Tips & Tricks: Shortcut Keys

Are you using ShipWorks’ keyboard shortcuts? If not, we recommend them because they will save you time.

ShipWorks has both numeric and alpha shortcuts. Numeric shortcuts are identified in the Quick Access Toolbar at the top left of the screen, and alpha shortcuts are in the main Ribbon Interface for the tabs like Home, Output, Manage, and View.

To get started, let’s look at the Quick Access Toolbar. Go to the main order grid and press ALT. You’ll now see shortcut numbers by each icon in the Quick Access Toolbar. You may access each of these functions by selecting ALT and appropriate number or letter.

For example,

Press “ALT” and “1” to download orders, or

Press “ALT” and “2” to show the ship order menu, or

Press “ALT” and “3” to print preview templates.


You can also customize the Quick Access Toolbar and add functions that you regularly use. To do this, right click on the icon or function you want to add to the Quick Access Toolbar, and select “Add to Quick Access Toolbar.”

In this example, we will add the “Insurance Claim” icon to the Quick Access Toolbar. Right-click on “Insurance Claim” and then select “Add to Quick Access Toolbar.”


The Insurance Claim icon has now been automatically added to the Quick Access Toolbar.


Remember, any icon in the Quick Access Toolbar will be assigned a numerical shortcut. So, when you press ALT again, you will see that the Insurance Claim icon has been assigned shortcut 4. You may now access the Insurance Claim information by selecting ALT and “4”.



In addition to numeric-shortcuts on the Quick Access Toolbar, ShipWorks also has shortcuts for the main Ribbon Interface that are identified by alpha characters. For example, press Alt, “H” (home tab) and “S” (ship orders icon), and the ship orders window will open. Or, press Alt, “H” (home tab) and “D” (download icon), and your orders will download.


Do you need more help or have another question? We’re here to help and we have FREE phone and email support. Send us a message or give us a call and someone from our awesome customer support team in St. Louis will get back to you.