The Customize Keyboard tool allows shortcut key-command to be assigned for use within SOAPware. This can greatly increase productivity by making it faster and easier to access the SOAPware functions. Keyboard commands are user-specific in SOAPware.
Open the Customize Window
Open the Key Command Customization tool by selecting Tools > Customize.
Select the Commands Window
Next, select the Keyboard button.
Customize Keyboard Window
The Customize Keyboard dialog has three main areas which work together in setting-up keyboard commands.
- The top section, Specify a Command, allows for the selection of a command to assign to a key-command shortcut.
- The center section, Specify a Shortcut, presents a list of possible keys and key combinations to allow for selection.
- The bottom section, Description, displays a short explanation of what the selected command does within SOAPware.
Assigning a Keyboard Shortcut to a Command
To assign a key-command shortcut to a SOAPware command:
- Click a Categories list item,
- Click a Commands list item.
NOTE: When browsing commands in the All Commands category, some commands appear to have the same name. If the Description doesn’t help identify the difference between commands, try to find the command in a more specific category.
Specify a Shortcut
Once a command is selected, click the specify a Shortcut drop down list to choose a key-command shortcut.
In the example above, it specifies that Pressing the Insert key causes the SOAP Notes chart section to open.
When Shortcuts are Already Assigned
NOTE: If the selected keyboard shortcut is already assigned to another command, SOAPware warns by displaying a message in the Specify a Shortcut field.
Finally, click the Assign button located at the bottom to assign the selected key-command shortcut to the specified SOAPware command.
Removing a Keyboard Shortcut from a Command
To remove a previously assigned key-command shortcut from a SOAPware command, click the Category list item, then click the command list item, and click the specified Shortcut list item to modify. Once the command is selected, click the Remove button located at the bottom. The shortcut will be removed from the selected command.
Resetting all Keyboard Shortcuts
To reset all keyboard shortcuts to their default commands, Click the Reset All... button located at the bottom. SOAPware asks for confirmation. Click Ok to do so, and all key-command shortcuts will be reset to their defaults.
Saving the Changes
Once finished customizing Key Commands, it is necessary to save the changes manually.
Tools - Options
To do this, go to Tools > Options > Toolbars, and click Save. The user must log out and log back into SOAPware to save the changes.