The Menus

The DBT Menu Bar follows the Windows system conventions and displays a line of main menus, each of which brings up a menu of related functions.

Image shows the main Duxbury screen displaying available menus

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

Note: Use of Standard Dialogs

In many instances, Duxbury programs use a standard Windows dialog box for such functions as File Open and File Save. The benefit is that these dialogs work in much the same way in the vast majority of applications on your system. You may find that your own system does not display a dialog exactly as shown in these Help topics. The appearance may vary depending on which version of the operating system you are running. Additionally, these dialogs are subject to any customization you, yourself, may have done. Nevertheless, you will typically find these dialogs familiar and easy to understand.

Keyboard Access to Menus

Note that each menu name can display an underlined letter which indicates a Keyboard Shortcut. If the program is the active window, you can access any of the menus shown here from almost any point by holding down the (Left) Alt key and pressing the appropriate letter. For example, Alt + f brings up the File Menu.

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

To learn more about the functions in each menu, you may pick from the Table of Contents on the left or click one of the links below. (The links also note the keyboard shortcut.)

File (or Alt + f)

Edit (or Alt + e)

View (or Alt + v)

Layout (or Alt + L)

Table (or Alt + t)

Document (or Alt + d)

Global (or Alt + g)

Help (or Alt + h)