How to ‘read’ this manual

In Windows programs buttons on the screen and buttons on the keyboard can be used. To distinguish the different between these two types of buttons, this manual refer to buttons used in Windows-related software as buttons, and buttons on the keyboard as keys.

The buttons on the screen are written between two straight brackets. The OK button is displayed like this: [OK].

When this manual refer to keys on the keyboard, these are shown between so-called ‘less than’ and ‘greater than’ symbols. The Enter key is shown as: <Enter>.

Used terms
Using a computer that has Microsoft Windows as its operating system means that you have to become familiar with certain terms and use of language. This next section contains an overview of some of these terms.

When the manual talks about Windows, this manual referring to the computer’s operating system. Depending on this system, this might be Microsoft Windows 7, 8 or Microsoft Windows 10.

Menu options:
Windows makes use of menu structures. A path through a number of menus is indicated by means of arrows. The example below means that we have gone from the main menu Home, then to the submenu Basic information and then to the submenu Countries. 

Home -> Basic information -> Countries.

In the description of a function, the manual can show a link to a related page in the manual. The related page can be opened by clicking on the blue-colored, underlinded word, e.g.  Products.

On several pages print screens are added to clarify the description of the function. The print screens are made with a Dutch version of Microsoft Access, whereby automatically same words are displayed in Dutch. A word like (Nieuw) will be displayed in an English version of Access as (New).

On top of a page a 'Breadcrumb'- line is visible. A “breadcrumb” (or “breadcrumb trail”) is a type of secondary navigation scheme that reveals the user’s location in this website. It offers the  users of this site a way to trace the path back to their original landing point.