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Top 7 TurboCoder Tips


1.   Simple searching


Type "neop" into the Search box on the toolbar (search default is lead terms). The pull down will list lead terms starting with neop. If searching for "neoplasm neoplastic", click on that term in the list that's generated to take you to the Neoplasm table in ICD-10-AM.

Scroll down to see the Smart Table Headings retained at the top of the screen for easy identification of the table information. More powerful search info in Help/Contents.




2.   Adjust the font size

Set the type size for comfortable viewing by clicking once in the active Window's pane, and holding down the Control Key and scrolling the mouse wheel to adjust the font size.



3.   Customise your view

Customise the TurboCoder window size to suit your needs by simply dragging the view boundary lines. View one, two or four coding resources at the same time by choosing a MultiView content screen. Simply click the window icon on the Toolbar (fourth from left). Note the colour coding of yellow for Diseases Index, red for Diseases Tabular, green for ACHI Index, blue for ACHI Tabular and purple for the Australian Coding Standards etc.




4.   Quickly access your most-used references

Your TurboCoder has been configured with default books Pinned in the MultiView content screen. Click on the blue pin icon on the toolbar (fifth from left) to remove the default pinning, and click on the pin icon again to customise. You can always restore the default pinning by going to the Window/Reset Pinning tab.



5.   Easy Copy and Paste

Copy and Paste or Drag and Drop without fuss! Simply select text with your mouse, hold the left mouse button, and drag and drop the selected text in Word, email, etc., with all formatting retained.




6.   Navigation tree

Click the Tree Pruning button on the Toolbar (third from left) to manage the navigation tree by truncating or expanding the drill down menu. The pruned tree indicates truncation so that you can clearly see lead term and various levels of indentation. The Ellipsis (...) with a number indicates previous levels rolled-up - click to expand. The Tree Pruning can be further customised by selecting Pruning options under View on the toolbar.

The Green dots with a number indicate search results - clicking on the green dot will take you to the first hit for your Search under that heading.




7.   Drag-on Icon    

The Drag-on icon floats on top of your desktop to give you instant TurboCoder access and Search. Re-position the Drag-on by left clicking on it and dragging to where you want it.

The Drag-on remains on screen after you close the main window by default, but it can be resized, closed or the default changed by a right clicking and selecting your choice. See menu lists below.

Activate fast searches by clicking and dragging words directly onto the Drag-on. The TurboCoder will open, the Words will automatically appear in the Search box with the search results displayed.



Other TurboCoder Productivity Tips

  1. Searching
  2. Searching the Indexes - Lead Terms
  3. Searching using 'codes' or 'standard numbers' filters
  4. Using TurboCoder Notes
  5. Sharing Personal (yellow) Notes
  6. MultiView - Customising the TurboCoder display
  7. MultiView Window Pinning - Customising the TurboCoder display
  8. TurboCoder Notes and Pads
  9. The TurboCoder Dragon
  10. Drag and Drop
  11. Navigation (Tree Table of Contents) and Coding Pathways
  12. TurboCoder Updates
  13. Advanced Searching
  14. Building a Knowledge Base with Notes
  15. TurboCoder Multi-User Network Technology
  16. TurboCoder Links and Shortcuts
  17. Copy, paste and print - working with other applications

More tips are on the way ...