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ShiftCal for Split Shifts (AM/PM)

Calendar and Settings

Show pay days

Show pay periods

Show FLSA cycles

Start week on Monday

Move tabs to bottom

Set day number color

Create/Edit shift schedules

Enter manually or paste

Assign colors to platoons

Access Help resources




Calendar and Settings

This is the basic calendar display and the "Settings" tab.

Changes to settings take effect immediately, but are not saved until the user touches the Save Changes button. Feel free to experiment; save your changes if you you want them to persist.

Shift schedules are created and edited from the Schedules tab. Create multiple shift schedules and switch between them at will. The program automatically loads a shift schedule named "ShiftCal" on startup (if it exists).

Go to Create a Shift Schedule


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Show pay days

If you are paid on a regular basis (e.g. every two weeks), turn the Show Paydays switch on to underline paydays.

Two edit controls are enabled when the switch is on:

Pay Day: select a date on which you were paid

Days in Pay Period: enter the number of days between paydays (usually 14)

Touch the Save Changes button.


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Show pay periods

Turn the Show Pay Periods switch on to display when pay periods end.

Two edit controls are enabled when the switch is on:

Pay Period starts: select a date on which a pay period started

Days in Pay Period: enter the number of days between paydays (usually 14)

Touch the Save Changes button.


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Show FLSA cycles

Turn the Show FLSA Cycles switch on to display FLSA cycles.

Two edit controls are enabled when the switch is on:

FLSA Cycle begins: select a date on which an FLSA cycle started

Days in FLSA cycle: enter the number of days in an FLSA cycle (usually 28)

Touch the Save Changes button.


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Start week on Monday

Turn the Week starts on Monday switch on to make Monday the first day of the week.

Touch the Save Changes button.


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Move tabs to bottom

Tabs are displayed at the top of the screen by default in Android. To move them to the bottom, turn the Tabs on Top switch off.

Touch the Save Changes button.


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Set day number color

The user may elect to display the calendar day numbers in "Day" shift colors, "Night" shift colors, white, black, or a user-specified color.

Selection of the Custom Color option will take the user to the Assign Colors tab, where the Cal Text button may be used to select a custom color.

Alternate between the Calendar tab and the Schedules (Assign Colors) tab to see the results of changing the text color, then touch the Save button on the Assign Colors tab to save the selected color.

To make the custom color the default (for the current shift schedule), return to the Settings tab, confirm that Custom Color is selected and touch the Save button.


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Create/Edit shift schedules

Selecting the Schedules tab takes you to a second-level menu that allows you to Create, Edit, and Delete shift schedules.

Directional arrows in the header allow you to navigate between tabs:

Shift Schedules menu: select a shift schedule from the drop-down list (you must create at least one)

Edit the shift schedule selected in the drop-down list

Delete the shift schedule selected in the drop-down list

Go to Create a Shift Schedule


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Create/Edit manually or paste

Two methods of creating a shift schedule:

Enter the information manually

Paste a schedule from clipboard

Existing schedules are always edited manually.


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Assign colors to platoons
Assign
colors

When you have created and saved a shift schedule, you will be redirected here to assign colors.

Click on each platoon button and select a color for that platoon.

Optionally, select a color for leading/trailing days ("LdTr") and a background color ("BkGr").

If you are defining a schedule with Kelly days, debit days, or RDO's, select an "X" platoon color.


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Access help resources

The Help tab contains links to online help and a list of shift schedules that can be copied and pasted using Paste from Clipboard option.


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Warner Springs, California
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