Further down this page, you'll see a view of the program's Message Center,
but immediately below is the Sign-Out board. Take note of the first three
names. Jill Brady is obviously in the office, since she hasn't signed herself
out. Lawrence Crenshaw hasn't even come
to work yet. And Hillsmore Daniels is currently at the Foster Building,
expecting to return at 3:30.
To sign yourself in, all you have to do is to click on the door icon at the top of the screen. If, instead, you were signing yourself out, you would click on the same door, after which you'd be taken to a sign-out detail screen, where you would designate where you were going and when you expected to return.
If you want to view anyone's complete extended description of his whereabouts, simply double-click on that person's name. When you do, you'll be taken to the information screen he filled out just before leaving the office. For instance, if you were to double-click on Thomas Kellerman's name, you would be shown this screen.
Please note that you may also sign someone else in or out by highlighting
his name and then clicking on the door. To discourage misuse of this feature,
the program can track who signs whom in and out.
You might have noticed that the top window on this screen contains whatever general announcements you may wish to broadcast to your co-workers. This is a very handy feature.
Note also the Personal Memo icon on each line at the right side of the screen. Pressing an icon will display general information about the person whose activities are shown on that line. Here is an example of such a memo.
This is the Message Center, where you will find a listing of all new
messages, followed by a display of those messages that you have already read or
have sent to others. In this example, you are CAL, and you are looking at your
To read a message's complete detail, all you would have to do is to double-click on that message. If, for instance, you double-clicked on the third message, you would be shown this screen. If, on the other hand, you wanted to send a message to someone, you could click on the envelope icon at the top of the screen. Doing so would result in this screen.
If you want to find out whether a message you've sent to someone has been read, just double-click on it to find out. For instance, look at the "You need to call Mr. Calloway..." message in the screen's bottom (shaded) window. If you were to double-click on that message, you would be presented with this screen.