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You can access most of the information stored in HeadMaster via information grids, also called List Views.

Information grids have two primary purposes:

  • They enable you to find and select specific records.
  • They allow you to view commonly used information without loading individual records.

Grids can be customized to display the fields or columns that you want to see. For example, by default, the Assignments grid displays the following default columns: Name, Class Section, Period, Date Assigned, and Date Due. However, Mrs. Smith would like to also view the assignment type, such as “homework” or “test” as well as the description of the assignment. She can add these columns to her grid and save the custom view.

 To customize a grid view
  1. With your cursor in the grid, right-click your mouse.
  2. On the right-click menu, click Customize. The Customize Grid menu displays the available column names.
  3. Select the field names you want to add to the grid, and click OK.

    Useful Information

    You can click and drag the field name to the place on the grid where you want it displayed.

 To remove a column from the grid
  1. With your cursor in the grid, right-click your mouse.
  2. On the right-click menu, click Customize. The Customize Grid menu displays the available column names.
  3. Select the field names you want to remove from the grid, and click OK.

Useful Information

To resize the column, place the cursor on the line between two fields. Click and drag the border to the desired width. To automatically adjust the width to fit the data in the column, place the cursor on the line between two fields and double-click the mouse.

 To save your customized grid view
  1. On the toolbar, click Save Current View.
  2. In the Save View dialog box, enter the name of your view. For example, enter "My View."
  3. Click OK.


You can also customize the grid colors.

 To customize grid colors
  1. On the Home screen, click Options.
  2. In the options list, click Custom Colors.
  3. Select a pre-made color scheme from the drop-down list, or select your own colors from the sample grid.
  4. Click Close.


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