To start the application, you have several options.
Mouse click on the Start Button, then go to Programs, to BWCi
or Vetsone. Click on AHMS or QuickVet.
Mouse click on the Start Button, and then click on AHMS or
QuickVet at the top of the list.
Double-click on the AHMS or QuickVet
icon on the desktop.
When you start the application, the database engine will load and
you will see the Welcome screen.
This screen allows you to enter a user-name and password to
determine authorization and access to the application modules. This module will
allow you to assign user-names, passwords, and authority levels to all users.
You must use the name and Password allocated to you.
Instructions for All Modules
Familiarize yourself with the menu structure and the layout of
QuickVet. If you do not recognize a term used, go to the glossary to learn more.
Remember, this is the interface to your business data. The more you learn how to
use it, the better you will be at using your data, and improving your business.
Generally, you will follow the procedure described below.
1. Go to the Menu Bar, and select the area (selections
on the Menu Bar) that you want to enter.
2. Mouse-click on that selection, and a drop-down menu
will appear to give you more selections in the section of interest. Some
selections on the drop-down menu will have a right-carat (4 ), indicating
more selections if you mouse-click on that menu item.
3. Mouse-click on the selection that is of interest,
and a form will appear.
4. The form will show the initial data relevant to the
area of interest, and a series of buttons.
5. Placing the mouse on a button (do not mouse-click),
a description of its function will appear in the message bar.
6. Perusing the buttons, mouse-click the button on the
function you wish to perform.
7. Another form will appear for you to review or edit
information. Tab through all fields that are relevant, and then press the OK
or CLOSE button when completed.
8. The system will then lead you through the procedure
you wish to perform.
Since this application is a database management system, it
automatically saves the changes and data you input once a record has been
posted. Unlike a word processing program (like MS Word) where you have to
continually save your work, the system will post the changes you made
automatically when you leave a record. You just need to put the system in
the Edit mode before making a change. All forms that allow data entry will
have a EDIT/ENDEDIT button, which you push if you are not in the edit mode.
How do you know whether you re in the Edit mode? On the message bar, you ll
see the word EDIT if you are in the Edit mode. If you try changing data
without being in the edit mode, a message will appear in the message bar.
Yellow Fields: Double-clicking on the yellow field of the
desired record will take you to the form that you would most likely want to
view/edit more information about that record.
Teal Fields: Typically date fields, mouse-click on this field
and a calendar will appear to help you find a specific date.
White Fields: Fields where you can enter information,
relevant to the field. Most short fields are automatically formatted, so
just try typing the information, and see the auto-formatting in action.
Gray Fields: Read - Only Fields. Just for viewing.
Use the TAB key to advance through the fields.
Use the ENTER key to select the highlighted entry in a
When you are done with any form, mouse-click on the button on
the lower , right side of the form. It will either be a CLOSE button or an
OK button. If it is an OK button, this signifies that this form is linked to
the previous form, and by pressing OK, you have enter all information
requested, and are returning to the initial form.
Use the mouse to do almost anything. The left mouse button is
used to mouse-click. Don t forget about the right mouse button, which will
allow you to cut, copy & paste information.