MacNail construction software program is now retired--
we replaced it with Goldenseal construction
2000. Goldenseal is an integrated program that handles
simple construction project scheduling, plus accounting, construction
estimating, and project
We retain our older software manuals online, for die-hard users who still
stick with MacNail.
Construction Scheduling Software Terms
Desk Accessory: A handy "mini-program" under
the apple menu.
Desktop: What you see when you first start the computer. The Macintosh uses a "desktop" metaphor, with
file icons standing for each document you work with, and folder icons representing directories, or containers of files.
Dialog box: A small window that allows you to enter information or redirect the program in progress.
Document: Synonym for file.
Drag: Click with the mouse on the object to be dragged. Hold the mouse button down while moving the mouse.
The object will move, following the mouse pointer.
Double-click: Click the mouse button twice in succession, fairly quickly.
Enter Key: Located on the number pad, use to enter numbers or formulas into a cell without changing the active
cell. On a protected document it will move you to the next unprotected cell.
Estimate: A specialized Excel worksheet already assigned to a particular job, used to get a final bid price.
Extracter: The very bottom of the Query Box in the MacNail
project management software. Extractions are displayed below the extracter.
Extracting: An Excel feature that lets you get a list of items that match a particular set of criteria. Used
frequently in the MacNail construction scheduling software.
File: Usually refers to a document in its electronic form. It is represented by an icon on your desktop.
Can refer to applications or any electronic entity other than a folder on your desktop.
File Finder: A Macintosh dialog box displayed after selecting Open or Save As from the File menu (see page
Finder: The Macintosh program that runs the desktop.
Floppy disks: Used to store data. Most floppy disks contain 800K of memory compared to Hard Disks which can
contain several thousand. Floppy disks are less expensive and very portable.
Folder: Icon on the desktop that looks like a file folder and is used to store files and other folders. To
display the contents of a folder double click to open it. It will open into a folder window.
Fonts: Letters on the Macintosh can be displayed and printed in different type faces. Each type face is a
font. Each font has a name such as Geneva or Helvetica.