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As your system grows, G-E stores massive amounts of data. Many of the software's functions start with finding specific data which you want to see, edit, print etc.

To find data, G-E uses what we refer to as "Search Lists". A search list is a scrolling list of entries sorted by a selected search method. If the number of entries in the search list exceeds the number of entries displayed in the list, a vertical scroll bar is present on the right side of the list. The scroll bar can be used to scroll the list by clicking on the top and bottom arrow heads or dragging the center block with the mouse. (Click on the block and hold the mouse control down while moving the mouse up or down).

Down the left side of the list are the "
Search by" options. These options vary depending on the information you have asked for. Changing the options here change the way the list is sorted. The "Default Option" is set to be the most likely search method you will use to find an entry in a list. eg. If you are searching for a client, the default will be "Last Name". If you are searching for a vehicle, the default will be "Rego".

At the top of the search list is a field "
Type Initial Letters to Search". This field is used to enter your search text. If you are looking for a client and the search method is set to "Last Name", start typing the client's last name in the field. As you type, G-E searches for the match. When the match is visible, click on the entry to "Highlight" it. The search text must reflect the "Search by" method selected. (Rego numbers for "Rego", first names for "First Name" etc.)

The dark highlight bar can be moved by clicking an entry with the mouse or pressing the
Up and Down arrow keys. The Page Up and Page Down keys will scroll the list one page at a time. Press the End key to move instantly to the end of the list. Press the Home key to move instantly to the beginning of the list.

The highlighted entry is the "entry of focus". Clicking
Ok, double clicking the entry or pressing the Enter key will select and present the highlighted entry in the function that is calling it.

Certain dialogues have several fields which need to be filled. eg. When entering a client into the system, you have several fields of information which need to be filled. To move about the fields, several methods can be used: Click any field with the mouse. Press the
Tab key to move the cursor to the next field. Press the Shift + Tab keys together to reverse the cursor movement. Use "Hotkey" selection.

Fields and buttons (controls) are labelled. In the label name, one character is underlined. The underlined character is the "
Hotkey" character. Hold the Alt key down and type the hotkey character. (Alt+Hotkey). In the case of a "text field", the cursor will move to the field corresponding to the hotkey selection as if you clicked on the field with the mouse. In the case of a "button" or control, the control will be activated as if you clicked it with the mouse.  

Click on the
Cancel control (Button) or press the Esc key to abort actions without saving data.

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