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Help - Making entries - Tips and tricks
The entries interface can be modified to imporove the ease of viewing and the speed of entering data.
If you have a lot of entries, the width of individual entries can become so small that it become hard to tell what they are, like the image below. Hiding entries and the "single day view" can solve this problem.
Using single day view
Single day view expands a single day to take up the entire width of the screen, as shown below.
To use single day mode, click on the "view" menu and select "single day mode". Single day mode will be activated, with the current date displayed. To change dates, select the double arrow buttons near the view button to go forward or backward. Click on the "Home" buttom to return to the current day.
Categoties of entries can be hidden to reduce the number of entries appearing on a given day. By deafult, all categories of entries are shown. To select a category to hide, click on the orange category name at the top of the page.
The category name will turn blue, and all entries of that category will disappear. To show these entries again, click the blue category name again. The entries will reappear.
Improving speed of entry
If you do many of the same activities each day, the cut, copy, and paste and the "copy entire day" features can relieve you from having to reenter the same activities multiple times.
Using cut, copy, and paste
Cut, copy, and paste work the same way in lifecentral as they do in any word processing program. To cut or copy an entry, right click on the entry and select the appropriate action.
The entry will become highlighted with a black border to signify that it is being either cut or copied
To paste, right click an empty area of the calendar and select "Paste". The new entry will appear with the same length as the original entry. Use standard methods to resize and move the new entry.
Revealing an entry's value and other attributes
To reveal an entry's value, hover the mouse pointer over the entry for 2 seconds. A black tooltip that contains the entry's value will appear. For both valued and non-valued entries, the name of the entry and its duration (if variable-length) will be displayed. Hovering the mouse pointer can provide a quick reference when many entries are compressed into one time period.
Using copy entire day
Copy entire day does exactly as its name describes. The feature copies every entry from one day, including time and length, to another day. "Copy entire day" will not remove enties from the day to which items are copied; rather, it only adds the entries to the entries already in that day.
To use this feature, select "copy entire day" from the edit menu.
A dialog box will appear asking for the "copy from" and "copy to" date. Enter the date by either typing the date in the text boxes or by clicking in the text boxes and using the calendar interface that appears. Select "OK" when complete.Back to index