This dialogue allows you to add or modify entry information in the database. Context help is available to you by either pressing F1 when the control has focus, or by using the question mark icon at the top right corner of the dialogue.
The screenshot above might not reflect the one you are viewing. The first edit prompt changes according to what information is being added or modified. The second prompt is only visible if you are adding a new public talk category or adding/modifying a congregation speaker. The last check option is also only visible when adding/modifying a congregation speaker.
The first prompt attempts to be intelligent as you type in text. If you are entering a number, then only numbers will be accepted. Otherwise, if you are entering text, under certain circumstances, characters will be forced to uppercase. This is done so that consistency can be maintained as you enter new information. This is when letters will be forced to uppercase:
The first character in the string.
After a hyphen ( - )
After a forward slash ( / )
After an apostrophe ( ' )
After a space character
After "Mc" (for traditional Scottish names)
"Mac" (which usually DOESN'T take uppercase after it) will NOT force uppercase, unlike "Mc".
As mentioned before, this prompt is only visible when you are adding a new public talk category or adding/modifying congregation speakers. If it is a public talk category, all text is forced to uppercase and you are limited to 2 characters. Otherwise, it behaves like any standard edit control.
The check option is only visible when adding/modifying congregation speaker's. If you are putting in speaker information relating to your own local congregation, then set the option to indicate if the speaker is available for away talk assignments. This setting has no effect for any other speakers.
The OK button is disabled until valid text has been entered in each control. This ensures that only valid data gets added into the database.