*A CT3 User Tip*

Speedware provides some shortcuts for entering some widely used
dates. These shortcuts take the form of brief formulas that
immediately convert to regular calendar dates in input screens. A
simple example is "by", which means "beginning of
year". So if you are setting up a contract with an effective
date of January 1, 1999, entering "by" will fill in
"01011999" automatically (our date editing will show this as
"01/01/1999"). Or, if you are not sure about today's
date, just type in "bd".

Assuming that today is August 30, 1999, the following formulas will
produce these results:

bd
08/30/1999
ed 08/30/1999

bm
08/01/1999
em 08/31/1999

by
01/01/1999
ey 12/31/1999

So why are these called date "formulas"? Well, you can
actually do some simple date arithmetic with them. So, if you are a
little anxious* about entering a certain "Y2K" date, try the
following.

by +
1

**Please don't be
nervous. CT3 software is fully Y2K compliant. Really!*