Maintain Site and Location Abbreviations
You can maintain your abbreviations to by clicking on the "Maintain Loc and Site Abbreviations" option from the "Maintainance Menu" will bring up the screen shown below.
Click on the column headers to sort the list in descending alphabetical or numerical order, click the column header again to sort in ascending order.
Why use Site and Location Abbreviations?
You can reduce the amount of text you enter on the PAT machine in the Location field. Rather than entering "Main Reception Area", you can enter an abbreviation MREP for exmaple. SimplyPats will then replace the abbreviations for the Full Location. To make this feature easy to use, you can set up your own abbreviations for ones that you can remember easily when testing.
To use your Site and Location Abbreviations click on the "Replace Loc And Site Abbreviations" option from the "Tools Menu"
Using More than One Abbreviation In a Site or Location Description
In SimplyPats Version 6.0.3 or above you can now use multiple abbreviations in a Site or Location and all will be replaced. For example if tiy enter KIT OFF in your PAT tester's Location field, when replacing Site And Location abbreviations this would be replaced as KITCHEN OFFICE.
Saves the changes that you have made and closes the Maintain Site and Location Abbreviations screen.
Abandons any changes you have made and closes the Maintain Site and Location Abbreviations screen.
Click New and a new line will appear, you can now enter your own abbreviation. Make sure you complete both the Abbreviation and the Full Site/Location text. You can enter up to 2000 abbreviations and full descriptions in the list.
Click on delete and the currently highlighted item will be deleted. Note you won't be prompted before the deletion happens.
Find allows you to find a specific Abbreviation or Full Description. See Also Find In Grid
You may wish to print out your abbreviation list to take with you when you are out testing. This serves as a quick "lookup guide" and ensures that you always use the same abbreviation for each Site or Location. See Also Print Preview
The abbreviation list is printed in the order it is sorted on screen, so click on the column headers to sort the list to the desired setting prior to printing.
The abbreviations are stored in a plain text file SimplyPats Locations Abbreviations.ini stored in the C:\Program Files\SimplyPats 6\ folder which can be edited with a word processing program or text editor if you desire. Make sure you dont add quotes " to any words or abbreviations, or you may find you have problems when editing the abbreviations again.
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(This Topic Last updated 30/12/2010)