Keyboard references

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”.

Shortcuts 1

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).