Function Point WORKBENCH
Get Fast Access to Counts
using Recent Count Shortcuts
Creating a Recent Count
Recent Count Shortcut in the WORKBENCH couldn't be easier.
WORKBENCH, select menu item "File | Browse for Counts ..." to display
the Count List.
on the Count for which you wish to create a shortcut and select context menu
item "Create Count Shortcut".
folder in which to store your shortcut and specify the shortcut's name.
By default, Recent Count Shortcut names begin with the name of the WORKBENCH
database folder followed by the names of the Count's System, Project, Phase
and Scenario. Recent Count Shortcuts have the suffix ".FPWSC".
alternative to creating a Recent Count Shortcut in a Window's folder, you can
also copy the command to open a Count from outside the WORKBENCH to the Windows clipboard for later
inclusion in a document, spreadsheet or database. To do this, in the
Count List right click on the Count you wish to be able to open from
outside the WORKBENCH and select context menu item "Copy Launch Command
Opening a Count using a
Recent Count Shortcut
Count using its Recent Count Shortcut is equally straight-forward.
open the folder where your Recent Count Shortcuts are stored.
on the short cut for the Count you wish to open.
If its not
already running, the WORKBENCH will now start and the Count specified by the
shortcut will be automatically opened. It doesn't matter in which
WORKBENCH database the Count is maintained, the WORKBENCH will automatically
find that database and open the Count for you.
further simplify opening your Counts by including the folder containing your
Recent Count Shortcuts as a Windows taskbar icon. Just click on that
icon to display all your Recent Count Short Cuts.