References to keys on your keyboard are placed inside square brackets.
For example: [F1] means press the “Function” key labelled “F1”. [Shift F1] means hold down the “Shift” key and then press “F1”.
Keyboard shortcuts are shown with their corresponding menu
- Press the function keys at the top of the keyboard for shortcuts [F1] to [F12].
Common shortcuts include:
- Press [F1] to access Help
- Press [F2] to search for a patient
- Press [Esc] to close the current screen aborting changing
- Press [F12] to save changes and exit.
Moving between objects on the screen
To move between tabs, buttons, lists, tick boxes or panes:
- Use the shortcut keys (see above) if you see a shortcut label.
- Press the [Tab] key to move from one object on the screen to the next
- Press [Shift Tab] to move backwards
- Move the mouse cursor over the object and click the left mouse button.
- To activate buttons, click on them with the left mouse button, or press [Enter] after moving to the button.
- To activate controls such as links (underlined text), click on the link with the left mouse button.
- To activate other controls such as items in a list box , highlight the item then press [Enter] or double click on the item.
You can select menu items with the mouse or the listed short cuts.
Many objects display a menu when you click on them with the right mouse button. These menus relates specifically to the item under the cursor (they are context sensitive).
Note: The tool bar buttons across the top of the screen are global (not related to a currently selected patient) . You will be prompted to select the patient as required. (On many screens, you will be able to open other functions related to the currently selected patient directly).