Quick Notes

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Quick Notes

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Quick Notes

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An Operator is frequently required to enter Notes about the Alarm Signals being processed.
To assure consistency, increase accuracy, and reduce the Operator's stress level, these often repeated Notes may be predefined.
Any number of these Quick Notes may be entered.
When Notes are required or recommended during Alarm Processing, the Quick Notes defined here may be selected for instant insertion into the appropriate Notes field.
By Pressing Shift+F2 when the cursor is within a Notes field in the MKMSCS Signal Processing mode, the Operator will be able to Select the appropriate predefined Quick Note from a Drop-Down Selection List.
More than one Quick Note may be inserted in the same Notes field.
Even when one or more Quick Notes are inserted in a Notes field, manually entered Notes may also be added to that Notes field.
These Quick Notes, and any manual additions, are then inserted into the Subscriber's Alarm History for the Alarm Signal or Event currently being processed.


To create Quick Notes, on the Main Menu Select Maintenance, Choose Central Station, then Click Quick Note.


Quick Notes Form


This Quick Notes Form may be Re-sized by Dragging the Top and/or Bottom up or down, and/or the Right side in or out.
Navigation Menu - The Navigation Menu is located at the top of the Quick Notes Form.



This Navigation Menu provides the normal Record Movement, New, Edit, Delete, Cancel, Save, and Refresh options; as well as special Print and Search functions.


Record Editing section - The details of the currently selected record are displayed below the Navigation Menu at the center (Main Body) of the Quick Notes Form.


Table View tab - A tabular (spreadsheet style) Table View of the currently defined Quick Notes is accessible by Clicking the Table View tab at the bottom of the Quick Notes Form.



To display a specific Quick Note record in the Record Editing section, Click on that record within the Table View section, or use the Search Icon (see the "Using the Special Functions" section later in this chapter).
This Table View information may be Pinned in Place by Clicking the Pin Icon on the right.



Quick Notes Form - with Table View tab Pinned Open


You may Un-Pin this Table View by Clicking the Pin Icon again.
Click on any listed record to display that information in the center (Main Body) of the Form.
There are three columns of data in this Quick Notes Record Listing:
1)Note - The text of this Quick Note.
2)Quick Note ID - The record number which identifies this Quick Note.
3)Note Code - An abbreviation for this Quick Note.
Each column's Header Name describes the data contained in that column.
Clicking on a Header Name will set the order in which the Quick Notes will be listed.
Clicking on the same Header Name will set the order in the opposite direction (ascending vs. descending).



The Header Name that is determining the Order of the list will have an Icon indicating the Order displayed next to that Header Name.
To define a Quick Note:
Click the HelpFilesNavigationMenuNewIcon to start the Quick Note entry in the Record Editing section.
Note Code - Enter a short (up to 5 characters) abbreviation for this Quick Note.
oUpper and lower case letters, spaces, numbers and basic punctuation marks are accepted.
Note - Enter the text for this Quick Note.
oThe text may be up to 60 characters in length and contain Upper and lower case letters, numbers, spaces and normal punctuation.
Click the HelpFilesNavigationMenuSaveIcon to record this Quick Note entry.
Repeat this process, as needed, to define each Quick Note.


Using the Special Functions on the Navigation Menu at the top of the Quick Notes Form:
Print - Click the Print Icon to View and/or Print a list of the Quick Notes.



Yes - Click the Yes button to View a copy of the report.


No - Click the No button to open the Windows® Print dialog where a copy of the report may be sent to a selected Printer, or Printed to a File.


Cancel - Click the Cancel button to close this Print question and return to the Form.


Search - Click the Search Icon to open the Search dialog.


Standard Search dialog - used here to locate a Quick Note


See the "Using the Generic Search dialog" section in the Advanced Search Dialog chapter for more information about this Search dialog.