When first introduced to the Bloomberg system it is advisable to use the main menus. This helps the user get a feel for the broad scope of Bloomberg and to clearly see a list of the analytics (and associated function codes) that are available.
Once a Bloomberg user is more familiar with the various function codes they may simply type those codes directly onto the screen and access the function instantly (thus saving time and by-passing the broad menus.
|TAP||Tp switch on/off the scrolling message bar|
|GRAB||To send a single Bloomberg screen-shot as a message attachment.
You can also click on the gray 'Actions' tab on any screen. File type is a .gif
|MSGM||Message main menu|
|<Ins>||Press 'insert froma blank message screen to switch modes
|BMAIL||Extensive menu of options for additional message system capabilities|
|PFM||Personal File Manager: Manages all archived messages, news stories & PC files that have been saved or uploaded|
|IB||Reak Time chat with 'Instant Bloomberg'|
|<Help> <Help>||Open an instant chat window to communicate in real-time with Bloomberg's 24 hour Global help desk|
|HDSK||Your outgoing Help Desk Messages
Benefit: archived forever so you can easily retrieve Q&A
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