May 27, 2014

Rearrange your Area Pages

GP 2013 introduced additional ways to customize how your area pages are arranged.  I wasn't real fond of the arrangement in my test system, so I arranged them as in the following screenshot:

With this arrangement, I can easily see all the menu categories.  To make a specific category appear in the expanded mode, click on the little square icon in the upper right corner of each window.  Additionally, I went through each module and arranged the menu categories so they all fall in the same sequence.

The key to creating this type of arrangement is selecting the desired 'Column Stack' selection in the Customize Home Page window (Home Page>>Customize this page . . . ).  Selecting 'Bottom' places the minimized windows at the bottom, 'Top' would place them at the top, etc.

This should make navigating the menus even simpler than before.

May 16, 2014

GP2TheMAX Kindle Book now available on Amazon!

Six years ago, when I started blogging on GP2TheMAX, I intended one day to compile my favorite posts into book form and publish it.  Well, that day has come.  Thanks to the miracle of the interweb, electronic publishing, and Amazon, it is done.  I've gathered 125+ of what I think are the most helpful blog articles into GP2TheMAX - I Get GP Stuff Done.
Click here to get your copy!
The articles in the book are organized by module - General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Inventory, etc., with hyperlinks to each article from the Table of Contents to make it easy to navigate to your topic of interest.  Of course, I removed the articles from this blog that are contained in the book, else no one may have bought the cow when they could get the milk for free!
I want to thank a couple of people for helping me make this possible - Mariano Gomez, MVP, for pushing me to start blogging way back when, and Murray Fife, MVP and fellow IBIS colleague, for showing me the Amazon Kindle publishing ropes.
And of course, I have to thank each and every GP MVP out there, for without their help and guidance with numerous GP issues I've encountered, I would not have been able to stumble upon the solutions on my own.
My next endeavor is going to be to really dig into GP 2015 and blog about all the incredible features to come when it is released later this year.  Exciting times coming! 

May 15, 2014

Error message - 'You are not allowed to enter Purchase Orders'

New users were just setup in an GP 2010 environment that uses Project Accounting.  When the users were setup, they were set as 'Non-PA Users' in the User Class ID field.

Changing this to 'PA User' resolved the error.  Users must be assigned the PA User Class ID (or NO User Class ID) to access any windows that PA fields reside on.