The Scheduler Layout

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The Scheduler Layout

The Scheduler window has three sections:


1 - Category Buttons

Click these  buttons to open the Task Panel. The default position is on the left side. However, you can change these buttons to the right side by customizing your User Preferences.

2 - Task Panel

Clicking a Category Button will initiate the desired task. If multiple steps are required to run a task, The Scheduler will display only the information required at the step. If you're interested, you can change the default Home page Task Panel image to a favourite photo from your digital shoe box. See the User Images section for more information. Also we've implemented 10 different colour styles to choose from: User Preferences... test drive them all to find your favourite,

3 - Status Bars

The Scheduler Status Bar is always the bottom row of the app window:

Current date. You can change the format if you don't like the default. See User Preferences.

General message area.

Your keyboard state (INS or OVR, Numeric Lock, Caps Lock).

Your internet connection state.

Most of the Task Panels have a Status Bar as well. The status bar position is also always at the bottom of the panel. The contents for these are explained in the appropriate section.

4 - Panel Elements

Buttons: We've implemented two types of buttons: the category button to navigate to the major features of The Scheduler and the familiar task button to initiate add / change / delete / save / print options. Depending on the user access level, clicking a category button may give an access denied message, or a task button may be disabled. Hovering the mouse over a button will change the state colour.

Category Buttons

Category Buttons

Task Buttons

Task Buttons

Some category buttons have sub-categories. To access the sub-category items, simply click on the chevron to open the selection list.

Category Collapse


Tabs: Similar to the familiar file folder, click on the tab title to display the contents of the folder. The "active" folder will have a horizontal bar across the top. Tabs may be disabled depending on the context and the user access level. Hovering the mouse over an enabled tab will change the state colour.



Toggle Switches: These operate just like light switches. Change the state by clicking on the left side or right side of the switch. The state label will change to reflect the switch position. Toggle switches may be disabled depending on the user access level.

Toggle Switches


Radio Buttons: Just like the buttons on old car radios - when one of the buttons is pressed, other buttons would pop out. Clicking on a button changes any previously highlighted item to the new one.

Radio Buttons


Check Boxes: These provide the same function as the toggle switches... but take up less space. "Checked" means Yes.

Check Boxes


Date Edits:: Date values an either be entered in the format set up (i.e. dd-mmm-yyyy in sample) or click the drop down button and select the date from the calendar displayed.

Date Control


Navigator Bar: Similar to the old VCR and DVD setup, clicking on the buttons will scroll the user through the details of the highlighted grid element. First, Prior, Next, and Last buttons are available. Depending on the user access level, the Edit button will display.  

Navigator Buttons


List Box: If there is a list of options for the user to select, click on the "down arrow" at the end of the box to preview the available options. Simply scroll up and down the list and click on the highlighted item to select the option.

List Box


Ellipsis Selection: Clicking on the ellipsis (...) button at the end of the field will bring up a Windows Dialog to locate a file or select a directory to use for the request.