How to setup your tab pages

 

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The H2OS main screen uses a "tabbed pages" interface to store and display additional information about the current customer, such as photos, maps, job site data, etc. Tab pages are also used for "mini-applications", such as address checking, that enhance and extend H2OS features

 

 

H2OS is shipped with a collection of tab pages distributed into 3 pagesets, admin (ADM), database (DAT) and H2OS (H2O), as shown in this screen shot.  3 chr abbreviations are used to provide room for more pageset names in the space available. Hover your mouse over one of these names for more information about the pageset.

 

 

 

 

Tab pages are grouped into "pagesets", each containing one or more tab pages.  In the screenshot below, 3 pagesets are visible. There can be as few as 1 pageset, or as many as 10.

 

You can pick and choose pages into pagesets (or not to be displayed at all) using the Tab Page Distributor

 

In this screen shot, the current pageframe has 3 pagesets (ADM, DAT and H2O). The H2O pageset is the current pageset (it's highlighted with bold characters and it's pages appear on your screen). The other pagesets names are visible on the screen and can be clicked to bring their pages to the front.

 

 

Using the tab page distributor

 

To change the arrangement of tab pages among pagesets, bring up the Tab Paqe Distributor by right click in the tab names area at the top of the pages (of any pageset) and select "Customize tab pages", as shown here:

 

 

 

 

The Tab Page Distributor screen will now appear. It contains the names of all available pages in the 1st (leftmost) column, and columns for each of the currently defined pagesets.

 

 

 

 

Pagesets are shown with their full names here, ADM is Admin, and so forth. The abbreviation used is always the 1st 3 characters of the full name.

 

To add a page to a particular pageset, click the blank cell in the column that intersects the pageset name and the page_name for the page you wish to appear in that pageset. When you click this cell, the page name will appear in it. Conversely, to remove a page from a pageset, click the cell in the column that intersects the pageset name and page_name, and in this case the name of the page will disappear from the cell.

 

Thus pages will appear in pagesets if their names are shown in the correct intersecting cell of this grid.

 

When you are done, click SAVE CHANGES. Then, to view your changes, click among the pageset names on the main screen (giving the system a chance to refresh itself).

 

Click CLOSE to cancel your changes.

 

Notes:

 

1. Our testing shows that 3 tiers of tab pages per pageset is optimal. When we added a 4th tier (with approx 18 pages already in the pageset), the fitting (resizing) of the pageframe and pages within it is adversely affected, i.e. tab pages intended for the bottom of the page are truncated off the page and thus not accessible.

 

2. When you click SAVE CHANGES on the Tab Pages Distributor screen, the system will automatically create a backup of LMPAGES before the changes are applied. The backup is named LMPAGES_ARCHIVE_n.DBF (where 'n' is a unique number) and it is stored in the designated archives folder (per the BACKUP sessions controls page). This serves as a 'safety valve' should anything go wrong with changes made to the tab pages configuration.