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CRD Outlook

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CRD Outlook is a new interface in CRD that allows you to view your schedules in a Calendar or Chart format.

To open CRD Outlook, click the CRD Outlook button found in the CRD Ribbon's Home tab.

 

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Once the CRD Outlook window opens, you will notice that it is divided into left and right panes.

 

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The left pane contains options and controls which affect the view that is presented in the main viewing pane on the right.

 

The Calendar

The first section in the left pane is the Calendar section. This section allows you to navigate to any desired day by clicking on that date, just like a normal calendar. 

Note: A selected date is highlighted by a yellow box and the current date displays with a red border around it.

 

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You can select a range of dates using CRD Outlook by clicking the first date in the range. Then, with the mouse button still depressed, drag your mouse to the last date in the range. If a range has successfully been selected, you should now see all the dates in the range highlighted yellow on the calendar and that range should now be displayed in the right-hand pane with the selected view style.

Note: If you change the View Style, you will need to re-select the date range.

 

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You can move backwards or forwards through the months (and eventually years) by clicking the left and right arrows on the blue Month/Year display bar at the top of the calendar section. You can scroll up to one year prior to the current month or one year after the current month (i.e. If it is March 2017, you can scroll back as far as March 2016 or ahead as far as March 2018). Alternatively, you can click any grayed out dates for the next or previous month to skip to that month. 

Note: Weekdays which have a schedule set to run on them will be displayed in bold (as pictured below for February 27).

 

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You can collapse and expand the Calendar, or any section, by clicking the arrow toggle in the top right-hand corner of the section.

 

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The Filter

The Filter section allows you to select the types of schedules for which information will be presented in the main viewing pane on the right.

 

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For example: The selection shown in the figure above will mean the current view on the right will present information on all types of schedules that are available.

 

The View Style

The View Style allows you to change the view that is presented in the viewing pane on the right. The default view style when you open CRD Outlook is the Day View (as shown in previous images on this page).

This view allows you to see information on schedules for the hours between 12:00 am and 11:59 pm for the day that you have selected in the Calendar section.

Using day view, you can select a schedule and move it to another time slot. This will change the time the schedule is set to run.

 

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The next view style available in CRD Outlook is the Week View. This view shows you information on schedules that fall in the week that contains the day you have selected in the Calendar. The Current day, if it is in this week, is highlighted in orange.

 

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The next view is the Month View.  All schedules set to run for the entire month will display in that specific day's "block" in the view pane on the right.

 

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The Gantt Chart

The final option available under the View Style section is the Gantt chart. The Gantt Chart view style allows you to view the schedules in a Gantt chart which you can further modify using the options below the chart.

Note: In CRD, the Gantt Chart is a chart in which a series of horizontal lines is used to show the time a schedule is set to run, and a colored bar is used to show how long that particular schedule takes to run.

 

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Time Interval

The final section on the left pane is the Time Interval section. You can use this section while in the Day View to view schedules with the desired granularity.

For Example: In the image below, you can see that the time interval is set to 6 minutes. As a result, the view pane now displays each hour broken into 6-minute sections). 

 

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The time interval you can select ranges from 5 minutes to one hour. Each time you change the desired time interval you wish to display, click Refresh to apply the new view.

Note: If you are using the Week, Month, or Gantt Chart View Styles, the Time Interval section will be grayed out and unusable. 

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