Enter Quantities with the Working Total

Use the following functions to use the working total to enter quantities in the NotePad:

  • Copy the sum of NotePad items to the working total

  • Add the working total to a NotePad item

  • Subtract the working total from a NotePad item

  • Replace the quantity of a NotePad item with the working total

Click Sum on the speedbar to total quantities in the NotePad and copy that sum to the working total. If you only select one item to sum into the working total, the quantity of the item replaces the current working total.

Use Add on the speedbar to add the current working total quantity to the quantity in the selected item of the NotePad. The units in the working total are not copied down to the unit column in the NotePad.

Use Subtract on the speedbar to subtract the current working total quantity from the quantity in the selected item of the NotePad. The units in the working total are not copied down to the unit column in the NotePad.

Use Replace on the speedbar to replace the quantity of an item with the current working total. This feature also copies the unit associated with the working total to the NotePad item. If there is currently a quantity entered for the item, this feature overwrites the quantity with the one in the working total. Also note that Replace only works with NotePad items which contain existing data.

To open a job in the Manage Estimates screen, click Estimating > Estimating > Manage Estimates in the All Tasks pane. Then select the job you want to open, and click OK.