Down Menu Lists
As a sales person I love drop down menus. The less I have
to type the better. If I can click on an item, or type just
a few letters, even better. ACT! has some serviceable default
menu items in many data fields, which are a good starting
point. However, these defaults are not always the description(s)
I need. This week's tip describes a way to customize these
modify ACT!'s drop down lists click into the desired data
field. Hit "F2" on your keyboard. This will bring
up a dialog box where entries can be added, modified, or deleted.
"F2" will save you from the task of clicking on
the down arrow and then scrolling to and clicking the "Edit
list" item to access the dialog box. It is a good idea
to keep your "Item(s)" short and use the accompanying
"Description" box if necessary.
your lists are complete, Act!'s type-ahead feature will make
data entry a breeze.
you ever get stuck wishing that you could choose two or more
items from your menu list(s), click into the desired field
and hit "F2" on your keyboard. When the "Edit
list" dialog box comes up hold down the "Ctrl"
key on your keyboard and using your mouse to select your desired
items. Click "OK" when finished. Multiple items
selected with no typing! I find this especially useful for
the ID/Status field.