Mark your preferences in the screen that appears. Options are…
Always display dynamic field expansions when entering a UAD
field - Select this item if you'd like to all the assistance
available when you first enter a field that's affected by UAD.
Only display dynamic field expansions when entering a UAD field
if the field is blank, in error, or specifically selected - This
still lets you see the UAD assistance via expanded fields, but only does so
in cases where the field is blank, in error, or specifically selected
Never display dynamic field expansions when entering a UAD
field - This option is also known as Freeform UAD mode. The
dynamic field expansions will not be displayed unless you press CTRL+
ENTER. You can type the UAD formatted text or use the available
shorthand to make formfilling faster.
Select all text when jumping into a field – When you
select this option, each time you enter a field in a form, any existing text
in that field is automatically selected. That way, you can begin typing and
the old data is completely replaced with the new. If this option is turned
off, your cursor is placed at the beginning of the field and you can use the
arrow keys or mouse to re-position the cursor and enter data.
Show drop-down lists for fields – One of the
innovations found in our previous version of WinTOTAL was the “Recent
Response” list. Each field in your forms would automatically remember the
last several items you typed in. The next time you entered that field, you
could reapply that text simply by choosing it from a drop-down menu. To use
the “Recent Responses” feature in WinTOTAL, check the box beside this option
and then mark the Recent Responses option.
Unfortunately, the “Recent Responses” feature led to some confusion with
our QuickLists text databases. So, in Aurora, you have the option of
displaying your QuickList items each field’s drop-down menu instead of the
recent responses. To do so, check the box beside this option and then mark
the QuickLists option. Whichever option you choose for your
drop-down lists, you have two additional options:
Enable Auto-Complete – When this option is turned on,
you can begin typing information into any field that has Recent
Responses or QuickLists enabled. WinTOTAL
watches what you type and displays items from your lists that match. Once
the correct list item is displayed, just press Enter to
accept that item. This function is very similar to the way the address bar
works in Microsoft Internet Explorer.
Automatically show drop-down lists – If you’re using
the auto-complete function, chances are you may not want to see the
drop-down menus at all. The data is still available, but you won’t be
bothered by the menu icons. Turn this option on if you always want the
option of picking items from the drop-down menus as well.
Options for Inserting QuickLists items in multi-line
fields – As you build QuickList entries for multi-line fields,
you need to decide if you prefer to have a few, very-long comments, or
several smaller comments that you chain together. Depending upon how you
build your lists, you need to adjust these settings.
Insert into existing data – Use this option if you
want to insert QuickList items into the middle of existing text. When it
is turned on, the program inserts the QuickList item wherever in the
field you have your cursor.
Replace any existing data – If you do choose to
create fewer, but longer, QuickList and Text Database items, select this
option. When it’s turned on, the program overwrites any existing field
data with the new data from your list.
Append to existing data – If you’ve created
QuickList or Text Database items that build on each other, the this
option may help. When it’s turned on, the program inserts your items at
the end of the current field, regardless of where your cursor is.
Move to the next available field – This option
controls what your cursor does after you’ve inserted a QuickList or Text
Database item. When it’s turned on, after you insert an item, the cursor
immediately moves to the next field in the form. This can really speed
up data entry as you don’t have to press Enter to
accept the text item.
Keyboard navigation – Holding down the Ctrl key on
your keyboard and pressing the left or right arrow keys allows you to move
through your text in a more word-processor like manner. Mark the
option for the behavior you want to use. Options are:
Next Field – Causes the cursor to move to the next
field in your form.
Next Word – Causes the cursor to move to the
beginning of the next word in your field.
When finished, click Save to put your settings into
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