r22778 - gnucash-docs/branches/2.4/help/C - [22768] Bug#692917: Note for keys when entering transactions.

Cristian Marchi cmarchi at code.gnucash.org
Thu Feb 14 14:27:05 EST 2013

Author: cmarchi
Date: 2013-02-14 14:27:04 -0500 (Thu, 14 Feb 2013)
New Revision: 22778
Trac: http://svn.gnucash.org/trac/changeset/22778

[22768] Bug#692917: Note for keys when entering transactions.

Modified: gnucash-docs/branches/2.4/help/C/Help_ch_Transactions.xml
--- gnucash-docs/branches/2.4/help/C/Help_ch_Transactions.xml	2013-02-13 20:05:56 UTC (rev 22777)
+++ gnucash-docs/branches/2.4/help/C/Help_ch_Transactions.xml	2013-02-14 19:27:04 UTC (rev 22778)
@@ -149,8 +149,23 @@
       <para>The register window will look slightly different depending on the style options you have chosen.
        The following describes entering simple transactions in the basic ledger style. The cursor is placed
-       in the date field by default when the register window is opened.</para>
+       in the <guilabel>date</guilabel> field by default when the register window is opened.</para>
+      <note>
+        <para>When working on transactions in <application>&app;</application>, be aware that the 
+        <keycap function="enter">Enter</keycap> key and the <keycap function="tab">Tab</keycap> key behave
+        differently, and perform different actions.</para>
+        <para>The <keycap function="enter">Enter</keycap> key moves to the first field of the next split,
+        regardless of which field you are in. If there is no next split, proceeds to the next transaction.
+        In any case, <keycap function="enter">Enter</keycap> finishes the transaction edit, and any 
+        imbalance is posted to <emphasis>Imbalance-CUR</emphasis>, where <emphasis>CUR</emphasis> is the
+        currency of the transaction.</para>
+        <para>The <keycap function="tab">Tab</keycap> key moves to the next field in the current split. 
+        If it's the last field, moves to the next split, creating a new one if there isn't one. If the
+        split is blank, the <keycap function="tab">Tab</keycap> key finishes the transaction and posts any
+        imbalance to <emphasis>Imbalance-CUR</emphasis>, as above.</para>
+      </note>
            <para>Selecting the small icon on the right of the date field drops down a date selection calender.

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