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QB 4.99 - 01.00 What Have You Gotten Yourself Into? An Introduction to Quick Bid

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Getting Started

Before diving into using Quick Bid, it is important to be familiar with the program. Investing a few minutes to learn about the application increases efficiency and ensures understanding of how to use the program to Bid the most projects in the least amount of time!  The following video provides you with the very basics of Quick Bid. Before bidding, you please review Sections 1 and 2 of this User Guide so you can setup the program to maximize efficiency. 

Quick Tips

Tool Tips - If you are unsure what a button does, hover the mouse pointer over the button and a Tool Tip appears. A tool tip is a brief description of the button or function.

Status Bar - If the program seems like it is processing information try looking at the Status Bar. The Status Bar is located at the very bottom of the Program Window and displays information about what Quick Bid is doing internally. It also contains the current date, and, if the database is set to require a login and password, the current user's name.

Context Menus - Right-click on most objects and within most windows to view a Context (or Pop-Up) Menu (for example, right-click on the Bids Tab to see a list of common functions such as Creating New Bids, Duplicating, and Deleting Bids).

Expand/Collapse - Expand any folder, Condition Type or other heading by clicking on the [] plus sign next to it; Collapse heading by clicking the [ ] minus sign next to it.

Basics - there are several articles that follow that discuss shortcuts, searching, filtering, and general 'How to get around' Quick Bid - please take a few minutes to review these to save yourself a lot of time down the road.

Confirmation Prompts

There are many confirmation dialogs that Quick Bid uses to verify different actions (such as copying/pasting Bids or deleting something from the Master lists). If you have turned off a confirmation (or all confirmations), these dialogs are suppressed. To turn confirmations back on, click Tools > Options and on the General tab, place a checkmark in 'Turn on All Confirmations.

If you've been using the program for some time, it is a good idea to turn back on all Confirmations after upgrading from an older version. There are changes that may only be visible if Confirmations are shown. You can always turn off individual Confirmations again.

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