click anywhere on the Main Menu page to change the colour
of the "G-E Automotive Systems" text.
a part entry in the work order parts list by clicking on
it to highlight it. Place the mouse pointer on another item
in the list. Hold the Ctrl key and click the left mouse
button. The selected part item is moved to the line above
the selected position.
can add your own photographs to the Graphics Library by
saving the photos to the C:\GEAuto directory. G-E will automtically
add them to the library. Ensure the photo files have practical
names. Windows 9x will only display images of .bmp
anywhere in any of G-E's text editors and press Ctrl+S
to activate the spell checker with more options than double
clicking on an incorrectly spelt word.
text you enter can be copied by clicking and dragging the
text with the mouse to select it. Press the Ctrl+C keys
together to copy the selected text. (Ctrl+X to cut the text). Place
the mouse pointer in a different field or area and click
the position. Press the Ctrl+V keys together to paste the
selected text in the position. Complete invoice texts can
be copied this way and pasted into a new work order. Alternatively,
right click on the selected text and select "Copy"
from the context menu. Right click and select "Paste"
from the context menu to insert the copied text at the cursor
an ' * ' (Shift+8) in a search field before the search text
to find the search text you enter anywhere in the code.
Eg. A part code may be "OIL 15W40". The search
text " *15w " will scroll the list to the first
part which contains " 15w " anywhere
in the code. F12 will scroll to the next occurence.
Conversion Table is capable of running as a separate application. Select Utilities > Conversion Table. Click anywhere on
the screen outside the table dialogue. The Conversion Table
shrinks to the taskbar and is available at any time.
the Conversion Table, the Bookings function can also run
independently of G-E's main interface. Select Vehicle >
Bookings then click anywhere outside the Bookings dialogue
to shrink it to the taskbar. Be aware however, when running
the Bookings function independently of the main interface,
the Bookings screen is not "redrawn" unless closed
and opened again. If you are using G-E on a network and
more than one computer is used to take bookings, a change
in the Bookings dialogue on one computer will not show on
another unless the Bookings screen is closed and reopened
so the Booking data can be updated.
envelopes. Many printers require you insert envelopes "vertically"
into the printer. To have G-E print correctly to envelopes
inserted in this manner, ensure the paper type in your printer
properties is set to Envelope DL. If your printer requires
this setup, then switching the settings each time you wish
to print an envelope is a pain. Try this. Install another
copy of your printer using the "Add Printer" wizard
in Windows. Rename the printer to something like "Envelope".
Set the printer settings for this printer as required to
print envelopes correctly. Save the printer settings. Open the Utilities menu in G-E
and select "Envelope Setup". Set the default envelope
printer to the new printer driver you just installed and
named "Envelope". Now, when you wish to print
an envelope, just remove the paper from the printer, insert
the envelopes and print. Works a treat!
and again you buy a second hand part or some obscure part
you are never likely to sell again. To prevent the need
to store these parts in the system, add a part to the system
using a simple character as the code. I use the " .
" (dot). Save the part to the system. When you sell
a second hand or obscure part, call the " . "
part into the workorder. Enter the quantity you are selling.
Now select the part in the workorder parts list & select
"Edit Current Part", alternatively, double click
on the entry in the list. Fill in the description and price
fields etc of the dialogue and click Ok. Job done.
The Part History function can be used to show all parts
you have sold under the " . " code.