LESSons:It’s a date!

Posted by: In: Financial Edge, LESSons from LESS: tips & tricks, The Raisers Edge 05 Mar 2012 Comments: 2 Tags: , , , ,

Did you know you can enter dates into the Raiser's Edge or the Financial Edge without ever leaving your keyboard? In all date fields in both systems, the following keyboard shortcuts will enter a date:

  • F3 will enter today’s date
  • F7 will open a calendar. Once you are in the calendar, you can scroll from month to month by clicking on the month name. You can also scroll year to year by clicking right beside the year field.
  • In addition, if the date you need to enter is in the current month and year, all you have to enter is the day number! So, if it’s April 2012, and you want the date to be April 20, 1208, then in any date field, simply enter “20”. When you use your tab key to move to the next field, the system will automatically complete it with “04/20/2012”! (Based on your system’s clock).

How cool is that?

Comments: 2

  1. Posted by Mary 05 Mar 2012 at 8:52 am Reply

    My favorite tips!  I love the last one so much that sometimes when I'm using Excel, I forget that Excel isn't as smart as RE/FE and I just enter the day in the cell…which leaves me with…well, nothing.  Cool time saver!  Thanks!!

    • Posted by Sandy Wilder 05 Mar 2012 at 9:00 am Reply

      Thanks for dropping by, Mary! It’s nice to know I’m not the only one who tries to use them in Excel, too!

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