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OST - 01.06 Working with OST - the Main Toolbar

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The Main Toolbar provides application functions such as opening databases, printing, copy/pasting and deleting.  This toolbar also provides access to the Bid's Cover Sheet, the Send function, and the Bid View drop down which allows you to quickly change between a Base Bid and Alternates/Changes Orders.

By default, this toolbar is docked near the top of the application.

Button Icon Function What it does/What it means... Keyboard Shortcut
New Creates a new Bid, condition or Master Table entry depending on current focus <Insert> key
Open Accesses the Open Databases dialog box to manage databases <Ctrl> + <O>
Print Prints whatever currently has focus <Ctrl> + <P>
Print Preview Previews whatever has focus before sending to printer <Alt> + <F>, <V> <Ctrl> + <P> on the Image Tab only
Cut Removes selection to the clipboard <Ctrl> + <X>
Copy Copies selection to the clipboard <Ctrl> + <C>
Paste Pastes previously cut/copied selection from the clipboard to the current focus <Ctrl> + <V>
Duplicate Duplicates the currently selected item, Bid, condition, etc. <Ctrl> + D>
Delete Deletes whatever currently has focus <Delete> key
UnDo Undoes the last action <Ctrl> + < Z>
ReDo Reverses the last UnDo action <Ctrl> + < Shift> + <D>
Cover Sheet Opens the Cover Sheet for the selected project
Send Allows user to send the project to another user
Bid View Allows estimator to quickly switch between Base and Child Bids on the Image, Takeoff, and Worksheet Tabs. Synchronized with the Bid View tab in the Conditions window on the Image Tab.

There are numerous toolbars used for drawing takeoff and annotation, adjusting your images and takeoff, and for adding and adjusting Overlays, see Related Articles for details.

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