Meeting Schedule Assistant window

This is the main (resizable) application window and can be broken down into 7 sections:

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Section 1 — Menu Bar

There are 5 menus:

Notes IconClick on the links to learn more about each of these menus.

Section 2 — Toolbar

Main Toolbar

The toolbar has several handy shortcuts to some of the commonly used features in the software

Section 3 — Calendar

The calendar is limited to the next four months and you can select a maximum date range of 90 days.

Calendars

A date range can be selected in several ways:

  • Click the start date and drag the cursor to the end date.
  • Click the start date and Shift-click the end date.
  • Click on the start date, hold down the Shift key and use the LEFT/RIGHT arrow keys to move to the end date.

Any Special Events are displayed if you hover the mouse over the date.

Note IconThe date range must be set when you need to create a new schedule

Section 4 — Christian Life and Ministry Schedules

Christian Life & Ministry Schedules - Foreign-Language Mode

Create

Displays the Meeting Editor, with everything setup for your chosen date range.

Notes IconYou can also create a new schedule from the File menu.

Open

Click the button to select the schedule that you want to open and it will be displayed in the Meeting Editor.

Or, you can click the drop-down arrow, to display a list of recently opened schedules (up to 10). Simply select one of these schedules to open it in the Meeting Editor:

MWB — Recent File List

Notes IconYou can also open an existing schedule from the File menu.

Foreign-Language Group

This drop-down list is disabled when your congregation does not sponsor a Foreign-Language Group. Please read the Overview of Foreign-Language Group mode help topic to learn how to use this feature correctly. The following prompt is displayed for you to confirm your actions:

Foreign-Language Group Popup Window

Notes IconA hyperlink has been provided on the right-hand side to the reference material in the Organized to Do Jehovah's Will publication. The same hyperlink is also displayed at the bottom of the pop-up window.

Section 5 — Sound Rota Schedules

Sound Rota Schedules - Active Schedule Type

Create

Displays the Assignments Editor, with everything setup for your chosen date range.

Notes IconYou can also create a new schedule from the File menu.

Open

Click the button to select the schedule that you want to open and it will be displayed in the Assignments Editor.

Or, you can click the drop-down arrow, to display a list of recently opened schedules (up to 10). Simply select one of these schedules to open it in the Assignments Editor:

SRR — Recent Files List

Notes IconYou can also open an existing schedule from the File menu.

Active Schedule Type

Schedule Types hold their own copy of the programs settings. They are designed to help you to quickly customise how Meeting Schedule Assistant behaves. These are also included when you perform a Backup or Restore of the Meeting Schedule Assistant settings.

Select the schedule type you would like to use from those available in the drop-down list. Schedule Types can be managed from the Settings window.

Section 6 — Status Bar

Status Bar

The status bar provides information as it performs certain actions and it has 3 panes:

  • Left — Progress Bar
  • Middle — Generic information (e.g. file names)
  • Right — Local Congregation Name

Section 7 — Week Overview

Summary PanelThe Week Overview changes as you click different dates from week to week. You can make the summary panel larger by resizing the window as needed.

Notes IconThe information that is displayed in this summary panel is obtained from the Assignment History database.