Choosing a Value from a List
When you display a list of values, you may notice that some list windows display one column of information while others display more. All list windows, however, provide a descriptive heading at the top of each column. Below each heading is a list of choices.
To choose a value from a list:
1. Choose List of Values... from the Edit menu to display a list similar to the one shown in Figure 1 - 42.
Figure 1 - 42.
2. You can reduce the length of a list using one of two methods:
- Without clicking in the Find field, type the first character(s) of a value to autoreduce the list to just those values in the first column that match the characters you enter. Press [Backspace] to undo an autoreduction. If you autoreduce the list to a single value, the list window closes and inserts the final value in the current field.
- Search for a value in the first column of a list by clicking in the Find field and then entering search criteria in the Find field and choosing the Find button. If the search finds a single value, the list window closes and inserts the value in the field. If the search finds several values, you can perform a more specific search or use one of the methods described in step 3 to choose a specific value from the reduced list.
3. You can also choose a value directly from the list using one of three methods:
- Use your mouse to scroll through the list and double-click on a value to choose it.
- Use your mouse to scroll through the list and single-click on a value and then press OK to choose it.
- Move your cursor into the list window and press [Up Arrow] or [Down Arrow] to select a value, and press [Return] to choose the selected value.
4. Once you choose a value, the list window closes and inserts the value into the current field.
5. If you want to close a list window without choosing a value, choose Cancel.