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7.1.7 Production Date

7.1.7 Production Date

Postby Rich » Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:09 am

We just updated to 7.1.7 yesterday. The way the Production date is entered now is driving me insane. Use to enter the month, hit tab, enter the day, hit tab, enter the year. Now it seems I have to high light each. PLEASE tell me I am missing something. I know it only takes me 10 extra seconds to do it, but it's nuts.
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Re: 7.1.7 Production Date

Postby timbre4 » Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:18 am

Rich wrote:We just updated to 7.1.7 yesterday. The way the Production date is entered now is driving me insane. Use to enter the month, hit tab, enter the day, hit tab, enter the year. Now it seems I have to highlight each. PLEASE tell me I am missing something. I know it only takes me 10 extra seconds to do it, but it's nuts.


TIP: Alt + down arrow then right arrow - type as usual.
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Re: 7.1.7 Production Date

Postby Silky7 » Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:45 am

Rich,

If you're referring to the Manufacture Date field on the vehicle screen, you can also use the period or slash itself to advance from M/D/YY.
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Re: 7.1.7 Production Date

Postby Rich » Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:49 am

Ummmmm, that doesn't help. You looking at 7.1.7?
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Re: 7.1.7 Production Date

Postby Silky7 » Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:53 am

:D Yes, looking at 7.1.7. Though I'm not sure we're talking about the same field. :oops:
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Re: 7.1.7 Production Date

Postby Rich » Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:55 am

Silky7 wrote:Rich,

If you're referring to the Manufacture Date field on the vehicle screen, you can also use the period or slash itself to advance from M/D/YY.


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Perfect, thanks. That is it.
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Re: 7.1.7 Production Date

Postby ricmorin » Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:49 am

I'm a mouse guy. I click on the month field and with my left hand type the data, then click on the next and type with my left, rinse and repeat. Goes pretty quick for me that way. Inspection date the same.

I agree the new format is clunky. We used to be able to tab over and the WHOLE date would be highlighted. This is more work for sure.
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Re: 7.1.7 Production Date

Postby Silky7 » Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:58 am

I had you figured for a 10 key guy all the way. I personally can't type numbers using the top keyboard row. :oops:
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Re: 7.1.7 Production Date

Postby brianp87 » Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:05 am

I also noticed on some vehicles it is jumbled when printed on the tech sheet
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Re: 7.1.7 Production Date

Postby Silky7 » Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:06 am

Brian,

Could you please post a screenshot of what you're referring to?
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Re: 7.1.7 Production Date

Postby ricmorin » Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:44 am

Silky7 wrote:I had you figured for a 10 key guy all the way. I personally can't type numbers using the top keyboard row. :oops:

Same here. I need the little square keypad .

Way back in the 5.9 days, I was doing service writing. Being a mouse guy, I installed a little keypad to the LEFT of my main keyboard so I could click and enter numbers more efficiently. I loved that setup. I might have to go back to it if you keep messing with these fields! :evil:

I think my mouse love stems from all those Apple computers I once owned.
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Re: 7.1.7 Production Date

Postby brianp87 » Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:13 am

Here they are
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Re: 7.1.7 Production Date

Postby brianp87 » Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:16 am

Here
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Re: 7.1.7 Production Date

Postby Silky7 » Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:36 am

Thanks for posting, we'll look into this.
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Re: 7.1.7 Production Date

Postby Johnny5 » Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:37 am

Brian,

It is a template problem, I found the exact same version of template you have - it's broken. If anyone sees their tech worksheet displaying the same behavior with dates, update to this version: http://www.m1faqs.com/fix/SE/TechWorksheets.exe

Instructions to update using above.

Close Manager
Download and run this file. Do the same at each workstation. Restart Manager. Patch takes literally seconds to run.

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Re: 7.1.7 Production Date

Postby Rich » Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:01 am

Ric, quit being so cheap. I have purchase both of the key boards that I use here. Cost about $20.00, wireless and a mouse. Want me to buy you one??
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Re: 7.1.7 Production Date

Postby ricmorin » Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:17 am

Rich wrote:Ric, quit being so cheap. I have purchase both of the key boards that I use here. Cost about $20.00, wireless and a mouse. Want me to buy you one??

haha...nope. I still have my little keypad.
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Re: 7.1.7 Production Date

Postby brianp87 » Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:01 pm

I updated it on both computers and so far so good. Thank you so much.
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Re: 7.1.7 Production Date

Postby John C. » Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:08 pm

I do inspection and production dates, all mouse. Click the down arrow, click month/year, click right or left arrow (depending on what you're putting in) to the desired year, click the desired month, click the desired day. Sounds like a bit, but it goes really fast, and your left hand is free to eat Doritos, the entire time.
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