General Notes Section
Applicability: Cranium, Synapse
The General Notes section is part of almost every chapter
found in MKS documents. You can enter any text within the
section's field. Typically these notes describe details
about the current entity that are not captured in the chapter's
Example: Edit the general notes of an estimation technique entity
Open a knowledge base document. (Open a "working" document or
create a copy of a document
(see here) if
you are just experimenting with
Change to the Techniques chapter. Scroll to the General
Notes Section (typically located near the bottom of the
chapter's data pane).
Click the left mouse button on the section's edit field.
The General Notes edit dialog is activated.
Enter any text value. Clicking the right mouse button on the dialog's
edit control displays the commands menu enabling you to copy text,
paste text and insert symbols. (See documentation on the
Symbol Dialog for
Pressing the Date button will enter the current date and
time into the edit control. Pressing the Phrase button
will enter the currently stored phrase into the edit
control. Pressing the Set button enables you to change
this stored phrase. (See the
documentation for more details.)
Finally press the Save button to store the entered value
into the current document.
Tip: Entity notes are accessible
Notes entered into the General Notes field are available at
various locations throughout Cranium and Synapse.
Example: Display the general notes associated with an estimation
Open a knowledge base document. (Any knowledge base will do.)
Change to the Techniques chapter.
Activate the Go To Dialog by selecting the Go To command from
the Navigation menu or by pressing cntrl-g.
The Go To Technique dialog is activated.
Select an estimation technique from the entities list. Press the Notes
button. The Entity Notes dialog is activated.