16 Jul 2014 1:00 PM For those of you that have already upgraded to GP 2013 R2, I’m sure that you have noticed the new Ribbon feature, which is also known as the Action Pane. For those that haven’t, I think you are missing out on a cool feature that gives you a more graphical/refreshed look at your list of options versus compared to the old Menu Bar. It is a definitely a change from what you are used to seeing in GP, but we hope that it’s one that users will easily adapt to. Please see the list below for more changes that you will see in the GP 2013 R2 Ribbon. I also want to mention that after an upgrade or an install of GP 2013 R2 you will, by default, see the Action Pane. You will now see the name of the company database and the user that is logged into GP in the Title Bar of any Window that you open within GP (See screen shot below for an example). The File/Edit/Tools…etc menus have been placed in the ribbon. The Holds, User_Defined, Distributions and Commissions buttons that used to exist at the bottom of the Window now exist in the Ribbon. You will also see that the Windows Note, Help, OK and Cancel…etc buttons are located in the Ribbon in the Windows that contain them. If you are looking to tab through the buttons on the Ribbon, they will come after the last field in the Window. If for some reason you don’t want to use the Action Pane or users are having a hard time getting used to the new look and feel, there are two other display options to choose from. Your other options are Action Pane Strip and Menu Bar. It is very easy to change to those other options, just follow the steps below. It is a global change so it will apply to all companies. Login to GP. Click the Microsoft Dynamics GP Menu. Select ‘User Preferences’. Click the drop down arrow next to Window Command Display and you will see your three options (Action Pane, Action Pane Strip and Menu Bar). Make your selection click the ‘OK’ button. The placement of the ‘OK’ button will depend on which option you currently have selected. You will have to log out of GP and log back in before you will see the changes. Below is a screen shot of what you will see in the User Preferences Window. I’ve also included screen shots of each display option. Please see below. I used the Sales Transaction Entry Window for my example. ACTION PANE ACTION PANE STRIP MENU BAR I hope that you all enjoy this new GP 2013 R2 feature!! Click HERE for documentation and VIDEO!