First Steps

The BeeCollect Toolbox has a clear, well-organised user interface. Similar functions can always be used in the same way. If possible, standards you already know from Microsoft Windows programs are used throughot the software. You will feel at home quite qickly here.

When you start the BeeCollect Toolbox, the program always displays the welcome page first. There you will find up-to-date news and helpful tips on how to use the software. How you can make your own steps with the BeeCollect Toolbox from there, is described in the following sections of this page.

Opening and closing modules

To switch between different program areas

The individual functions of the BeeCollect Toolbox are arranged in modules. These can be accessed via a menu, which can be opened using the button on the far right of the toolbar at the top of the window.

All open modules are shown as tabs. To switch between open modules is possible by performing the following steps:

  • Click the corresponding tab

Or

  • Press the key combination <ALT> -1 ... <ALT> -5, with the number representing the respective tab 

A maximum of five modules can be opened at the same time, the opening of further modules leads to the automatic closing of the first open module.

Modules are closed manually either via the button Close in the tab of the respective register tab or via the key combination <Ctrl> - <F4>.

Using input fields and controls

To enter data and change settings

The following input and display fields are used in the BeeCollect Toolbox:

Text fields for free text input

Here, text can be inserted via the keyboard or the Windows clipboard. There are generally no entry rules to be observed.

Text fields with a predefined selection list

These fields work like normal text fields, but they have a list of frequently used terms for easier entry.

Drop-down-fields

These fields only allow for terms which can be found in the stored selection list. A free text input is not possible here.

Lists

These fields are only used to display or select data, a direct text input is not possible here. Many lists can be sorted by clicking on the respective column header.

Sometimes one or more entries in a list can be selected via a checkbox. This selection can be done manually by clicking on the checkbox, but at the right bottom of the list, there are always buttons to select or deselect all entries in the list.

Radio-Buttons

These controls only allow to select from an available group of options. One option is always preselected. You can change this pre-selection by simply clicking another option.

Performing actions

This is how the program behaves when performing change actions

Change actions are usually initiated via an appropriately marked button. It is good to know that pressing the switch alone does not execute the selected action. Before the execution it is always asked for confirmation via a corresponding dialog window.