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  • tabs in control panel have disappeared

    The tab with letters is gone along with one or two others and I have a lot of letters that I am trying to find.

    I see the following:
    Tables/Sets Layouts Operations Codes

    and that is it.

    Thanks for looking - any ideas how to get them back are appreciated???

  • #2
    Re: tabs in control panel have disappeared


    In the control panel right click on one of the tabs that are open.

    A dropdown will come up with the all the tabs list, just click on the one that you want to be added.

    Tom Baker


    • #3
      Re: tabs in control panel have disappeared

      Thank you. There is a problem in that they are grayed out so they won't open. Any ideas?


      • #4
        Re: tabs in control panel have disappeared


        Unselect "Layouts" then all tab should be active.

        Coffee tastes better if the latrines are dug downstream from an encampment.
        - US Army Field Regulations, 1861


        • #5
          Re: tabs in control panel have disappeared

          If you were my girlfriend or a pretty girl I would kiss you but in lieu of that thank you so much.
          I was freaked out on this one.


          • #6
            Re: tabs in control panel have disappeared

            "Disappearing tabs" is an entry in the Frequently Asked Questions section of the Help file. Lots of folks have been stumped by this one.


            • #7
              Re: tabs in control panel have disappeared

              Lots of folks have been stumped by this one.
              Mostly because no one ever reads the FAQ? Or gives the Documentation home page a quick overview to see what might be there?
              There can be only one.


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                • #9
                  Re: tabs in control panel have disappeared

                  Mostly because no one ever reads the FAQ? Or gives the Documentation home page a quick overview to see what might be there?
                  :o Guilty as well--did actually read all the FAQ later on but was into Alpha over a year before doing that time it didn't really help much. I think it was a matter mainly of not knowing what was in or even where the help file was---I was using tutorials mostly to learn and bypassed the help back then.

                  As is said generally....if only I knew then what I know now, most things would have been so much easier! (still considering a "class for dummies" as the learning curve is getting steeper all the time for new users).
                  It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know.
                  It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
                  Henry David Thoreau


                  • #10
                    Re: tabs in control panel have disappeared

                    Thanks for comm. It is hard to not want the shortcut and so in this I plead guilty.

                    Thanks for answers.