USING THE MOUSE

Drag and Drop

Shifting graphical objects around the schedule can be done by dragging them around with the mouse (press left hand button to pick up, release to drop)

Example: Create an event, move it, extend it.

See Shifting

Right click

The right hand button on the mouse is exclusively used to display context sensitive pop-up menus.

It can be used on:

  • objects (an event or resource),
  • an empty zone on the schedule,
  • the header of a date column.

See Pop-up menu

Left click

The left hand button on the mouse is used for all other functions:

  • Selecting an object,
  • Validating an action,
  • Running a functionality,
  • Moving a graphical element.

Furthermore, VISUAL PLANNING documentation uses the term “click” , without further information, for the description of a “left click”.

See Selection

Double click

The double click is used to give rapid access to certain functionalities.

The majority of the time there is a contextual pop-up menu available for this function.

Note

One exception to this rule: there is no alternative to a double click on the title bar of the Schedule view.

Keyboard-mouse combinations

  • Ctrl + left click: select multiple objects of the same type (resources, events, items in a list, etc.),
  • Shift + left click: select a range or a rectangular zone from a previously selected object (this selection is propagated horizontally, vertically or at an angle, if involving events),
  • Shift + drag an event: duplicates an event and drop the copy as required on the schedule; the initial event remains in its original position,
  • Alt + drag one event onto another: do not move the event, rather create a link between the original event and the event identified by releasing the mouse button,
  • Ctrl + Drag/Drop a resource onto an event, based upon the hierarchy of events: either assign the resource to the event, or replace the resources assigned with a selected resource, or even create a subsidiary event,
  • Ctrl + C: Copy a selection,
  • Ctrl + X: Cut a selection,
  • Ctrl + V: Paste a selection,
  • Ctrl + A: Select all events or resources on the display,
  • Ctrl + E: Open the properties of the selected resources or events,
  • Ctrl + R: Open the edit window to add a new resource,
  • Shift + Del: Delete a selection without a warning message,
  • Shift + Insert: Paste a selection into a drop-down list,
  • Ctrl + Space on a text section: Used to display the list of existing values for the section,
  • Two, slow, left clicks on a section of text, multi-line, Boolean, numerical, date/time, barcode, password: used to directly modify the value of a section,
  • Alt + Right and Alt + Left or Alt + Scroll wheel on a Schedule view header: modifies the width of columns in the display, without modifying the time scale,
  • Ctrl + Scroll wheel on a Schedule View header: modify the time scale of the display,
  • F5: Refreshes the display,
  • Left and right hand keyboard arrows: Scroll through the schedules and resources to the left or right,
  • Ctrl + Drag and Drop a resource onto the schedule for another resource: copy and paste all events from the first resource onto the schedule for the second,
  • Ctrl + S: Save current favorite display,
  • Ctrl + Shift + S: Save a new favorite display.
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