Please ignore any reference to a telephone number or address for CharterHouse.  Instead, contact Tamlin Software Developers

CHANGES, UPDATES, ETC.


Thank you for purchasing CharterHouse / Levinson Lyon Software.  The following describes some of the changes, updates, omissions, Etc. that are not documented elsewhere.

CharterHouse has a web site.  For program updates (fixes) and other information visit
     http://www.chsoft.com
Context-sensitive Help is available.  Press <F10> while your cursor is in the field for which you need assistance.
A new menu is available from the Master Menu which is accessed by typing the <Ctrl> and <U> keys simultaneously.  This menu facilitates troubleshooting and error correction.
  • MANUAL VIEWER
  • You can view on the screen the user manual for any of the basic applications (Guide to Operations, Master Menu, A/R, Billing and Inventory Control, Accounts Payable and General Ledger.  To view any manual, simply proceed to the menu for the application whose manual you wish to view.  Once in the application menu, instead of entering a menu selection number, enter the letter Z and press <Enter>.  You will be asked for a program name to run.  Enter the name MMVIEW and press <Enter>.  You will then be allowed to scroll through the manual text on the screen using various scrolling control keys (see page 80 in the Jumpstart Manual).
    The HotKey program (CINQ.EXE) supplied with your system is automatically installed when you install the Levinson Lyon Software.  It is configured so that no matter which application you are processing at the time, simply pressing the <Ctrl> <Alt> and <H> keys simultaneously will pop up a window that will allow you to query basic information about a CUSTOMER, INVENTORY ITEM or VENDOR.  Once you're in the pop-up window, simply enter the key (or name in the case of Customer or Vendor) and the data record will be instantly displayed.  You can also use the <F3> and <F4> keys to "browse" backward or forward through the file.

    HotKey can even work from other applications.  To do this, you have to know how to change the LYON.BAT file that is created during installation of Levinson Lyon (using EDIT or any other text editor).  Simply remove the CINQ /U command from LYON.BAT and the program will remain resident.  By doing so, you can now pop up the HotKey window from almost any application (the DOS prompt, your word processor, database, spreadsheet, Etc.).

    For complete information on the installation and use of the HotKey module, print the HotKey Manual from the Special Menu option of the Levinson Lyon Master Menu.

    The Bank Reconciliation feature (with its associated reports, Etc.) was updated just prior to press time.  To print the manual supplement for Bank Reconciliation, simply make the selection to print the Bank     Reconciliation Manual from the Special Menu option of the Levinson Lyon Master Menu.
    Novell and compatible users should refer to the Appendix at the end of the Jumpstart Manual for special network implementation procedures.  There is also a Microsoft Word document NOVELL.DOC which you should read.  This HTML version is not as pretty.
    You can print FAQs, suggestions, help, Etc., from the SPECIAL MENU option of the Master Menu.  MMFAQ.TXT is Required Reading!
    The <F9> Search key provides additional help in searching on maintenance records you have previously set up, such as customers, vendors, inventory items, revenue account, Etc.

    When the <F9> Search key is pressed, a LIST BOX will be displayed containing the data records relative to the cursor position.  You may search by:
              1. Using the up and down arrow keys or
              2. Typing a brief description of the item.

    When the item you are searching for is highlighted, you can select it by pressing <Enter>.

    In addition, during some of the data entry/maintenance procedures, you may also add, change, and delete records, such as customers, vendors, inventory items, and revenue accounts, while the LIST BOX is displayed.

    <Alt> <C>:  When the <F9> Search key has been pressed and the
                   appropiate field has been highlighted, <Alt> <C> allows
                   you to change records on-th-fly.  (This function is active
                   for vendor, inventory, customer and revenue account records
                   during some data entry/maintenance programs.)
    <Alt> <D>:  When the <F9> Search key has been pressed and the
                   appropiate field has been highlighted, <Alt> <D> allows
                   you to delete records on-th-fly.  (This function is active
                   for vendor, inventory, customer and revenue account records
                   during some data entry/maintenance programs.)
    <Ins>:    When the <F9> Search key has been pressed and the
                   appropiate field has been highlighted, <Ins> allows
                   you to add a new record on-th-fly.  (This function is active
                   for vendor, inventory, customer and revenue account records
                   during some data entry/maintenance programs.)

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