Options

Preferences - Other Settings

 Preferences menu item    You get to the Preferences dialogue by clicking on the Options menu and then selecting the Preferences menu item.  You can also press CTRL + T or click the toolbar icon.
 Options - Other
Note that as you select an option you will find additional information about it at the bottom of the dialogue. For example:

Option summary
Text colours Text Colours
Select Colour Click on the drop arrow on the far right to display a small selection of colours. These colours match those available from within the custom script editor and other parts of the program.

Note that you can use another custom colour if you o desire. To use a custom colour, select Other at the bottom of the popup window. Use the options and features available to choose your desired colour:
Custom colour

Type of Text Purpose
Normal Use this to select the colour that you would like normal script syntax (not comments or errors) to be displayed in. This affects how the custom report editor lists the custom report scripts in the raw script list box.
Error Use this to select the colour that you would like script errors to be displayed in.  Whenever the script editor doesn't understand a line of text, it changes it into a comment, so that the script will continue to load.  But this setting allows you to clearly identify these comments which are actually errors. There should be no errors in a script.  This affects how the custom report editor lists the custom report scripts in the raw script list box.
Comment Use this to select the colour that you would like script comments to be displayed in. This affects how the custom report editor lists the custom report scripts in the raw script list box.
Keyword Use this to select the colour that you would like script keywords (eg: LOOP, PARAGRAPH, TEXT, EOL etc.) to display in. This affects how the custom report editor lists the custom report scripts in the raw script list box.
Function Use this to select the colour that you would like expression functions (eg: len(), trim() etc.) to display in. This affects how the custom report editor lists the custom report scripts in the raw script list box.
Variable Use this to select the colour that you would like variables (eg: $LocalCong etc.) to display in. This affects how the custom report editor lists the custom report scripts in the raw script list box.
Assigned Use this to select the colour that you would like speakers assigned talk numbers to be highlighted when when assigning home and away talks.  This aids you in not selecting a talk that a brother doesn't give.
Favourite Similar to above, but it indicates the speakers favourite talk numbers instead. So if you use two different colours, you can easily see which talks a speaker prefers to give.
Ministerial Servant Use this to select the colour that you would like speakers who are appointed as Ministerial Servant's to show as in the speaker drop lists when assigning home and away talks.
Duplicate detection Duplicate Detection
Perform Check

This setting affects how the program deals with the OK button on the home/away entries dialogue. The purpose of this option is to find out if the home speaker, away speaker or home talk number you are assigning has already been assigned either side of the date using the time ranges you specify.

This can be a useful feature, if setup correctly, because it can help you to avoid duplicating an assignment of speaker or talk number within the specified time frame.

If any possible conflicts are found, they are displayed to you.  You have the ability to select this information and copy it into another application for reference, or you can click Yes to accept the details as being correct.

 

Combined Check This option is only available when the Perform check setting described above is on.

With this option off, the program will check the Home and Away speaker assignments independently. But when this option is on, it will combine the two together and will look for duplicates of assignment between Home and Away speakers. Therefore, with this setting on, it is possible that it would detect more duplications.

When this setting is on, the Away Speaker controls becomes disabled and they will change automatically to be the same time range as for the Home Speaker.

 

Duration and interval

These options are only enabled when the above mentioned settings have been set.  This is where you set the time range for checking for possible duplications of assignment.

For each specified assignment, you can choose what type of time range, and for how long.  For example, the Home Speaker is set to 1 month.  So when setting home talk details, it will check to see if the specified home speaker has already been assigned 1 month either side of your chosen date.

Naturally, these settings shown are not necessarily realistic ones.  Use your discretion with this setting!

Labels Labels

Use this dialogue to personalize all of the various label descriptions. This way you can customize the program to your requirements and have meaningful descriptions.
Startup Startup

Home Talk
 Check When this option is on, the program will examine the next arranged home talk entry and check to see if you have not confirmed the exchange with the speaker or coordinator.  If this happens, you are informed via a popup dialogue.

The popup dialogue provides you with all the available information about the next home talk. This makes it very easy to confirm the exchange. If required, use the hyperlinks (if you have set them up on the Congregations maintenance page). This dialogue will keep displaying when the program starts until you click Yes or the date has passed.  This option is off by default.
Local Speakers

Generally you don't need to contact a local speaker to confirm an exchange as you would have seen them at the meeting. However, for flexibility, this option has been included to allow you to do so if desired. The main option must be set for this one to be enabled. This option is off by default.

Note: The program will not give any warning for special events like Circuit Assemblies because under normal circumstances the speaker is left empty.

 

Talk Number
Check

When this option is on, the program will examine the next 1 (to 4) arranged home talks for talk number 1000. This talk number is reserved for To be Arranged. This option is off by default.

It copies the information to the clipboard. This is useful if you want to paste the details into a text editor.

 

Number of meetings

You can set the number of meetings that it will check in advance by using the dropdown combo list.  You can select from 1 to 4 meetings.  This option is disabled by default.

Note: You can also click the Check toolbar item to manually run these tests aswell.