Contacts Tool

Introduction

This is a web application designed to store contact information in a secure and convenient manner. Records are password protected and stored on a secure web server. Why should you use this application to store your contacts? In a word - convenience. As long as you have access to the internet, you can see your contacts or add info at any time. You don't have to tote around a Palm Pilot or deal with the confusion of having contact info at the office and having seperate info at home. You can use the same list at both locations and never worry about losing it. This makes a great companion to the Calendar Tool.


Create an Account

The first time you use the program you will need to create a user name and password. These are not case-sensitive. User Name / Password requirements are: 8 characters or less, A-Z / 0-9 only. Enter a user name and password then click the Add User button to create your account. The red login status will indicate whether the account was successfully created. If you lose your user name or password, request help using the e-mail at the bottom of this page.


Log In

Enter your user name and password then click Log In. The red login status will indicate that you are logged in. Click the Search button located at the top of the screen to view all records.


Adding Records

You may click the Add button to add a new record. A new record is created in the first row of the datagrid which is now highlighted in green. Working from left to right enter data in the fields using the tab key or mouse to move between fields. When you are finished, click the Update button located on the right side of the datagrid. Click the Cancel button to cancel adding a record. Use the scrollbars in your web brower to help navigate as you look at the datagrid.


Updating Records

Click the Edit button to modify an existing record. The record is now highlighted in green. Modify the record, then click the Update button located on the right side of the datagrid.


Deleting Records

Click the Delete button located on the right side of the datagrid to delete an existing record.


Selecting Records

Click the Select button located on the left side of the datagrid to highlight a record. This allows you to more easily keep track of a record as you scroll the datagrid.


Sorting Records

Click on a column header to sort the records by the selected column in ascending order. Click on the same column header again to sort by the same column in descending order.


Searching Records

Click a search category in the category dropdown list located at the top of the screen. Type your search text in the search field located immediately to the right of the category dropdown list. Hit the Enter key or click the Search button to search for the selection.


Printing Records

The is best done using the Mozilla Firefox web browser. Go to File--> Page Setup and set the scale to 50%. Under print options, set the print mode to landscape. If you are using Internet Explorer, you can do screen captures by pressing the ALT + Print Screen keys together. Open Microsoft Paint and press CTRL + V to paste the screen. Configure the print settings accordingly. A third option is to go to your computer's screen settings and set your display for the largest possible screen setting. When you open the web browser, it will now show the entire contents of the datagrid.


When You're Done

Be sure to click the Log Out button.


Calendar Tool

Introduction

The calendar tool allows you to easily browse and schedule events on a monthly calendar. Add events or simply browse your upcoming activities. This makes a great companion to the Contacts Tool.


Create an Account and Log In

Folow the same procedure as described above in the Contacts Tool section.


Change Months

Click on the arrows located in the upper right and upper left corners of the calendar to view the next month or previous month. Notice that the current day is highlighted in orange.


Select a Day

Click on the day number in the calendar to select a day which will become highlighted in yellow. If there is an event entry for this date, it is now shown in the Event Edit Textbox in the upper center screen. Notice that the Event Edit Textbox is also highlighted in yellow. The Update / Yearly / Delete Functions are now enabled.


Update / Yearly / Delete Functions

To add or update an event once only for the selected date, edit the event in the Event Edit Textbox then click the Update button to apply the edit. You may also apply a highlight color to the event by selecting a color from the highlight color dropdown list in the upper left corner. To apply the update on the same day each year for ten years, click the Yearly button instead. Click the Delete button if you would like to remove the event. Click OK to confirm that you want to delete the event. Each event entry is limited to 100 characters.


Printing

Simply use your browser's print function to print each page in landscape mode.


When You're Done

Be sure to click the Log Out button.


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