This is a sample screen in eCandidus™ Desktop. Once you have learned the different options in this screen you will have mastered all of the other data screens in the system.
Let's look at the screen in detail, starting from the top:
In the title bar, you will find what action (View/Edit) you are currently doing, and the set (Address Book) involved. You will also find the key information about the entry which varies from set to set, and in this case is the entity name, city and primary phone number.
Next you find a page selector:
Which tells you that there are three pages defined for the entry: Contact, Info and Maps. You can switch pages by clicking on the appropriate tab.
Each page is made up of data fields and action buttons:
A data field:
Data fields are composed of an optional label (State), a data entry area and an info button (). The data entry area may vary according to the data that the field can hold:
A text field:
An choice field:
A Yes/No field:
An image field: (Shown as it appears when selected)
A multi line text field: (Shown as it appears when selected)
A public sub-form field:
This type of field has a sub-form behind it, however the sub form is shared. The example is an address, which is kept in the address book and shares the same information in all places where it is used.
A private sub-form field:
This type of field also has a sub-form behind it, however the sub-form is not used in any other location.
Note that some fields can hold more than one value, for instance an Office Memo may be sent to more than one person in the office.
Also fields can keep a list of all values entered over time. The list is accessible via the info button.
For each field, you will find an info button, whose appearance changes according to the state of the field:
By clicking on the button a field specific menu is displayed, with any of the following options available (shortcut is shown in parentheses):
And at the very bottom a set of commands: