Miscellaneous Tips & Tricks
with the right button on the active window or on the black background space to
see the applicable menu.
and collection preferences
can configure the visibility of the available collections and other functions
appearing as icons in the tool bar. You can also set the preferred view (tag map
or table) for each collection at collection level or category level. To do that,
use the Toolbar
And Collections Preferences Window
accessible through the
in the tool bar or call the appropriate command under 'preferences' in the main
activate tables, maps and most functions by typing the respective hot key
indicated (within brackets) in context menus or in pushbutton captions.
Example 1: to exit from this panel you can click on the exit button or press the
Example 2: to quit the program you can press the Ctrl+Q keys, or press the ESC
key when no windows are open except the background one.
list of available hot keys under the "Help / Hot keys" command in the
main context menu or in this guide at:
Hot keys generally applicable
Hot keys applicable to the active table
Hot keys applicable to the active tag map
of ESC key
the ESC key to abort edit or insert operations or to close the active window
when no edit or insert operations are in progress.
the "global search" function as a quick way to find records. It can be
called by clicking on the
in the toolbar or by pressing the F4 key. See also Record
Search and Filtering.
dialing of telephone numbers
have a modem, APO can autodial telephone numbers. You have first to store the
number to auto dial in an item's content, preceded by "DIAL=" or
"dial=" (example: DIAL=0,1234566 where ',' is a pause). Then, every
time you want to launch auto dialing, select the relevant item in a table or tag
map or tree map, and then "run" it by double clicking on it or by
means of the appropriate command in the context menu. Then follow the
instructions displayed on the popup window that will appear. There is no need to
select the port where the modem is connected. APO will scan all communication
ports looking for a modem and will use the first port where it receives a valid
response from a modem.
& drop of items in tag maps, tables and the calendar
tag maps can be dragged and dropped within the same map or between maps.
rows can be dragged and dropped by pressing the shift key while using the mouse.
also drag and drop items within the Calendar window or between the Calendar and
of width and visibility of table columns
table columns may be adjusted, and columns can be hidden, by dragging the column
and Pasting Text
copy and paste text in all text boxes in different ways:
context menu (right mouse button) where you will find the 'copy' and 'paste'
to copy, CTRL-V to paste
· Typing Shift-INS
and manipulating pictures in many comfortable ways
the image viewing functions of APO you can watch and manipulates pictures in a
many comfortable ways. The following are just a few examples of what you can do:
Open a picture by clicking
on the file name (this will call APO and show the picture in the window
into Image (Non Full Screen, Framed) Window
without opening the APO main window or the image viewer panel. For this, you
must first have associated the extensions of the picture files (.jpg, .gif.,
.bmp) with APO using the Windows explorer file types settings
Open pictures with automatic
adaptation of the resolution to the screen size
While watching a picture,
create a slide show with all the pictures existing in the same folder or folder
tree as the opened picture
Crop / frame /
resize pictures during slide shows without leaving the show and with
auto-refresh of the altered pictures (see Image
cropping, framing, resizing and saving in JPEG format)
Save pictures in JPEG format
choosing to preserve the original image resolution or the resolution resulting
from adaptation to screen size