Figure 1. Enhanced Data Navigator
At the bottom of the four main data entry
areas (Spreadsheet mode), a bar resides across the bottom of the screen,
unless optioned to hide, which allows for advanced navigation abilities.
Called the "Enhanced Data Navigator" or "EDN" for short, this bar has
more functionality than first meets the eye.
The functionality is clearly outlined in the Logbook Pro
Help Documentation, accessed by clicking Help...Contents within Logbook
Pro. Let's review the functionality.
The buttons on the ends are to move to the first and last
record of the displayed data, depending on the sort order specified.
The next button in, allows navigating the spreadsheet data entry area a
"page" at a time, if in fact the number of rows exceeds one page, or
"viewable area" of data. The next (third) button in from the end
is to move one row at a time, forward or backwards. These are the
basic record/row navigation elements, now let's look at some more of the
On the left
section you'll find a plus "+" and minus "-" sign on the button.
The plus sign is to create a new entry, the minus is to delete (upon
confirmation) the currently active row. When adding/editing a row,
the button to the right of the plus sign will show enabled, and when
clicked, will cancel the current entry or edit operation. The next
button over will force a save of the current row. Saving is
automatic in Logbook Pro, however, if you want to force an immediate
save, click this button which looks like the floppy disk and pencil
symbol. As you navigate through rows of your data, the text in the
center portion of the EDN will help identify where you are in your data.
The EDN has the ability to "mark" certain rows in memory
so you can easily navigate back to them at a future time in the current
session of running Logbook Pro. Take for example you are looking
for specific flights with a certain person as a passenger, or comment in
the remarks. Select the row that you want to mark then click the
far right button of the left section, it looks like a thumb tack.
For each row that is "thumb tacked" or "marked," you can easily navigate
back to the marked rows by clicking the button, second from the left in
the right group of buttons. If you have more than one row stored
for marking, you will see a drop down list available to select the
specific marked row to jump to. Pretty slick! To clear the
stored marked rows, click the far left button of the right group, which
is a thumb tack with a line through it.
Did you know there was an advanced search capability in
Logbook Pro? Yes, right on the EDN is a search engine.
Figure 2. EDN Search Engine
Click the binocular button and the dialog as shown above
in Figure 2 will appear. Select the column to search on the lower
right, then set the other options and click the Find Next button on the
upper right of the dialog!
been a brief overview of the powerful Enhanced Data Navigator that rests
quietly at the bottom of all the spreadsheet entry areas (Certificates,
Ratings, History, and Spreadsheet Style Log). Take advantage of
the powerful user-interface and embedded functionality to navigate and
search data within Logbook Pro.