JW Scheduler Settings

JW Scheduler allows you to customize many parts of the program, perform manual updates and much more.

The Settings page also includes details about the Program Version and Registration.

To access Settings and Registration, click Settings

User 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.

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.

Time format. Tick if you want times to be shown in 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.

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 this 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 or other brothers using JW Scheduler do not create an offsite backup, there will be no way to restore your data.

Password Protect JW Scheduler. Please see Password Protect Help

Program Version

Receive Beta Version Updates. Please see Beta Version Testing Help

JW Scheduler Version. The current Version of JW Scheduler on your computer, including the Build number. If you ever have a problem with JW Scheduler and need to contact us, it is important you always include this information.

Schedule Version. The version of your Life and Ministry meeting data.

Release Notes. The release notes and any important information for the most recent update to JW Scheduler.

Check for Updates. Please see Updating JW Scheduler

Refresh Meeting Data. Please see Updating Meeting Data

Registration

First Name and Email. Your First Name and Email address you entered when you first started using JW Scheduler. Please ensure this information is kept up-to-date. Click Edit to update.

Registration Status. Your current Registration Status. Please see Register JW Scheduler for more information.

Expiry Date. The date your Registration or Free Trial Period will expire.

Program Status. Whether the program is the Full Version, Free Version or CO Version.

Register

This takes you to our website Register JW Scheduler page and allows you to register or re-register JW Scheduler.

Open Registration Key

A method to open your Registration Key. After doing this, your Registration Key will be automatically saved in your Local Settings file.

Remove Registration Key

Removes your Registration Information. You would not generally need to do this, unless you change from a Congregation to Individual Registration.

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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