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Function Keys


Function Keys provide Transact users with the ability to use function key shortcuts on the Review and Validate screens to run custom scripts. Transact batch class administrators can assign a custom script to a function. Then, operators can quickly run the script by pressing a specific function key when reviewing and validating batches.


Transact batch class administrators can associate a function key to a custom script specified in the file. To access an example file and for more information on configuring it, please refer to Scripting Guide –


  • A function key can only be associated with one method, but the same method can be run by multiple function keys.
  • Function keys can be any function key except F1, F5, and F12. This prevents Transact function keys from conflicting with browser shortcuts.
  • Function keys will only be displayed on the Review and Validate screens if the selected Document Type has function keys configured for the batch class.

Keyboard Shortcuts

The following table lists all keyboard shortcuts that are supported in Transact. Keyboard shortcuts that are customizable are noted in the Customizable column.

Function Customizable Default Shortcut Key
Save Ctrl + E
Quick Save Yes Ctrl + Q
Split Ctrl + 2
Zoom-in Yes Ctrl + 1
Zoom-out Yes Ctrl + Shift + 1
Move the cursor to the next field Ctrl + ]
Move the cursor to the previous field Shift + Tab
Move the cursor to the next error field Ctrl + >
Duplicate Page Ctrl + D
Fit to Page Yes F12
Rotate Page Clockwise Yes Ctrl + R
Rotate Page Anticlockwise Yes Ctrl + Shift + R
Remove Page Ctrl + Delete
Focus on document types Ctrl +
Merge document with the previous one Ctrl + /
Merge multiple documents Ctrl + Shift + /
Next Batch Ctrl + Shift + >
Insert a row below a different table row Ctrl + I
Insert a row above a different table row Ctrl + Shift + I
Delete a row in table Ctrl + J
Delete all rows in the table Ctrl + U
Traverse the table Ctrl + K
Insert data manually Ctrl + Y
Move an image to the left Shift + left arrow
Move Image Right Shift + right arrow
Move Image Up Shift + up arrow
Move Image Down Shift + down arrow
Next Document Ctrl + M
Previous Document Ctrl + Shift + M
Next Page Yes Ctrl + P / 3

Move to next page with either:

Ctrl + P


Ctrl + 3

Previous Page Yes Ctrl + Shift + P / 3

Move to previous page with either:

Ctrl + Shift + P


Ctrl + 3

Enable/Disable Field Value Change Script Ctrl + [
Update Document Ctrl + Shift + C
Delete Document(s) Shift + Delete
Toggle Column Validations while Manual Extraction Ctrl + ‘
Open External Application Ctrl + 6/7/8/9
Disable/Enable Page Jumping on Field Change Ctrl + Shift +
Focus on Fuzzy Search Box Ctrl + ~
Move Cursor to previous Error Field Ctrl + <
Open/Close Table View Ctrl + 5
Zoom Lock/Unlock Ctrl + L
Apply Validation Pattern On/Off Ctrl + B
Open Document Pages Ctrl + Shift + o
Close Batch Ctrl + Backspace
Line item matching Ctrl + Shift + Y
Pop Out Image Ctrl + Shift + D
Zoom Overlay Image Ctrl + Shift + X
Learn Files Ctrl + Shfit + 4
Suspend/Resume Ctrl + Shift + S
Fuzzy DB Look-Up Ctrl + ;
OCR/Image View Ctrl + Shift + F

Customizing Keyboard Shortcuts and Language Codes

You can create custom keyboard shortcuts for up to four levels of support:

  1. Application-wide
  2. Language-wide, when the corresponding language is set in the browser
  3. A single batch class
  4. A single batch class, using the language set in the browser

The table below provides additional information on each support level and the location of the properties file you will need to modify for customization, if applicable.

Keyboard Shortcut Type Level of Specificity Description Properties File Format
Default Application-wide Built-in shortcuts available by default None
Application Shortcuts Most general (least specific) Will apply to all batch classes [SharedFolders]
Language-specific Application Shortcuts Will apply to all batch classes where user’s browser is set for the specified language [SharedFolders]shortcut-keysShortcutKeys-[lang-code].properties

See language codes below

Batch Class Shortcuts Will apply to a single batch class [SharedFolders][batch-class]
Language-specific Batch Class Shortcuts Most specific Will apply to a single batch class, where the user’s browser is set for the specified language. [SharedFolders][batch-class]shortcut-keysShortcutKeys-[lang-code].properties


  • More specific keyboard shortcuts will always override less specific shortcuts. For example, a keyboard shortcut that is defined for a batch class will override a keyboard shortcut that is defined for the application level.
  • A language-specific keyboard shortcut (French, for example) will always override the default shortcut, when the user’s browser is set to that language.

Supported Country Codes

Transact integrates support for the following country codes. You can use these codes to override the default settings in the properties file.

Language Code Description Notes
en English Default if no other language is specified.
es Spanish
fr French
de German
nl Dutch
it Italian

Keyboard Shortcut Properties File Format

Each line has four items separated by the pipe ( | ) symbol. The following line illustrates this syntax convention:



  • binding — These are predefined as in the sample cited below. Only those bindings are supported.
  • modifiers — For any combination of Ctrl + Alt + Shift, leave empty for no modifiers. You can also use Ctrl, Shft, or Control.
  • keycode — These are JavaScript native keycodes that you can get from the following resource:
  • Description — This is the text to be displayed in the Shortcuts dropdown menu on the Review and Validation screens.

The following line is an example:

reviewValidate.ZoomIn=shift+ctrl+alt|83|Shift + Ctrl + Alt + S

Note: If you omit or override a setting, then the default shortcut is used. You can “comment out” a line by starting that line with a # symbol.

The following lines illustrate a sample properties file for keyboard shortcuts:

# ctrl+shift+alt|keycode|human readable keys
reviewValidate.RotateClockwise=ctrl|105|APP Ctrl + NUM 9
reviewValidate.RotateAnticlockwise=ctrl|103|Ctrl + NUM 7
reviewValidate.ZoomIn=ctrl|104|Ctrl + NUM 8
reviewValidate.ZoomOut=ctrl|98|Ctrl + NUM 2
reviewValidate.FitImageToPage=ctrl|101|Ctrl + NUM 5
reviewValidate.NextPage=ctrl|102|Ctrl + NUM 6
reviewValidate.PreviousPage=ctrl|100|Ctrl + NUM 4
reviewValidate.QuickSave=ctrl+alt|83|App Ctrl + Alt + S

Adding Function Key Mapping

  1. From the Batch Class Management screen, select the batch class and click Open.
  2. Expand the Document Types folder, then expand the Document Type.
  3. Click the Function Key Mapping configuration.
  4. Click Add.

  1. Enter the following fields: Method Name, Method Description, and Shortcut Key. Refer to the table below for descriptions on these fields.
Column Name Description
Method Name The name of the method. This must match the method name in your file.
Method Description A description of the method executed in the script.
Shortcut Key The function key associated with the method.

Note: You can press the function key on your keyboard that you want to associate with the Shortcut Key. In this example, F2 is used.

  1. Click Apply.

  1. The Batch Class updated successfully message will appear.

Running a Script Using Function Keys

On the Review and Validate screens, you can run a script two ways:

  1. Press the configured function key on your keyboard.
  2. Click More > Function Key and then select the function key script.

After running the script, the message Executing function key script will appear. When the message disappears, the script has executed.

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