To write changes to the database, select the SAVE icon.
Clicking on the SAVE toolbar button, near the top of the
Collect! screen, will save any changes and return you
directly back to the form you are saving.
If changes were made, Collect! starts a database
transaction and writes the changed record to the
If no changes have been made to the current record, this
function does nothing.
Changes are saved automatically by Collect!, so
don't worry about having to select the save button all the time.
This function exists as a security blanket. It's also useful
if you make a change to a record, and plan on staying on
the record for a while. Then, saving your changes makes
sense in case of power failure or other disaster.
After, you SAVE, you can press the ESC key knowing that
your information is saved. This will close the dialog you are
viewing. If you select the X icon at the top right corner the dialog,
it will close the form you are looking at. If you have not saved
your changes, Collect! will prompt you to do so.
Another way to save your work is to press ALT F or click
on FILE from the top menu bar. A drop-down menu will
display. Press S or select SAVE from the drop-down
menu and you will be returned back to the dialog you
Then you can press the ESC key or the F8
function key to exit the form.
Pressing the F8 key saves and closes in one keystroke.
Now you have learned many ways to save whatever you
may have changed on ANY dialog that you happen to