The Menus

Please see the Important note below regarding standard Windows dialog boxes.

Image shows the main Duxbury screen displaying available menus

DBT's Menu Bar follows Windows conventions, and displays eight options, each of which, when selected, brings up a further menu.

Note that each menu option name contains an underlined letter which indicates a Keyboard Shortcut. You can therefore access any of the MENUS shown here, from almost any point within DBT by holding down the (Left) ALT key and pressing the appropriate letter. For example, ALT + f will bring up the File Menu.

If your menus are not underlined as shown above, click here for an explanation of how to make them appear - click the back button to return to this topic.

You may make a selection from the Table of Contents on the left, or from the links below. (The links below also quote the Shortcut letter)

File (or f)

Edit (or e)

View (or v)

Layout (or l as in lima)

Table (or t)

Document (or d)

Global (or g)

Help (or h)

As you progress through the menus, you may notice that some items are grayed out and inactive. There is logic behind this. For example, unless you have a file open the Edit menu is not available. This is a common feature in many computer applications.

Important Note:

In many instances, DBT uses a standard Windows dialog box for such functions as, File, Open, Save, etc. The benefit is that such dialogs work in much the same way in the vast majority of applications on your system.

Many of these dialogs can be customized by the user, and you may therefore find that your system does not display a dialog exactly as shown in these Help files. Additionally, the appearance may also vary depending on which operating system version you are using. Nevertheless, you will find these dialogs do function as intended.