Dictionaries - Common Features

 

Dictionaries are simple lists.

 

All list windows provide options to view, edit, and print the list of items shown.

 

Button

Keyboard Shortcuts

Operation

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Alt+A, Insert

Add a new record to the list

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Alt+I, Ctrl+Enter

Edit the currently highlighted record.

 

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Alt+D, Delete

Delete the currently highlighted record (with a confirmation message before deletion).

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Alt+P

Call the Print Report wizard. Where more than one report option is available, a menu will appear below the Print button.

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Alt+O

Close the current window.

 

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Alt+S

Select the currently highlighted record. Only shown when a list is called as a lookup from another window.

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Escape

Cancel the selection process. Only shown when a list is called as a lookup from another window.

 

Dictionaries can be scrolled through by one of three methods:

·      Keyboard when list is focused upon: Up, Down, Page Up, Page Down, Ctrl + Page Up, Ctrl + Page Down

·      VCR control in lower-left corner of list (best)

·      Scrollbar located on the right-side of list. Please note that when a list is large, this scroll bar will not always produce accurate results due to paged loading. This is where only a subset of items (one page) are loaded rather than the entire file. Page-loading gives the fastest performance possible, but it is not possible to accurately determine the scrollbar’s relative location within the file. We recommend using the VCR or keyboard on lists with over 10 pages of information.