How to Add or Change Templates

JW Scheduler is used all around the world by many, many congregations to schedule the Christian Life and Ministry meeting, schedule Public Talks, schedule duties, assignments and Kingdom Hall Cleaning, as well as maintain lists for the Secretary and Field Service Overseer.

Due to this diversity, some congregations find the existing JW Scheduler Templates and Reports don’t quite suit their needs. What can be done? We are happy to offer the following suggestions:

  1. Try and use the existing Standard Templates
  2. Change or improve an existing Template
  3. Add a New Template

Try and use the existing Standard Templates

Firstly, please try and use the current JW Scheduler templates. These have been designed to be clear, simple and standard. They are also designed to comply with all branch direction on how to organise the congregation. Perhaps with a few minor adjustments to the way your congregation does things, you can use the standard templates.

Change or improve an existing Template

If you have have an idea about how a template could be improved or changed, please let us know. However please first adjust the template yourself to make sure your idea works. For example, adding more information to a Schedule might make it much harder to read.

To Change or Improve a Template:

  1. Open File Explorer on your computer
  2. Navigate to C:\Users\\AppData\Local\JW Scheduler\Templates\
    • Note: The AppData folder is hidden. Simply type the path name to reveal it.
  3. Create a COPY of the Template you wish to edit, and give it a meaningful name
  4. Edit the Template in Microsoft Word or similar
  5. Save your Template
  6. Upload the changed template below

We will then evaluate the change and determine if this should be included in the next release of JW Scheduler.

JW Scheduler Add or Edit Templates

Even if your template is not included with the next release of JW Scheduler, you can still use it yourself!

Simple save it in the Templates folder, in the correct Category folder, along with the other templates of that same category. You can then select this Template in JW Scheduler from the Printing tab > Select Template dropdown box.

Please note it is wise to also save your adjusted Template in another location on your computer, since occasionally all the templates are refreshed.

JW Scheduler Save Templates Folder
JW Scheduler Select Template

Add a New Template

If you have have an idea about a new Template for JW Scheduler, we are also pleased to hear about it.

Please first either create the template yourself, or if your congregation already uses the template, you can directly send it to us by Uploading the template below.

We will then evaluate the change and determine if this should be included in the next release of JW Scheduler.

Upload New or Changed Templates


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