Minkowsky Documentation

Viewing and Modifying Addresses

This is the dialog to view or modify existing addresses and to create new ones ( which is basically a modification of an newly created address). Hence, this dialog has to modes:

  • The view mode: In this mode you can read the values of the address, but not modify them. However, memos can be read and written.
    This mode is the default on opening an existing address
  • The modify mode In this mode you can read and modify the address. And of course you can read and write memos. This mode is default on creation of new addresses

You can switch between this modes with the Modify/Accept Modifications button.

This dialog is divided in three sections:

  1. On the left the address itself
  2. On the left the Memo pad
  3. At the bottom the a button box with some extra functionality

The Address Display

Unfortunately, an address contains more information than Minkowsky can display in a single window. Hence the address display has five page. However the most important information, name, company and permissions are always visible,

The five pages of the address display in detail:

  • The Address page: You can add up to to (business) addresses here. Additionally you have a copy of the main phone number and the mail e-mail address.
  • The Communication page contains up to four phone numbers, a fax number, e-mail addresses and the URL of the companies Web-page.
  • The Bank page contains information after the bank account(s) of the contact and the companies tax number.
  • The Misc page contain everything that doesn't fit everywhere else:: Description and future (unformatted) informations
  • The private page contain all data associated with a private or personal contact, e.g. the home address etc.

Access permissions

There are four levels of access permissions on addresses.

  • Full Access : Reading writing and deleted addresses is allowed
  • Read only + Write Memos:Addresses may only be read but user may create and modify memos
  • Read only:Addresses may only be read
  • No Access:Applies to users to which non of the other levels are granted

To each of the first three levels

  • a group,
  • the public (all users are member of the public ;-) )
  • or the modifying user

is aaigned. If a user is members of groups on different levels the highest permission applies. If a user is not member in any of the three groups, the user has no access to the address.

If the users who created the address is defined on all three levels this address is effectively private. (However, Administrator of group All may access anyways).

Note: With smaller screen sizes the Access permission block might be collapsed to a single line. This line contains the groups assigned to three first three levels of access permissions separated by slashes. To modify them use the button on the right of this line.

The Buttons Box

  • Cancel Cancels the dialog without saving any unsaved modification. However, modification already send to the server remain. Please note is you add a note to freshly created address this address is save automatically on the server. Hence in this case the address will be in the address book even if you press Cancel
  • Delete Deletes the display address.
  • Assign to a folder The current address will be shifted into a address folder
  • Modify / Accept Modifications Switches between view mode and modify mode. On switching into view mode all modifications are save to the server and can't be undo using the Cancel button.
  • Close / Accept Closes this dialog. In modify mode the open modification are save to the server first.

Ruediger Goetz
Last modified: Sat May 25 18:50:08 CEST 2002