Calendars

Two types of calendars are available:
  • Studio Calendars - calendars global to the studio accessed from the Main Menu
  • Job Calendars - calendars associated with individual jobs accessed from the Job Menu
The calendar panel contains two main sections:
  • Calendar List - the list of all calendars
  • Calendar View - the selected calendar
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Creating New Calendars

To create a new calendar click the nim_add_button_blue button at the top right of the Calendar List.

A new calendar will appear in the calendar list.

Click the nim_edit_button button to the right of the new calendar name to edit the calendar name.

To delete the calendar click the nim_delete_button button to the right of the calendar name.

To Load a calendar, click on the calendar name in the Calendar List.

Copying Calendars

Calendars can be copied to a new calendar in the calendar list by clicking the Copy Calendar button.

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This will copy all existing events from the currently selected calendar to a new calendar.

Export iCal

Calendars can be exported to iCal by clicking the Export iCal button.

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The currently selected calendar will be exported to an PDF file that will be automatically downloaded by the browser.

Export PDF

Calendars can be exported to PDF by clicking the Export PDF button.

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All events in the currently selected calendar will be exported to an iCal file that will be automatically downloaded by the browser.

Calendar Navigation

Navigation in the calendar view is done through the tools at the top left of the calendar.

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Click the Today button to immediately jump to today’s date.

The left and right arrows move forward and back in time for the given view.

Mini Calendar

Clicking the Date at the right of the toolbar opens a mini calendar to quickly navigate to any day.

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Inside the mini calendar, click the title bar to adjust the zoom level of the date range to select.
  • Clicking on March 2015 will zoom out the mini calendar to show a list of months.
  • Clicking on 2015 when viewing months will zoom out to show a list of years.
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Drag and Drop

Events on a calendar can be moved using drag and drop.

Click and hold on the center of an event to drag the entire event to a new date.

Click and hold on the left or right edge of the event to extend the start or end of the event.

In the week or day view, click and hold on the top or bottom of the event to extend non-All Day Event start or end times.

Calendar Views

The calendar can be viewed by Day, Week, Month, or Agenga depending on the selected view type.

To change the calendar view click on the corresponding view type at the top right of the calendar.

Month View

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Week View

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Day View

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Agenda View

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Adding Events

To add a Calendar Event double click on the desired day in the Day, Week, or Month view.

A dialog box will appear to enter event information.

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Fields include:
  • Title - the title of the event, displayed on the event in conjunction with Resource, Task, & Location
  • Start - the start date of the event
    If All Day Event is NOT checked, time selection is enabled
  • End - the end date of the event
    If All Day Event is NOT checked, time selection is enabled
  • All Day Event - denotes the event is an all day event
    Selected by default When deselected start and end times are enabled When deselected Timezone options are enabled
  • Repeat - options to repeat Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Yearly
    Selecting one of these options will open additional settings to define the event repeat rules
  • Description - A brief description of the event
  • Resource - the assigned resource to the event ( optional )
    displayed as part of the title
  • Task - the assigned task to the event ( optional )
    displayed as part of the title
  • Location - the assigned location to the event (optional )
    displayed as part of the title
  • Assignment - used in job calendars

Timezone Options

When the All Day Event checkbox is unselected the Timezone button is enabled.

Clicking the Timezone button opens the Timezones options dialog.

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Repeat Rules

When a Repeat option is selected, additional fields are available to define the repeat rules.

Daily

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Weekly

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Monthly

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Yearly

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Job Calendars

Job Calendars are loaded from the Production / Calendars item in the Job Menu.

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Job Calendars work identically to Studio Calendars with two exceptions:
  • Job Calendars are only accessible within the associated job
  • Job Crew members can be assigned to a Job Calendar event