The main window is made of three areas:
- The commands and menu bar.
- A data manipulation (input/output) area. Input fields and Infos
flags are available for data creation and modifications. The
<Country> and <Profession> labels can be modified by the
user via Parameters.
- A filter and selection area.
On the command bar you will find several buttons that allow you to:
The Menu bar gives you access to the Files manipulations, Parameters,
Options and the Actions detailed as in the Command bar.
- create a new member entry .
- modify the selected member data .
- delete the selected member data .
- save new/modified/deleted data . This must be
performed after each data modification.
- cancel the present activity
- launch a search by keyword dialog window .
- open a member history file .
- create a filtered by categories and Info flags listing
- edit the selected member address in the GPE editor.
- launch the Mailing printer
- create a member card .
- import a portrait
- Send emails .
- Direct access to a member folder.
- Exit the program .
No deep explanation of all these buttons is here required,
plenty of information and warning dialog windows are displayed for most
When the user feels secure enough with the program he can disable those
infos via the options menu.
Here follows some important features descriptions of the
In the selection area, filters criteria (Categories)
can be created via the parameters menu. 64 categories can be declared,
the length of each shouldn't exceed 24 characters.
The way you choose criteria s is completely free. The filter
process will display all members whose 'Category'
will match the clicked category button label.
A 4 info flag toggle buttons set is also
available in the data display area. Here also, you can modify each info
label as you like in order to fit your own management design.
Those categories and flags have impacts on mailing, emailing, listing and export
A 'Boolean' operations on the flags status are available from the menu and are
taken in account while filtering data.
Each member you will enter in your database will receive an ID
number. Four different formats are available and selectable via the
- A free string
- The index value
- The date + a free string
- The date+ the index
Please keep the proposed birth data format as suggested, not doing
have nasty impact on the member card design.
Via the menu you can start a search process within all the
History files database using the powerful GNU Grep facility. Results
are displayed by GPE.
Archives facilities are available from the Files menu.
You can create or retrieve pieces of archives.
Import and Export of data is provided via the
Files Menu. It works with simple CSV type spreadsheet file and the
separation symbol must be a ' ; ' .
Data must be placed in the same order then the one of the window fields
masks. If you use an automatic ID format (2-4) this value shouldn't be
Four Templates for filling up forms with data from a
member can be setup from the Parameters menu and invoked from the Files
Please remember the printing concepts for this feature.
: some keyboard shortcuts are available.