File properties. I’ve been singing their praises ever since I was a little Engineering Data Specialist Man. A few days ago when I was visiting a customer I noticed they were still using this interface to populate their file properties:
I asked if they were still rubbing two sticks together to make fire. That interface is so last year, yet after taking an informal survey I learned many are still using it! Do yourself a favor and look up the “Property Tab Builder” in the help file. It will help you build an interface that looks something like this:
Much nicer?! Checkboxes, radio buttons, drop lists all to make this boring data entry easier. It’s very easy to set up, you certainly will get a ROI after using it a few times. To help get you started, the file I used to create this custom tab is located here.