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NAV 2013 Tips: Copy Document Shortcut

Posted by on March 27, 2014

If you’re new to NAV 2013 you may not know one of the best shortcuts to save you entering data. Whether you’re on NAV 2013, NAV 2009 or Ceres 2009 Software for Food Banks you’ll want to take note of this great “Copy Document” shortcut.

Copy Document Feature in NAV 2013The Copy Document feature allows you to copy a document instead of having to retype all the detailed information in again.  The Copy Document function is available in the Agency Invoice, Purchase Invoice, Agency Credit Memo and Purchase Credit memo areas just to name a few.  The reason the feature works wonders is not just because it creates the document with one click and no additional entry. It also is a safe way to make sure that you are hitting the same G/L accounts.  A great example of the benefits of the Copy Document feature: When you have an invoice that you need to credit out, but can be used with repeated monthly invoices as well.  Once in the credit memo you choose the copy document function.  Copy the Posted Invoice and include just the header … You don’t want to recalculate the lines of the Posted Invoice.

NOTE:  Recalculating the lines will redo the unit cost on the line if it has changed.

A credit memo is then created based on the Posted Invoice.  The great thing about using this feature is the system will automatically apply the credit memo to the posted invoice you copied.  The system holds the link between both the Posted Invoice and the Credit Memo during the copy document function.

If you were to create the credit memo manually you would then also have to go in and apply the invoice and the credit memo together to close out both of them manually. So this saves you retyping and shortens the process, too.

You can find the Copy Document function in the ribbon or header and you can find it in Actions\Functions then choose Copy Document.

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