FAQ-Frequently Asked Questions

 

Summary

This article lists the answers to the most frequently asked questions about Hope for the Church - HFTC.

 

GENERAL HFTC QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

  1. Q. How do I get started?

    A. Start the HFTC application from the Windows' [Start] button. Click [Programs], move to the right and click "Hope for the Church," and then move to the right and click "Hope for the Church Treasurer."  At the License Dialog, in the UseID textbox, type-in "System" and in the Password textbox, type-in "System."  Click the "OK" button. At the Calendar Dialog, change the date to date or month that you interested in working with during this session.  To change the date, click on the arrows on the sides of the month show to move to the preceding or following month, click on the month name for a list of months, or click on the year to display pointers to move to the preceding or following year.  Press the "OK" to continue.

  2. Q. How do I enter a new member?

    A. From the main menu, click the [Member] button. Type in the first three letters of the member's first name, space and the first letters of member last name in the [F3]-Member text box.  The system will dynamically show all members with names including what is typed in the textbox.  If the desired member's information is not shown in the lower panel, press [F4] to move to the Name text box and enter the member's complete name.  If other family members are already in the system, press [F7] for a listing of all families to select the current member family and address.  When all other available data has been entered, press [F2] to save the members data.

  3. Q. How do I enter an envelope?

    A. From the main menu, click the [Envelope] button.  Type in the first three letters of the member's first name, space and the first letters of member last name in the [F3]-Member text box.  The system will dynamically show all members with names including what is typed in the textbox.  When the desired member's information is shown in the lower panel, press [F2] to select the member and move to the envelope screen.  Locate each lineitem from the envelope on the screen and enter the dollar amount next to the lineitem description.  When all lineitems have been entered and the total on the screen matches the one on the envelope, press the [F2] key.

  4. Q. How do I enter a lineitem not shown on the envelope screen?

    A. Move to the last blank lineitem on the screen and then press the [F7] key.  A list of all additional lineitems will be shown in the Lineitem Selection Dialog.  Type in the name of the desired item or cursor or page up or down to show and then select the desired lineitem by clicking the lineitem and then pressing the [F2] key to return to the envelope screen.  The new lineitem will be displayed and now you can enter the appropriate dollar amount for the lineitem.  You can enter several items on the same envelope in this matter by selecting a different blank items each time.  When all lineitems have been entered and the total on the screen matches the one on the envelope, press the [F2] key.

  5. Q. How do I add a lineitem not in the system or change an item that is in the system?

    A. From the main menu, press the [Setup/Utility] button and then press the [Lineitems] button.  Or from any screen where lineitems are used, press and hold down the [Ctrl] key and then press the [F7] key.  Both methods will bring up the Lineitems Setup Screen.  Press the [All] tab to show all major lineitems.  To add a lineitem, click the  radio button in the lower left portion of the screen. Lineitems 1 through 14 show on the Envelope screen on the left, lineitems 15 through 28 show on the envelope screen on the right side, and items 29 to 99 must be selected from the Lineitem Selection dialog.  Locate a blank or not needed lineitem and type in the name for the lineitem desired in the Lineitem textbox .  To change a lineitem, click the radio button.  Locate the lineitem that you want to change and make the appropriate change in the Lineitem textbox.  After either a change or an addition, press the key.  When all changes and/or additions have been made, press the key. 

  6. Q. How do I get a total for the envelopes entered during a session?

    A. From the Main Menu, click the [Weekly Report] button, the Weekly Report screen will be shown.  In the Report Range frame, check the [Date] checkbox, leave the Equality [Eq =] listbox as it is, and make sure the desired date is in the date field.  This will give you all envelopes that have the same date as the one you have selected.  The equality box also allows you to select between to dates, less (earlier) than, greater (later) than, etc. options.  The output box is normally set to [Listview] to allow you to see the report on the screen, this can be changed to another of other output options. Press the [F2] button when you have completed setting your report criteria.  The report as specified will then be output to the device you have selected.  After viewing the report, as appropriate, press the [F10] key to return to the Weekly report screen.

  7. Q. How do I make changes to an envelope I have already entered into the system?

    A. From the main menu, click on [Weekly Reports].  In the Report Range frame, check the Date checkbox and enter the date that the enveloped was entered.  Press [F2] to show all the envelopes that were entered for the date entered.  Locate the desired envelope and double click it or select it and press the [F5] key.  The envelope will then be shown on the screen for editing purposes.  Click on the lineitem to be changed and change entered the lineitem or the dollar amount.  The name and/or date can be changed also.  After all changes have been made, press the [F10] key.

  8. Q. How do I change the date on envelopes I have already entered into the system?

    A. From the Main Menu, click [Setup/Utilities], then click on [Envelopes Utilities].  Enter the starting and ending numbers of the envelopes to be changed.  In the New Date box, enter the new date that envelopes should be changed to.  While holding down the [Ctrl] key and then press the [Change] button.  After you confirm the operation, the envelopes will have the new date you entered.

  9. Q. How do I transfer the weekly deposit amount into the banking module?

    A. From the Main Menu, click the [Weekly Reports] button.  In the Weekly Report screen, in the Report Range frame, check the Date checkbox and then enter the date of the deposit.  Click the [Deposit] button and then confirm the deposit date, amount and institution.

  10. Q. What do I do with a returned check?

    A. Locate the envelope associated with the return check.  On the menu bar click [Tools] and then press the [Prepare NSF envelope] selection.  This will prepare an envelope that will negate the envelope associated with the returned check and also present a NSF Envelope/Check Interface dialog to enter the returned check adjustment into the banking account.