SwiftTec MBS Help (Module-Based Data System)

The FrontGate Module Options

The following options are available to modify the configuration/running of the checkout module:

Program Options

On this page the general options that control the modules appearance can be set.

Option Description
Hide mouse over main screen When enabled (ticked) the mouse is not shown when hovering over the main visit logger display screen. This is the default configuration.
Run full screen When enabled (ticked) the visit logging program runs in full-screen mode with only a menu displayed. When disabled the visit logging program runs in a normal window.

Changes to this option only take effect when the program is restarted.

Clear screen When this option is selected the screen will clear after each transaction is completed.
On-Screen Title  
Text This allows the user to customise the displayed on the screen


Message Styles

On this page the colours, fonts and backgrounds can be set for various conditions.

The style/condition is selected from the drop-down box and a sample of the text is shown in the sample box below it. The style can then be changed by clicking on the Font, Text Colour and Background Colour buttons. Please note that not all buttons are enabled for each style.


Function Key Mapping

This tab allows you to select locally defined key-mapping or to use centrally defined mapping. If local mapping is used you can define the map of function key to transaction code by double-clicking on a given entry.


Receipt Printer

The AutoClub software allows the use of a Receipt printer if one is attached. These are often attached using a serial cable and therefore do not have standard printer drivers - consequently they will not appear in the Printers section under Control Panel.

This tab allows you to set a receipt printer for use with the FrontGate module. To enable the use of a receipt printer you must tick the Use receipt printer if available box. It is advised to also tick the Receipt printer is shared with other applications if more than one program on the computer will use the printer.

Next you should press the Select Printer Device button which will allow you to define how the printer is connected.

You will need to match the settings on your device to make this work. Once this is set correctly you should select the Printer Model that matches your model. If you cannot find a match please contact SwiftTec support for help.

The Header Text defines the text that is printed at the start of each receipt. The Footer Text defines the text that is printed at the bottom of each receipt.

Any lines starting with a # are not printed but are scanned for operatives that change the way the text appears

The actual output will depend on the abilities of your printer.


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