JW Scheduler Settings

JW Scheduler allows you to customize many parts of the program, including printing and displaying data.

To access Settings, click Me > Settings

JW Scheduler Me view Settings menu
JW Scheduler Me view Settings view

Program Settings

Program Language. The language of the program. This can be different to your Congregation Language, which is especially helpful for language learners or those serving where the need is greater.

Theme. The theme color of JW Scheduler. Please feel free to customize JW Scheduler by selecting a color.

Initial View. The initial view that opens when JW Scheduler is first opened.

Backup Reminder. How often you want to be reminded to make a Manual Backup of your data.

  • Note: Even though JW Scheduler creates an Automatic Backup, we still strongly recommend regularly creating a manual Backup and saving the backup file offsite, somewhere safe. If your entire computer crashes, is destroyed or stolen, an offsite backup will allow you to restore all your data. If you do not create an offsite backup, there will be no way to restore your data.

Password Protect JW Scheduler. Please see Password Protect Help

Receive Beta Updates. Please see Beta Version Testing

Dates and Times

Date Format. The date format shown in various parts of the program, including on some reports and schedules.

Short Date Format. The short date format shown in various parts of the program, including on most reports and schedules.

Date Range Format. The format for showing date ranges in various parts of the program, including printing some schedules.

Time format. Select your time format: 12-hour time or 24-hour time.

Paper Size. The default Paper Size for all Templates and Schedules.

  • Note: Each time you use a template, JW Scheduler will remember the last template used, and set this as your default. This will override the default Paper Size. This means if you previously used a certain A4 template but your default Paper Size is Letter, JW Scheduler will still set that template to the previous A4 one you used.

Printing

Paper Size. The default Paper Size for all Templates and Schedules.

  • Note: Each time you use a template, JW Scheduler will remember the last template used, and set this as your default. This will override the default Paper Size. This means if you previously used a certain A4 template but your default Paper Size is Letter, JW Scheduler will still set that template to the previous A4 one you used.

Me view Alerts

Identity. Who you are currently identified as. Click to clear or change.

  • Note: Please do not identify yourself as someone else, even for testing purposes.

Field Service not scheduled. How many weeks you wish to be alerted about unscheduled Field Service.

Territories Overdue. How many months before a checked-out territory is considered overdue and should alert you.

Shared Persons not recently connected. How many months before a Shared Person is considered ‘not recently connected’ and you are alerted.

Public Talks not scheduled. How many months you wish to be alerted about unscheduled Public Talks.

Weekend Assignments not scheduled. How many weeks you wish to be alerted about unscheduled Weekend Assignments and which Weekend Assignments you wish to be alerted about.

Duties not scheduled. How many weeks you wish to be alerted about unscheduled Duties and which Duties you wish to be alerted about.

Missing Person Information. Which missing Person Information you wish to be alerted about.

Local Settings File

All User Settings and Individual Registration Information is saved automatically to a local Settings file on your computer. This is located in your Windows User Profile folder.

  • E.G. C:\Users\[USERNAME]\AppData\Local\JW Scheduler\Settings.json

JW Scheduler needs a stable and working Windows User Profile to successfully save your data, settings and registration information.

Identifying Settings File Problems

When you first open JW Scheduler, you will be asked for your First Name and Email. This data is then saved to your local Settings file.

If you close and re-open JW Scheduler, but JW Scheduler again asks you for your First Name and Email, this means your Settings file could not be saved or has problems.

Fixing Settings File Problems

Delete and Refresh your Settings file

  1. Close JW Scheduler
  2. Open Windows File Explorer
  3. Navigate to C:\Users\[USERNAME]\AppData\Local\JW Scheduler\
    • Note: AppData is usually hidden, but can be accessed by directly typing the name into the Address bar.
  4. Delete only the files Settings.json or Settings1.json
  5. Open JW Scheduler, and enter your First Name and Email.
  6. In File Explorer, you should see a new Settings1.json file created.

JW Scheduler needs a stable and working Windows User Profile to successfully save your data, settings and registration information.

Verify you are using a standard Windows User Profile

  1. If you regularly login to your computer with different User Profiles, your JW Scheduler may have problems. Please do not do this.
  2. If your User Profile is stored on a Cloud or Network Drive (E.G. OneDrive), JW Scheduler may have problems. Please do not do this.
    • Note: Some workplace computers save User Profiles to a network drive. Contact your local I.T. Department for assistance.
  3. If you or your I.T. Department set Windows to automatically delete User Profiles when you logoff, JW Scheduler will have problems.
    • Note: Some public computers (e.g. at Libraries) or work computers will automatically delete all User Profiles after log-off. JW Scheduler will not work correctly on these computers. Contact your local I.T. Department for assistance.
  4. If Local User Profiles are not enabled, your JW Scheduler may have problems. JW Scheduler does not use Roaming Profiles.

Create a new Windows User Profile

If you have tried and confirmed all above steps, you can try re-creating your Windows User Profile. You might need to ask a local brother who is good with computers to assist. We cannot provide personal computer support.

JW Scheduler needs a stable and working Windows User Profile which can save data to the AppData/Local folder to function correctly. This is the same as almost every Windows software program.

Common Questions and Problems

Please carefully re-read the Local Settings File sub-heading above.

JW Scheduler needs a stable and working Windows User Profile to successfully save your data, settings and registration information.

Please carefully re-read the Local Settings File  sub-heading above.

JW Scheduler needs a stable and working Windows User Profile to successfully save your data, settings and registration information.

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