The Basics


ResSched is used to schedule resources.   At the most basic level there three basic data components: resources, bookings, and clients.   There are also three basic functions: adding/updating the information,  viewing the schedules in text or graphic formats,  and printing.  

 

A resource is anything that you want to schedule. It can be a piece of equipment, a meeting room or even a person.  Before you can do any scheduling, you must add resources to ResSched. (See: Resource, Add).

 

If you are scheduling resources for a person or organization, you must add them as clients. (See: Client, Add).

 

Once you have added resources to the program, you can begin to make bookings that involve those resources. A booking is an event or activity that will occur.  It can be a single occurrence or repeating event. (See: Booking, Add/Update).

 

You can view your schedules either as lists of text called Browse (See: Bookings, Browse),  or as one of many graphical representations called Schedules (See: Bookings, Browse).   In general,  Browse provides more information about the bookings but the Schedules let you see availability at glance.  

 

Both the Browse and Schedule screen displays can be reproduced on paper or as a pdf by a Print button

 

And that's all there is to it.

 

To let you get started quickly, the key concepts, windows and instructions have been grouped together. Going through the topics listed below will give you enough information to start using ResSched right away. While these core functions will give you benefits immediately, you will gain more by knowing the many other ResSched functions.  There are also a set of tutorials installed with ResSched.

 

Menu and Toolbar

Add a User

Add a Resource

Add a Booking

Add a Client

View Booking Schedules as Text (Browse)

View Booking Schedules Graphically

Print Calendars

Set System Settings