NW Publisher App Features

The NW Publisher app has been designed to be used in a variety of congregations and settings. Therefore, it can be configured by the local elders to suit local circumstances.

To enable or disable App Features, click App

Enable or Disable App Features

  1. Tick the features you wish to Enable, Un-Tick the features you wish to Disable.
  2. Confirm each selection
  3. Click Send App Data and send the changes to the app
JW Scheduler NW Publisher app App Features List

Current App Features

NW Publisher app currently supports the following features:

Allow Submit Reports

Allows publishers to use NW Publisher to submit their monthly Field Service Report.

Field Service Report is shown on the Congregation screen of the NW Publisher app.

Show 'Allow Data Processing' Message

Adds an extra checkbox to the NW Publisher app Submit Field Service screen that the publisher must check before sending.

Add the message publishers will see in the box.

  • Note: We recommend only using this feature if absolutely necessary and if required by law.
  • Important: If you ENABLE Show ‘Allow Data Processing’ Message you must also set a message! There is no default message.

Show Field Service History

Allows publishers to see their own Field Service History for the current Service Year, including totals and averages, and a summary of the previous Service Year.

Field Service History is shown on the Me screen of the NW Publisher app.

  • Note: If Allow Submit Reports is disabled, Field Service History is updated only after the Congregation Secretary clicks Congregation Field Service Report > Submitted to Branch, and then clicks App > Send App Data > Prepare and Send. See Congregation Field Service Report Help

Show Field Service Group

As of NW Publisher app 2.0 this feature has been removed.

Instead, please use Information Board > Documents to upload your Field Service Group list. This allows congregations more flexibility in how they display their Field Service Group list.

Show Field Service Group Contact Information

Allows either elders or all appointed brothers to see the publisher contact details and emergency contact details for all publishers in their Field Service Group.

Publisher Contact Information is shown on the Me screen of the NW Publisher app.

  • Note: You can enable for either Elders only, or all appointed brothers.

Show Public Witnessing

Allows publishers to see the Public Witnessing schedule and make reservations.

Public Witnessing is currently being Beta Tested and will be available for general release soon.

Allow Submit Away Periods

Allows publishers to view, add, edit and remove Away Periods.

Away Periods are shown on the Me screen of the NW Publisher app.

Publishers will receive a warning if they create an Away Period when they already have an existing assignment or duty, but the Away Period will still be created.

Show Territory Assignments

Allows publishers to view and Check In (return) any Territory Assignments.

Territory Assignments are shown on the Me screen of the NW Publisher app.

Allow Submit Literature Requests

Allows publishers to submit Literature Requests.

Literature Requests are shown on the Me screen of the NW Publisher app.

  • Note: The status of any current Literature Requests are not sent back to the publisher. They will simply see their request.

Show Field Service Assignments

Allows the Field Service Conductor and Field Service Custom (e.g. Zoom Host) assignment to be sent to the App.

Field Service Assignments are shown on the Assignments screen of the NW Publisher app.

This can be useful if brothers often forget to take the Field Service Group, but can be annoying if the same brothers regularly take the same group and don’t need reminders.

Show CLM Timing on Schedule

Shows the CLM Timing for all non-student parts on the midweek Meeting Schedule. The Start Time is based off your Congregation Information > Midweek Meeting time. Other times are based off the Meeting Workbook and cannot be changed.

CLM Timing is shown on the Midweek Meeting Schedule screen of the NW Publisher app.

Show Phone Numbers on CLM Assignment Slips

Any CLM Assignment Slips that include an assistant will show the publishers phone number under their name. This can be useful for helping the publishers coordinate preparing and practising the assignment.

  • Note: After enabling, phone numbers will only be applied to any new CLM Assignments sent to the App.

Common Questions or Problems

Please carefully re-read the sub-heading Enable and Disable App Features.

After enabling or disabling any App Features, you must click Send App Data and send the changes to the app.

To fix, simply Un-Tick then Re-Tick any App Features, and then send the changes to the app.

This problem also might occur if you have Congregation Sharing Problems. I.E. the App Feature might be enabled on your computer, but this didn’t share properly, so the feature is disabled on another elders computer. If you notice this, please see Congregation Sharing Data or Syncing Problems.

If you want access to the latest features as soon as possible, please become a Beta Tester and receive Beta Version Updates.

Otherwise please patiently wait until the next version of JW Scheduler is released. New versions are generally released every few months, and only after thorough testing by our Beta Testers.

We do not provide specific information about when a future update will occur, or what will be included in an update. These details are only released with the update. There is no need to contact us asking about any future update.

Please see Updating JW Scheduler for more information.

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