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A bolt on calendar
SeedCode Calendar is easy to link to your own files and has found an audience managing schedules for law firms, small medical practices, schools, equipment and property rentals, and design studios. Filter the calendar by user, contact, resource, and appointment type to keep track of multiple calendars at once. And you can follow our detailed instructions to swap out our contacts table for yours: so that items in the calendar are just a couple clicks away from their related records in your file.
SeedCode Calendar Pro includes...
At its heart, SeedCode Calendar Pro is a straight forward FileMaker calendar template. You can filter the calendar by contact, user, appointment type, and resource to see just the events that matter to you, letting you keep any number of "calendars" in the same file.
Daily View. The daily view of calendar the shows all the appointments for the current day, color coding them by appointment type.
(You can create as many types as you’d like and assign your own colors to them).
If the appointment is linked to a contact you’ll see some information about the contact as well, along with the users (in bold) assigned to the item. Note that the mini-calendars on the right hand side of the screen present a small green dot if there are appointments on that day which match the current filter criteria.
Appointments. Click on an appointment on any screen and you can link the appointment to a contact, and even create new contacts right from within the calendar.
You can even record complex vacation or work schedules using our repeating-events engine:
Month View. The month view can also be filtered to show just a single user’s appointments or a single type of appointment. And while you can print the contents of this month as a list, you’ll also find an innovative print layout that will print the month as a grid while sliding each day to accommodate all its appointments (well, up to 2 pages of appointments per day).
Week Views. The calendar places items on your week to correspond to the duration of the appointment, this lets you quickly scan your week for gaps in your schedule.
You can change the scale of the week, switching from 15 minute increments to 5 minute, 30 minute, or hour increments.Note that conflicting appointments are displayed with a red line to the left of the conflict.
These "visual" displays of your schedule can get pretty crowded if you don’t look at them in a highly filtered state (if you’re looking at everyone’s appointments, for example) so we have an alternate week view that shows a simpler version of the week. Note that this view will also show events that might not have a start time associated with them.
In addition to the regular calendaring functions of scheduling appointments, meetings, due dates and the like, Seed Code Calendar Pro allows you to schedule resources and scan your day or week for gaps when a particular type of resource might be available.
Resources can be anything-- conference rooms, trucks, vacation rentals, people-- anything that is scheduled off and on over the course of a day or week.
Scheduling a Day
Daily View. The main scheduling view shows a single day as a grid with resources across the top and times down the left side. Notice that you can change the time scale here (using the scale buttons along the bottom edge of the screen) just as you can in the week view.
Across the top you see the first 5 resources of the resource type you’ve selected in your filters; you can create any number of resources types so that you’re always looking at the first 5 most likely candidates for fulfilling a particular appointment. If you have more than 5 resources in a given type, you can use the "previous" and "next" buttons beside the resources to "scroll" to the next 5 resources.
Horizontal & Multi-Day Views
Flipped on its side. You can also view a horizontal version of the scheduling screen. While this shows less information about each appointment (detailed information is available in tool tips by hovering over an appointment), you can see more resources at once this way.
Zooming Out. You’ll see two additional scale options on the horizontal version of the scheduling screen, letting you zoom out to view each column as a day or week.This view is perfect for scheduling items-- like vacation rentals-- that are booked for whole days.
Search across multiple tables. In addition to FileMaker’s built in Find Mode, we’ve added a fast and intuitive Quick Search to every screen of the calendar so that you can easily find what you’re looking for.
This routine searches all the main tables of the solution, returning matching results be they phone numbers, contacts, appointments, etc. And best of all, it does this without disturbing your current focus or found set, so you can search for a phone number while you’re in the middle of something without loosing your place. And of course our documentation makes its easy to add your own new tables to this search.
Link Contacts to Appointments
The Pro calendar lets your link appointments to contacts so you can see contact specific information right in the calendar. And our built in documentation makes it easy to link this to a contacts table in your file.
Select a Contact. You’ll find it very easy to find the contact you’re looking for, even if you have thousands to choose from: type in the first few letters of their last name or their company name and filter the list of available contacts to just those you’re looking for.
Reusable. The contacts selector accepts simple script parameters to call it into action and thus can be called from other places in your solution where you may need to associate a contact with a record.
A Placeholder for Your Contacts
Use a Contacts Table in Your Own File. The contacts section in Pro is very simple and really just stands in a placeholder for your own table of contacts. Our built in documentation includes step-by-step instructions for swapping out our contacts table for yours.
If you don’t have much of a contact’s table of your own and are looking for some help with managing contacts, check out SeedCode Complete. Complete replaces this placeholder contacts table with a basic contact manager supporting multiple phone numbers and addresses per contact.
Context Sensitive Help & Settings
SeedCode offers relevance-ranked, context sensitive help to document some of the most important features of the calendar and to describe some common modifications. You can modify and extend the content here to deliver your own help or policy documentation to your users.
Help & Documentation
Built-In. You can find our built in documentation in the Settings section of the software. Filtering the documentation for a word ("daily" in this example) brings up the matching entries sorted by relevance.
This content is completely editable and you’re able to add, delete, and rearrange entries.
Context Sensitive. A "?" button available in the upper right corner of almost every screen brings up the same documentation in a floating mini window offering contexts sensitive help for that section of the software.
Online. You can find the same documentation online if you’d prefer. The online version also contains illustrations where applicable.
Types etc. Many of the "value lists" in SeedCode Calendar are small tables themselves where you can maintain lists of users, appointment types, etc.
Clean & Well Organized
A clean graph. Lots of script comments. While calendars can be tough to build, we’ve made one that’s easy to modify. You’ll find a well organized relationship graph and well commented scripts and calcs. We know how frustrating it can be diving into someone else’s work: we go out of our way to make our work as self-evident as possible.
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* The Pro Version is sold as a site license. Pro and ProDev versions have the same feature set and differ solely in their license terms.
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