Lantiv Timetabling Turbo 8

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User's Guide

  1. Getting Started

  1. Common Misconceptions
    A few important notes for the impatient users who would like to dive straight in.
  2. First Launch Tips
    A brief overview of the program's workflow.
  3. Opening or Creating a File
    How to create a new file or open an existing one.
  1. Institution

  1. Institution's Details
    The pane in which the institution's details are entered.
  2. Vocabulary
    The capability to customize the program's lingo to adapt it to what you are used to.
  3. Custom Resource Properties
    Entering institution-specific properties for resources.
  1. Resources

  1. Days
    Entry of generic days.
  2. Periods
    Entry of periods.
  3. Subjects
    Entry of subjects.
  4. Groups
    Entry of groups.
  5. Students
    Entry of students.
  6. Teachers
    Entry of teachers/instructors.
  7. Rooms
    Entry of rooms and buildings.
  8. Equipment
    Entry of equipment items.
  9. Bulk Color Assignment
    Assignment of colors to many resources at once.
  10. Bulk Editing
    In-place editing of resources' properties.
  11. Bulk Property Editing
    Editing the same property of many resources.
  12. Bulk Selection
    Multiple resource selection.
  1. Activities

  1. Sets
    What sets are.
  2. Entering Activities
    Entry of activities (e.g. classes, courses, meetings, etc.).
  3. Entering Sets
    Entry of sets.
  1. Scheduling

  1. The Navigation Pane
    How to navigate between schedules.
  2. Drag and Drop Scheduling
    Scheduling activities using drag and drop.
  3. Drag and Drop Moving
    Moving cells using drag and drop.
  4. Drag and Drop Copying
    Copying cells using drag and drop.
  5. The Main Schedule Pane
    Features of the main schedule window.
  6. Deleting Cells
    How to delete cells.
  7. Cell's Properties
    How to edit cell's properties.
  1. Conflicts

  1. Types of Conflicts
    The different kinds of conflicts that the program monitors.
  2. Conflicts Window
    When a conflict is detected, this window is shown.
  3. Conflicts Pane
    This pane lists all the existing conflicts in the schedule.
  1. Combinations

  1. The Combinations Engine
    An introduction to the concept of combinations.
  2. Combinations Use Cases
    In which cases the combinations feature can be helpful.
  3. Combinations Coverage
    How to achieve the maximal combinations search space.
  1. Constraints

  1. Entering Constraints
    Accessing the constraints entry window.
  2. Constraint Types
    The different kinds of constraints that the program supports and their use cases.
  3. Desirable Constraints
    Using the Desirable column to enter "nice to have" constraints.
  4. Critical Constraints
    How to mark constraints as having a critical importance.
  5. Violation Indication
    What values are shown in the Violation column.
  6. Modifying Constraints "On the Fly"
    The ability to enter new constraints or modify existing ones even when the timetable is constructed.
  7. Over Constraining
    How to not misuse the constraints.
  1. Automation

  1. The Algorithm
    The basic idea behind the automation algorithm.
  2. Launching the Automation
    How to launch the automatic solver.
  3. Resuming the Automation
    The ability to resume the automation even when the timetable is already constructed.
  1. Changes

  1. Introduction to Changes
    An introduction to the concept of daily changes.
  2. Changes vs. Interactive
    How making changes differs from regular scheduling.
  3. Planned Generic Days
    The mapping between generic days and calendar dates.
  4. Changes Pane
    The changes pane lists all the existing changes in the schedule.
  1. Reports

  1. Types of Reports
    The various kinds of reports which the program can generate.
  2. Report View Settings
    How to control the appearance of data in a report.
  1. Printing and Exporting

  1. Settings
    All the available print and export settings.
  2. Titles
    How to edit the header and the footer.
  3. Preview
    The printout preview page.
  1. Importing Data

  1. Source Database Types
    The kind of data sources from which data can be imported.
  2. Selecting the Type of Data of Each Field
    How to associate fields with data types.
  3. Importing Resources
    How to import resources.
  4. Importing Activities
    How to import activities.
  5. Importing an Entire Timetable
    How to import scheduled occurrences of activities.