Using Drop Downs
Drop downs work in a variety of fashions depending on the data being entered. As you become more familiar with the system you will get more used to them.
- Some of the drop downs (e.g. Time Datum and Review Status) require the user to expand them using the "down arrow" and select their choice using the mouse.
- Those with smaller domains (e.g. Sample Type and Community) often step trough the list of available options based on the first character of the entry. Once it is highlighted, then the user can usually tab to the next field without using the mouse.
- Those with larger domains (e.g. Common Name in fish entry) will usually rely on a "starts with" or "contains" search to limit the domain of option to choose from and will require use of the mouse to select the chosen option