How To Navigating through OPERA PMS Screens?
While using the Opera PMS / Hotel Software you can navigate with the following keystrokes or by using the mouse.
Tab - The tab key moves the cursor from one field to the next in the search options sequence. Tabbing from a field does not initiate auto-search. You can also click in the field with the mouse.
Shift Tab - The Shift + Tab keys move the cursor backward to the previous field in the search options sequence.
+ and - Buttons - Click the plus box to increase a number value. Click the minus box to decrease a number value.
Check box - Check boxes represent an option that you can turn on or off. When a check box is selected, a check mark appears in the box.
Context Sensitive Help - From any OPERA screen, press F1 to display the help topic for more information about using it.
Double Click - Double click with the mouse on any column in a screen to change the order of the display by that column.
Drop Down Menu (List of Values) - Drop down menus present a list of selections in a drop down menu format. Users can select either one item or multiple items, depending on the drop down menu configuration. Select a value from this list by clicking the drop down box. See Multiple Selection Screen for details.
Mouse and Keyboard - Use the mouse or keyboard to navigate through the OPERA screens. Move anywhere on the screen by pointing and clicking, and tab from field to field.
Radio Button - Radio buttons are used in forms that let an agent select only one alternative from a group. Radio buttons are presented in a list, one of which is selected by default. Clicking a new button clears the previously selected item.
Required Fields - Required fields are displayed with bold black text labels on the screen.
Reset Button - Allows users to reset the form to its initial state.
Right Click Menus - Right - click “context” menus provide support for doing many common tasks. The menu options that are displayed are different in each component. Click inside the component that you want to work with, press the right mouse button, and click any menu option.
Scroll Bar - Scroll bars appear at the right and/or bottom edge of a screen whose contents are not completely visible. Each scroll bar contains two scroll arrows and a scroll box, which enable you to scroll through the contents of the window or list box for further viewing.
Tab Pages - To navigate through tabbed screens in OPERA, you may either use a mouse to select the desired tab or use the function key Alt along with the number that corresponds to the tab you want. For example, in the Rooms Management>Housekeeping screen you would use Alt+1 for the Housekeeping tab, and for the Out of Order/Service tab, you would use Alt+2.
Text Field - Enables users to type text in a form.
Up and Down Arrows - Use the Up and Down arrow keys to move the cursor horizontally or vertically in a grid window whose contents are not completely visible. To select search criteria, use the keys Alt+U and either press the Tabor Enter keys to accept the selection.
Sorting Records in a Grid (Order By) - In all OPERA grid displays, you can sort records by any column heading. To sort records, click the column heading you want to sort by. Right- mouse click on the column heading to display the sort options: Add this item in Order By, Remove this item from Order By, Don’t Order By, and Show existing Order By.
Shortcut keys provide another way to accomplish common tasks and help you work faster. Read more about available Opera PMS Shortcut Keys