You can configure Country Details, Style of Names, Style of Dates, Configuration of Numbers in the General configuration screen.
Go to Gateway of Tally > F12: Configuration Menu > General
General Configuration Setting options:
Use Accounting Terminology of:
This option displays the List of Countries.
For setting the accounting terminology, select India/SAARC or International from the List of countries.
Style of Names
Default appearance of Names in Reports:
This option displays the List of Name Styles for Ledgers.
By default, the name style of a Ledger is Name Only. You can change the name style by selecting from the List.
Default appearance of Stock item Names in Reports:
This option displays Name style for stock items.
By default, the stock item name style is Name Only. You can change name style by selecting from the List.
Style of Dates
Style of Short Date:
This option displays Style of Dates.
By default, date format is dd-mm-yy. You can change the date format by selecting a format from the List.
Separate Used in Short Date:
You can specify the separator for Date. By Default, hyphen (‘-‘) is the separator.
Configuration of Numbers
Decimal character to use:
You can specify a character for the decimal point.
Thousands separator to use:
You can specify a character for the thousand separator.
Put sign before currency or unit symbol:
If the option is set it to Yes, a Negative sign will be placed before the currency symbol, e.g. (-)$20. If the option is set it to No, a Negative sign will be placed after the currency symbol, e.g. $(-)20.
Show numbers in Millions (and not Lakhs):
This option is used for showing numbers in Millions. If you set this option to Yes, the number will be displayed in Millions. If you set this option to No, the number will be displayed in Lakhs.
Note: If you change any configuration under Style of Dates and Configuration of numbers, you need to restart the application for those changes to take effect.
Use Common Table for Stock Items
If this option is set to Yes, Tally.ERP 9 will display only the Stock Item Name in the List of Stock Items during voucher entry.
Use 'Reducing List' for Tables
If this option is set to Yes, Tally.ERP 9 allows you to reduce the List for Tables to the extent of the matching keywords entered by user and select the required details from the reduced List of Tables based on the full or partial search keywords provided like Company name, Ledger name, Item name etc.
Apply for All Columns
If this option is set to Yes, Tally.ERP 9 allows you to make search and reduce the List of Tables based on all columns displayed in the List of Table. If the option is set it to No, it will search only in the first column of the table.
Note: The option Apply for all Columns is a sub- option and is displayed only when the option Use ‘Reducing List’ for Tables is enabled.
Table Configuration screen can also be invoked by pressing Ctrl + Alt + F12 from Gateway of Tally
Show tables with Masters only in Current Language
If this option is set to Yes, Tally.ERP 9 displays all the Masters in the language selected under L: Language configuration.
If this option is set to No, Tally.ERP 9 will display the default list of Masters in English and in any of the Indian languages selected in the L: Language configuration.
By default, this option set to No.
Ignore errors & continue during data import
By default, this option is set to No. If you set this option to Yes , data will get imported even if errors are reported.
Note: This is applicable only incase of XML format import.
Overwrite vouchers during import
By default, this option is set to No. If you set this option to Yes , Tally.ERP 9 overwrite the existing vouchers while importing data instead of duplicating the same.
Export Base Currency Symbol along with Amount
This facilitates the export of the currency symbol along with the amount into XML format.
Show Monthly reports with Graphs
By default this option is set to Yes. The reports are configured to display the Graphs in accordance with the numeric information. The graphs will not be displayed in the reports if this option is set to No.
Use separate Menu for Final A/c Statements
By default, this option is set to No. If you set this option to Yes, a separate Menu Final Accounts will be displayed in Gateway of Tally. Under this menu, Balance Sheet, Profit & Loss A/c, Cash Flow, Funds Flow and Ratio analysis options are available.
Tally alert using beeps
If this option is set to Yes, an audio alert will be turned on and Tally.ERP 9 will gives a beep sound whenever a transaction has been saved or abandoned.
Always show Info Panel
If this option is set to Yes, Tally.ERP 9 will always display the Information Panel in all the screens or reports, but the user can hide the Info Panel using the [x] close button based on his requirement.