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
Most of the terms in this glossary apply to our older Excel-based construction
Project Scheduling Software Terms
Master Index: A "chart of accounts" that lists
project codes and names (among other things) for the MacNail construction scheduling software.
Megabyte: 1,000 Kilobytes.
Menu Bar: At the top of the Macintosh screen.
MultiFinder: Type of Finder that allows more than one application to be open at one time. Generally only
runs well on machine with greater than one megabyte of RAM.
Query Box: A part of each MacNail Accounting worksheet that lets you find information about specific items
in the worksheet.
PERT Chart: A chart showing the relationship between different project tasks, using boxes for tasks, and
lines for time dependencies.
RAM: The memory in your computer (Random Access Memory) that is used for the system and currently running
Reminder Master: A file where reminders are stored for each potential MacNail scheduling item.
ROM: The memory hardwired into your computer (Read-Only Memory). It is what makes the Macintosh "operating system" work.
Row: One line of cells running across the document. See also column.
Select: To select a cell on a MacNail
project management software worksheet, click the mouse on it. To select more than one cell, click
at one corner of the range you would like to select, then drag the mouse across to the opposite corner.
Scroll bar: A sliding navigation bar that lets you move different sections of a document into view. A part
of some dialog box lists.
Spreadsheet: We will sometimes use the term spreadsheet interchangeably with "worksheet".
System: The program that makes the Macintosh work.
Template: A worksheet that has already been set up for some specialized task in the MacNail construction
Window: When you open any program (or double click on a disk or folder icon to open it) it is displayed within
a window. Windows use the metaphor of pieces of paper on your desk (see Desktop).
Worksheet: Excel creates three different kinds of documents: worksheets, macros, and charts. Each one has
a different icon.
Zoom Box: You can open any of the windows to full screen size by clicking in the zoom box (to the right of
the window title). Click a second time in the zoom box to return it to its original size.