Assignments Editor - Preview TabClick the Preview tab to see a preview of the schedule in the Assignments Editor.

It is possible to see what your schedule will look like in the Assignments Editor. All you need to do is click on the Preview tab. The editor will change to look like this:

Assignments Editor - Preview Mode

Note IconNames have been blurred for privacy reasons.

A few additional tools become available when you are using the Preview mode.

  • Style
    Use the drop-down list to select a different schedule template. This feature works exactly the same as as described in the Report Settings help topic.
  • Import Style
    This displays a window for you to select and import existing XSL / CSS schedule template files.
  • Report Settings
    Press the Spanner button to display the Report Settings window. You can make further customizations to the look and feel of the schedule here. This window can also be displayed by selecting Report Settings on Edit menu. You can keep the window visible for as long as you like and continue to use the editor.



Full Screen

The Print window is restricted to the size of the viewer in the Assignment Editor. This might become an issue for you if you are using a smaller monitor. As an alternative, click the Full Screen button, at the top of the editor, to display the schedule in a pop-up window (which is maximized to your monitor):

Full Screen button

Note IconThe Full Screen button is disabled in the Editor view.

Full screen context menuThen you can right-click the schedule in the pop-up window and select Print from the context menu.

This will display the same Print window, but it will now be displayed at the maximum possible size for your monitor.


Availability Report

Displays the Availability Report in a pop-up window (which is maximized to your monitor) 

Availability Report button


Zoom

Zoom MenuYou can enlarge or reduce the view of the schedule. You can zoom in from 25% to 500%, with the default being 100%. The setting is automatically remembered and used again the next time the editor is displayed.

Status Bar Zoom PaneDid you know that you can also adjust the zoom factor from the status bar?

You can either:

  • Select a predefined setting from the drop-down list.
  • Click the very top item (shown with a red rectangle) to specify a custom setting (from 10% to 1000%).

Notes IconChanging the zoom does not affect the printing output. The control on the status bar is only enabled when you are in Preview mode.


Print ScaleIf you find that your schedule is bleeding into a subsequent page then consider adjusting the settings on the Print UI window:

As you can see, you can reduce the scale for printing. Usually a small adjustment is all that is required.

Context Menu

Did you know that you can right-click the preview area to display this context menu? This menu provides the following shortcuts:

  • Refresh the schedule view.
  • Export the schedule to CSV, HTML or PDF.
  • Print the schedule (you can also save as PDF this way).
  • Web select
    Easily copy content from the schedule with Web select. The web content you copy with web select retains the format when you paste it into any of your files. You can also use Select All / Copy on the Edit menu.
  • Web capture
    The Web Capture tool allows you to take screenshots of the schedule. You can use it to take sections of the schedule or the entire schedule itself. You can also use the tool to annotate your shot with comments or highlights, for example.
  • View > View Source
    This allows you to view the underlying XML that is used to display the schedule.
  • Find a word or phrase on the schedule.
  • Open File Location
    Displays the working data folder in File Explorer and automatically selects the active schedule template file.
  • Inspect
    Analyse the schedule using the Inspect tool


Click on the respective links to learn more about each of these features.