|Spike Computerised Booking & Billing System: Implementation & Operation Manual|
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One of the fundamental techniques that the Spike software constantly utilises, is that of Double Clicking. As a general principle, if you wish to edit some information, Double Clicking on it will bring forward the update or edit window.
There are numerous parts of this program where this is possible, but you will use it most often by:
Double Clicking on the name of something eg. service's name, child's name, account, charge type and allowable absence names, to bring forward the edit screen for that name.
Double Clicking on a card, to bring forward an edit screen for the details on that card.
N.B. Sometimes both of the previous methods will bring forward the same edit screen.
Double Clicking between two parallel lines (or Railway Lines) with information written in it to either bring forward the edit screen for the information written, or to take you to a more detailed screen where repeating the Double Clicking process will then bring forward the edit screen.
Double Clicking on a blank Railway Line to bring forward a new window.
Other methods will be explained further along in this manual.
If you find using the mouse uncomfortable, you may feel an improvement if you change the dominant mouse button. This is particularly important if you are left handed. Check the manual of your particular operating system (e.g. Windows 95, Windows NT, Windows 98 or Windows XP) probably under mouse or mouse button to find out how to do this.
Steps to: - Open Up an Object
Point the cursor at the object that you wish to work with.
Click the left-hand mouse button twice, in quick succession (Double Click).
You may need to practice this a few times to get the feel of it.
If it doesn't work, then either you haven't clicked the mouse button quickly enough, or this object doesn't have an edit or update screen.