALT + ITo insert a voucherAt List of Vouchers € ¦'¶ inserts a voucher before the one where you positioned the cursor and used this key combination.
ALT + OTo upload the report at your website At all reports screens in TALLY
ALT + MTo Email the reportAt all reports screens in TALLY
ALT + PTo print the reportAt all reports screens in TALLY
ALT + RTo remove a line in a reportAt all reports screens in TALLY
ALT + STo bring back a line you removed using ALT + RAt all reports screens in TALLY
ALT+ VFrom Invoice screen to bring Stock Journal screenAt Invoice screen € ¦à Quantity Field € ¦à Press Alt + V to select the Stock Journal.
ALT + WTo view the Tally Web browser.At all reports screens in TALLY
ALT + XTo cancel a voucher in Day Book/List of VouchersAt all voucher screens in TALLY
ALT + RTo Register TallyAt Licensing Menu in TALLY
CTRL + ATo accept a form € ¦'¶ wherever you use this key combination, that screen or report gets accepted as it is.At almost all screens in TALLY, except where a specific detail has to be given before accepting.
CTRL + BTo select the BudgetAt Groups/Ledgers/ Cost Centres/ Budgets/Scenarios/ Voucher Types/ Currencies (Accounts Info) creation and alteration screen
CTRL + CTo select the Cost Centre

To select the Cost CategoryAt Groups/Ledgers/ Cost Centres/ Budgets/Scenarios/ Voucher Types/ Currencies (Accounts Info) creation and alteration screen
At Stock Groups/ Stock Categories/ Stock Items/ Reorder Levels/ Godowns/ Voucher Types / Units of Measure ( Inventory Info) creation/alteration screen
CTRL+ ETo select the CurrenciesAt Groups/Ledgers/ Cost Centres/ Budgets/Scenarios/ Voucher Types/ Currencies (Accounts Info) creation and alteration screen
CTRL + GTo select the GroupAt Groups/Ledgers/ Cost Centres/ Budgets/Scenarios/ Voucher Types/ Currencies (Accounts Info) creation and alteration screen
CTRL + ITo select the Stock ItemsAt Stock Group/ Stock Categories/ Stock Items/ Reorder Levels/ Godowns/ Voucher Types / Units of Measure ( Inventory Info) creation/alteration screen
CTRL + LTo select the LedgerAt Groups/Ledgers/ Cost Centres/ Budgets/Scenarios/ Voucher Types/ Currencies (Accounts Info) creation and alteration screen
CTRL + OTo select the GodownsAt Stock Group/ Stock Categories/ Stock Items/ Reorder Levels/ Godowns/ Voucher Types / Units of Measure ( Inventory Info) creation/alteration screen
CTRL + QTo abandon a form € ¦'¶ wherever you use this key combination, it quits that screen without making any changes to it.At almost all screens in TALLY.
CTRL + Alt + RRewrite data for a CompanyFrom Gateway of Tally screen
CTRL + SAllows you to alter Stock Item masterAt Stock Voucher Report and Godown Voucher Report
CTRL + UTo select the Units At Stock Groups/ Stock Categories/ Stock Items/ Reorder Levels/ Godowns/ Voucher Types / Units of Measure ( Inventory Info) creation/alteration screen
Ctrl + VTo select the Voucher TypesAt Groups/Ledgers/ Cost Centres/ Budgets/Scenarios/ Voucher Types/ Currencies (Accounts Info) creation and alteration screen

Special Function Key Combination
WindowsFunctionalit yAvailability
ALT + F1To close a company
To view detailed report
To explode a line into its detailsAt all the menu screen
At almost all report screen
At almost all screens in TALLY
ALT+ F2To change the system periodAt almost all screens in TALLY
ALT + F3To select the company info menu
To create/alter/ shut a CompanyAt Gateway of Tally screen
ALT + F4To select the Purchase Order Voucher TypeAt Accounting / Inventory Voucher creation and alteration screen
ALT + F5To select the Sales Order Voucher Type
To view monthly and quarterly report At Accounting / Inventory Voucher creation and alteration screen
At almost all report screens in TALLY
ALT + F6To select the Rejection Out Voucher Type
To change the Sales Order Voucher TypeAt Accounting / Inventory Voucher creation and alteration screen
ALT + F7To select the Stock Journal Voucher Type
To accept all the Audit lists At Accounting / Inventory Voucher creation and alteration screen
At TallyAudit Listing screen
ALT+ F8To select the Delivery Note Voucher Type
To view the Columnar reportAt Accounting / Inventory Voucher creation and alteration screen
At Ledger Voucher screen
ALT + F9To select the Receipt Note Voucher TypeAt Accounting / Inventory Voucher creation and alteration screen
ALT + F10To select the Physical Stock Voucher TypeAt Accounting / Inventory Voucher creation and alteration screen
ALT + F12To filter the information based on monetary valueAt almost all report screens
CTRL + ALT + F12Advanced ConfigAt Gateway of Tally


Key Combination used for navigation
WindowsFunctionalit yAvailability
PgUpDisplay previous voucher during voucher entry/alterAt voucher entry and alteration screens

PgDnDisplay next voucher during voucher entry/alterAt voucher entry and alteration screens

ENTERTo accept anything you type into a field.
To accept a voucher or master
To get a report with further details of an item in a report.You have to use this key at most areas in TALLY
At the receivables report € ¦'¶ press Enter at a pending bill to get transactions relating to this bill (e.g., original sale bill, receipts and payments against this bill, etc)
ESCTo remove what you typed into a field
To come out of a screen
To indicate you do not want to accept a voucher or master.At almost all screens in TALLY.
SHIFT + ENTERCollapse next level detailsAt Voucher Register screen and Trial Balance report
SHIFT + ENTERTo explode a line into its detailsIn almost all Reports:
At a Group/Stock Group/Cost Category/Godown/ Stock Category € ¦'¶ displays Sub Groups and Ledgers/Stock Items/Cost Centres/Secondary Godowns/Secondary Stock Categories
At a Voucher € ¦'¶ displays its entries and narration
At a Stock Item- displays its godowns and batch details
At Voucher Register screen € ¦'¶ displays the next level details
At Trial Balance report - displays the next level details
CTRL + ENTERTo alter a master while making an entry or viewing a reportAt voucher entry and alteration screens
At all reports