A GUIDE TO USING FLEXIDATA 2
|This program enables you to create a database and produce various information charts. Data files created in other programs may also be imported. This guide ignores the large choice buttons that appear in the centre of the screen when you first load the program or create a report - you can use these instead of the menus.
DATA EDIT SCREEN
|TO MAKE A NEW DATAFILE:
|TO LOAD AN OLD DATAFILE:
|TO EDIT THE DATA:
|Select Data/Edit, then move to and change any entry by first pointing and clicking a mouse button.
|TO INSERT or REMOVE WHOLE RECORDS:
|TO SORT THE RECORDS:
|TO EDIT THE FIELDS:
|Select Field/Edit and select a fieldname from the list provided or simply right-click with the mouse on the field name at the top of the column on the screen.
|TO INSERT A NEW FIELD:
|TO REMOVE A FIELD
|Select Field/Delete and select a fieldname from the list provided, followed by Yes to confirm.
|TO SAVE THE DATAFILE:
|TO PRINT THE DATAFILE:
|Select File/Print and you will have a choice of printing either the field information or two ways of presenting the data. Table layout is the normal one for most purposes. You can also click on the button in the tool bar to print the current display:
REPORT (INFORMATION PAGES)
|TO DISPLAY ITEMS:
|TO CHANGE PAGES:
|Select Report/ Page 1, Page 2, etc. or select using the buttons in the tool bar:
|TO DELETE A PAGE:
|Select Edit/Delete page followed by Yes to confirm.
|TO PRINT :
|Select File/Print then choose from Item, Page or Report (all pages), or click on the button in the tool bar to print the current page:
THE FOLLOWING APPLY TO THE ACTIVE DISPLAY ITEM ONLY (activated by pointing at it and clicking the left mouse button - the border of the item turns red)
|TO FORMAT AN ITEM:
|The format menu contains many options to help you change the appearance of an item - the options vary depending on the item.
|TO SORT THE RECORDS:
|TO SEARCH THE RECORDS:
|TO RESELECT THE FIELDS:
|TO ADD A TITLE:
|Select Format/Edit/Show filename or Show query, ...etc.
|TO MOVE AN ITEM:
|Point at screen item
with mouse, press the left button and drag the item
around the screen as required.
To move or copy items between pages or to other programs select Edit/Cut or Copy then change the page and select Edit/Paste or select from the buttons in the tool bar:
|TO RESIZE AN ITEM:
|Point at the red line boarder or corner of an item with the mouse, press a button and drag to obtain the desired shape and size.
|TO DELETE AN ITEM:
|Select Edit/Delete or click on the button in the tool bar, and select Yes to confirm.
|TO PRINT AN ITEM:
|Select File/Print/Item (or the button in the tool bar if only one item on the page).
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