Supplement for MAC Users
How Will R/3 Look and Perform On a Mac?
The R/3 menu paths, transactions, functions, and screens look and perform on a Mac similarly as they do on a PC. Even the color schemes on reports are the same. There are only a few differences as summarized below:
• Mac users access the SAP Authentic Login (Kerberos) and SAP R/3 Login via menu paths or Mac icons.
• The SAP Authentic Login (Kerberos) screen has a different look with a few different steps on a Mac, yet all the same components are there.
• The Options button on R/3 screens (Standard tool bar) is unavailable. Mac users will not be able to change message displays using this button, but there is an alternative to the Hardcopy (print screen) option (outlined later in this section).
• The Create a New Session icon does not exist on a Mac, but the menu path System Create Session is available.
• Once the “hour glass” appears, Mac users cannot left click (with the mouse) on the SAP Icon on the Menu Bar to stop a transaction or create a new session. However, Mac users have another way to open a session using File New Session.
• The keyboard functions are different on a Mac, but all the basic function keys needed for R/3 are available.
How Do I Log Into R/3 on a Mac?
Note: Mac users may have different ways of starting programs depending on the set up of the machine. Logging in is a two step process (see A & B below).
A. Security (Kerberos) Login – Mac OS
For Mac OS 9 (see Mac OS X below if needed):
• Use the icon on your menu bar to display menu options.
• Click once on the Open Kerberos Configuration to display the Kerberos screen (see example below).
For Mac OS X:
• Double-click on the Kerberos icon on your desktop to display the Kerberos screen (see example below):
1. From either screen above, click on the Get Tickets… button to prompt for the Username (same as User ID) and the Password.
2. Enter Username (if needed) and Password as prompted.
3. Click on the OK button to complete the Authentic Login process and return to the Kerberos screen (shown above). Note: Once these steps are completed, a ticket appears in the Ticket area of the window.
B. Logging Into SAP R/3 (Mac)
1. Once the security has been acquired in the prior steps, double-click on the SAP icon on your desktop to display the SAPGUI for Java screen (shown below):
2. Click on the PRD – Financial Accounting (already highlighted) or the other PRD options (such as Procurement) as needed.
3. Click on the Connect button to complete the log in process and access the SAP R/3 System screen (shown below).
You have successfully logged on to R/3!
Note: When finished, be sure to logoff of both R/3 (System Log off) and Kerberos (Use Logout button for OS 9, or Destroy Tickets button for OS X).
How Do I Print a Hardcopy (Screen) on a Mac?
1. To print a copy of the screen displayed (hardcopy), click on the ? menu on the right side of the Standard Toolbar.
2. Click on Print (which will display the Page Setup screen).
On the Page Setup screen (shown below):
3. Choose the orientation (portrait or landscape) for the page.
4. Click on OK (which will display the Print screen).
On the Print screen (shown below):
5. Choose your printer from the drop-down list.
6. Choose the number of copies desired.
7. Click on the Print button to complete the Hardcopy process.