Advancing Through Time.
The individual Commands, associated Tools and Hot-Keys are shown below together with relevant notes and explanations where appropriate.
Advances the program one time-period, during which the program
Same as above except that the program advances to either the next medium-term break-point or until an open trading order is filled, or until an automatic order generated by the program to reduce leverage due to accumulating losses is filled (whichever occurs first).
If Every is selected, all charts are updated as each period is computed when the program is advanced using the command.
Updating speed is (marginally) increased by selecting At End. This can have the undesirable effect of causing the screen to "flash" as it updates after all computations are complete.
Controls chart display updating when "5 or Fill" is selected:
If the option is ON: After executing any command the program activates the Menu, and highlights either the or the command, whichever was most recently selected. This enables the trader to continue advancing in increments of either 1 or five periods by hitting Enter and gives easy access to all other Menus and Commands using the left / right arrows (to move between Menus) and up / down arrows (to select individual commands). This is the easiest key-board mode for users not yet fully familiar with the program.
If the option is "OFF" : The menu-bar is not activated by the program after command execution. This allows the user to trigger all the commonly-used commands with a single Hot-Key. Selecting from the Menu displays a full list of all tools and Hot-Keys associated with each menu. Experienced users will find that using the Hot-Keys is the quickest and easiest way to work the program. Alternatively the menus can be activated by pressing the "Alt" key followed by the underlined letter in the desired menu-name, then the underlined letter in the list of commands below the menu-name (or by using the arrow-keys).
Closes the program and restores the user's previous Excel Display etc. options.
User decides whether to save changes to program options and / or the current trading situation for subsequent resumption.