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Keypad, Keyboard, and Hexpad Windows

You see a keypad (Figure 12), keyboard, (Figure 13), or hexpad window when a procedure requires you to enter numeric or alphanumeric data. The title bar on these windows contains the same title as the procedure window.

The following function and cursor control keys are on each type of keyboard or keypad:

OK
Removes the keyboard or keypad window and displays the new value that you entered in the procedure window-selectable field item that called it.
Clear
Clears the input from the entry field if you make a mistake, and allows you to start over.
Cancel
Cancels any entries you have made and removes the window.
Help
Displays a help window that describes how the keyboard window works.
Insert
Acts as a toggle switch between Insert and Overwrite modes. Either the word "Insert", or "Overwrite" appears at the right side of the entry field.

In Insert mode, characters you select are inserted at the cursor position, moving any existing characters to the right. In Overwrite mode, characters you select are "typed" at the cursor position directly over existing characters.

Delete
Erases an existing character at the cursor position.
Home
Moves the cursor to the beginning (the left side) of the entry field.
End
Moves the cursor to the end (right side) of the entry field.
Left
Moves the cursor one character space to the left.
Right
Moves the cursor one character space to the right.
Backspace
Erases an existing character to the left of the cursor.
Caps
(Alphanumeric Keyboard Only) Acts as a switch to change keyboard entries from lowercase to uppercase, or uppercase to lowercase.
Shift
(Alphanumeric Keyboard Only) Affects only the next character you enter by changing the case (upper or lower) set by the "Caps" key to the opposite case.
Lock
(Alphanumeric Keyboard Only) Acts as a switch between locked and unlocked mode for uppercase characters, which is set by the "Caps" key.
Figure 12. Numeric Keypad Window
This is an image that illustrates the numeric keypad window
Figure 13. Alphanumeric Keyboard Window
This is an image that illustrates the alphanumeric keyboard window.