Another useful feature of the CrewScheduler is the ability to set certain color patterns throughout your calendar. This is useful for organizations that dictate certain work rotations by color - ie. Fire / EMS Departments/ Law Enforcement agencies.
Rotations like "A Shift", "B Shift" and "C Shift" or "Team 1," "Team 2" and "Team 3,"etc. can easily be colored on a rotating pattern.
To set specific Day Colors:
Hover your mouse over the header of each day in the Crew Scheduler. You will notice a 'gear' icon appear, click on the gear icon.
From there, you will be presented with a popup form that allows you to indicate the color for that day, among various other options.
From here, click inside the field next to 'Set Color For The Day'. This will open up a color picker that allows you to chose the color you'd like, in this case red. We have named this color 'A Shift.'
We've also decided that this color should follow the 24/48 work rotation our Fire agency employees work (see How to Schedule Employees), so we've scheduled this color to Repeat on the 1 on / 2 off ("24/48") method. Be sure to click Save after you select the rotation you want to use! We also want it to repeat on all past dates, so we've left 'Also set colors for past dates' on.
Click Save Color and now you'll notice the CrewScheduler header has the new color rule shown in red. Repeat these steps to create any additional rotations your agency may use, such as 'B Shift' or 'C shift.'
You can also see your Day Colors reflect on your Quick Jump calendar as well here:
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