Ah, yes! Removing stuff in your way with GoldMine is easy. Let us now remove Tabs from the bottom edge of the GoldMine Contact Record. We’ll start with the ones we don’t use – you know, most of them.
1. Get into Record options via Tools | Options | Record from the top-level menu.
2. Click on the “Tabs” button.
3. From here you can enable/disable any tab and re-position it. I’ve removed all the tabs except for the most vital:
Pro-tip: The “Customize Globally” checkbox works as you imagine it does. But be careful you don’t take away a tab that a user depends on!
One of the most useful things you’ll do with GoldMine is remove parts of it from being in your way. Let’s start with the Toolbar.
1. Activate edit mode by clicking on the “little down arrow” all the way on the right of the toolbar. Then “Add or Remove Buttons”, then “Customize”.
2. Go to the “Commands” tab. What you see here is literally every item from the GoldMine top-level menu. To add an item to the Toolbar, click-drag the item from the right-hand side of the Commands window into the toolbar.
3. When you are in this mode, you can also re-arrange the Toolbar items with a click drag. Removing an item is done by click-dragging it off of the Toolbar.
Pro-tip: For those of you who love to micro-manage your GoldMine interface, right-click on any Toolbar button to bring up all kinds of options:
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Microsoft recently added different calendar views to Teams that really improve the calendar experience. Speaking of Teams Calendars–an out-of-the-box solution for group calendars has been confirmed and is currently in testing! I am hoping that the new calendar views are also hinting toward the group calendar feature rolling out soon. In the meantime, check out the new views for your personal calendar below.
Back in the day people would build their databases using products like Microsoft Access or Filemaker. This evolved. Now software companies like Intuit makes Quickbase and Zoho makes Zoho Creator. These do the same things with one huge difference: they’re in the cloud.
Because Zoho Creator is a cloud based app creator you can build your own systems completely from scratch in a hosted environment that can then be accessed by whoever you want wherever they are and the app can be integrated into other cloud based applications, particularly Zoho applications.
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There are so many different accounting programs that are out there for your small business. How do you sort through them all? It can be incredibly overwhelming to navigate the landscape of bookkeeping tools and choose one that fits best. When I am looking for software, I am looking for something that is easily integrated with programs I am already using, is user friendly, and is designed well. Zoho Books checks off all of those requirements and more.
With out of the box, customization, and web tabs available to you in your Zoho CRM, your company could end up with A LOT of modules on your account. This can be overwhelming for some of your employees that don’t need access to every single module you’ve created. Also, what if you are storing some sensitive information in some modules that not every employee needs access too? Zoho CRM has an answer for all of these problems!