Fun Features

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: FUN FEATURES


Question: Can I access Banner from home?
Answer: Yes. One of the nice features of Banner being web-based is you will be able to log into Banner from any computer connected to the internet. However, the machine that you access Banner from must have the Java plug-in installed. If you are trying to access Banner from a machine outside of your home, you may or may not have the ability to install this plug-in based on the security set on the machine.


Question: How do I add a Personal Link to the Banner Main Menu?
Answer: You can now add up to six Personal links to the Banner Main Menu by using the GUAUPRF form (General User Preferences Maintenance). To add or change Personal Links: 1. At the Main Menu, click File> Preferences (from the pull-down menu bar) or type GUAUPRF in the Go To box and press the Enter key. 2. Select the 'My Links' tab. 3. Enter the friendly name for the link you want to add in the User Value field of the block that says "Your personal link description" (max. 90 characters). 4. Enter the corresponding URL (actual web address) or Banner form name in the User Value field of the block that says "Your personal link URL". This block will be located directly beneath the description block. 5. Click the Save icon (or press F10) to save your changes.


Question: How do I change the color settings in Banner?
Answer: You can change the color settings for the canvas (white space) of all forms, record highlighting, scroll and separator bars, and more. Use the GUAUPRF form (General User Preferences Maintenance) to do this. To change the color of an item:

1. At the Main Menu, click File> Preferences (from the pull-down menu bar) or type GUAUPRF in the Go To box and press the Enter key.
2. Make sure the Display Options tab is selected.
3. Use the User Interface Color Settings part of the screen to make your changes.
4. For the item you want to change, click the drop-down list in the User Value field. This will bring you to a color selection screen. You can choose a color from the pre-defined Swatches palette, or create your own shade by using HSB (Hue Saturation Brightness) or RGB (Red Green Blue) values.
5. Click on OK.
6. Click the Save icon (or press F10) to save your changes.
Note: To set the color back to the default, simply delete the value from the User Value field and Save.