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Monthly Data Entry Design allows you to add new, change existing, and delete Monthly Data Entry Forms.   

Once a form is created, you will be able to access it from the Data Manager menu.  Designing a Monthly Data Entry form is very simple. Select Design, Monthly Data Entry Forms.   The form design screen will be displayed.  If you have not designed any forms yet, the design screen will be empty allowing you to choose your variables, options, and form name for your first form.  If there are existing forms, the first form will be displayed. Once in the design form you may choose the variables you wish to work with in any order you decide, and name your new form.  You may either exit the design form by clicking the [Exit] button, or you may choose [New] to continue with the creation of another form (changes are automatically saved).

  • Form Name 
    Displays the name selected Monthly Data Entry Form.  The name is displayed in the Data Manager Menu and is used to select the form for use.

    Click the Change button to edit the Form Name.  The ... button allows you to select a form to design (instead of using Next, Prev buttons to move to the form).
  • Entry Group 
    Sets the Entry Group for the Monthly Data Entry Form.
  • Form Type 
    Select "Variable" in order to add any variables to the form.
    Select "Location" in order to display all variables associated with a particular location. 
  • Edit Mode Overwrite 
    Select On to enable manual data entry to overwrite the current entry.
    Select Off to disable manual data entry to overwrite the current entry. 
  • Use Approval Level Color Scheme
    Check this box in order to display data in the colors corresponding to the Data Approval Setup table.
  • Enter Key Action 
    Select Down or Across to determine the direction the cursor will move when the [Enter] key is pressed. When working in a Monthly Data Entry form, moving down will move you to the next day, same parameter. Moving across will move you to the next parameter, same day.
  • Heading 
    Allows selection via checkboxes of what will appear for each variable that will appear in column header.


BUTTONS:

Moves to the First Data Entry Form
Moves to the Previous Data Entry Form.
Moves to the Next Data Entry Form
Moves to the Last Data Entry Form

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creates a New Data Entry Form. When selected you will see the following window:

Enter a descriptive name of the new data entry form and select OK  which will return to the Monthly Data Entry Design window with the descriptive name displayed in the Form Name field.  Selecting Cancel or Closing this window will Cancel this request and return to the Monthly Data Entry Design window.

Deletes the displayed Data Entry Form
Use [Advanced] button  to change options for the form including font, column widths, and colors
Exits from the Monthly Data Entry Design Form.
Brings up the Variable Browser window in order to add variables to be displayed in the selected Monthly Data Entry Form. 
When a variable or group of variables are selected, selecting Remove will delete the variables from the selected Monthly Data Entry Form.
Removes all variables from the selected Monthly Data Entry Form.
Used to re-arrange the order of variables (ie the first variable listed will be the 1st data column of the form, 2nd will be 2nd column) of the data entry form. Moves the currently selected variable in the Form List up one slot. 
Used to re-arrange the order of variables (ie the first variable listed will be the 1st data column of the form, 2nd will be 2nd column) of the data entry form. Moves the currently selected variable in the Form List down one slot. 

 

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Created on 10/6/2007 7:29 AM.
Last Modified on 2/4/2015 4:37 PM.
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