TimeMaker Orientation Lesson 1 - Getting Started


TimeMaker Orientation Lesson 1 - Getting Started

The following lesson will open the gates to the powerful TimeMaker.

To start TimeMaker, simply double-click on the TimeMaker icon on your desktop.

The TimeMaker login screen shows up.

Let’s understand what we’re seeing on the login screen:

First we see the Company field. Here is entered the company name, and basically it tells TimeMaker which database to log into. Clicking on the purple wrench icon on the right will lead to a database set up window. Generally, you don’t need to worry about working the settings here.

Next is the Username field. Here you type your TimeMaker username, in our case – COO – it can be a job title, a name, or whatever it’s been set as. The user name is not case sensitive. The blue button to the right of the user name field is where you can change the language TimeMaker will be in – clicking on the button will open the list of languages installed (only in the case where more than one language has been installed), and you can tell the system to change the interface language. For example, let’s click on the button and pick Hebrew – as you can see the interface language changes, and in the case of Hebrew (because Hebrew is written right to left), the direction of the whole set-up also changes to the opposite side.

Next is the password field. This is where you type your password. The password IS case sensitive. I will type it in… As you can see, there is a yellow key next to the password field. This key has three functions. The first position is the one in which you don’t touch it at all. It is the normal, default position and you don’t need to worry about it. But what this default position does, is it tells the system to log in normally and syncronize once the system is online - simple. The second position is used in the case of a password being changed by the administrator. The key gets a sort of question mark displayed over it. This position is rarely used, but will be explained in detail in a future video. The third position forces a full syncronization with the server. It gets a sort of blue arrow over the key and will completely re-syncronize everything upon logging in.

Next is the Outlook selection. Checking this box will tell the system to start TimeMaker with Outlook. When this checkbox is selected, you will notice there are two arrows pointing down that come up here. Clicking on the arrows will give the option to control the way Outlook starts. It says, ”Start Outlook Visibly“– If this is selected you will see Outlook starting. It is selected by default. If it is unselected, Outlook will start with TimeMaker, but you won’t see the Outlook login screen.

Next is the New Connection button. By clicking this button and following various steps, you can gain access to a different database. It is not likely that you will need to use this unless you are an administrator or in other special cases. You also don’t need to worry about it for now.

Next is the Get Help button. Clicking this button opens a pull down menu with the following options:

a. Get support online – Clicking this button will connect you to a TimeMaker expert that will assist you with whatever difficulty you may have. The expert can take control over your screen if you will allow him and effectively guide you through the issue you have.
b. Next is Show Help – This will open the TimeMaker manual.
c. Then there are a few videos that can assist you with almost anything in TimeMaker. The first option, Show Tutorial: Getting Started, will lead you to the video you are actually now watching. The second option, Show All Tutorials, will display a list of every video tutorial currently available explaining the use of TimeMaker.

Next is the Exit button. Clicking this button or pressing escape will close the TimeMaker login screen.

And, lastly is the Login button. Clicking this button starts the login process!

Here we go! We are now logged in to TimeMaker! Welcome…. you are about to get introduced to a major tool, a whole universe that will change the way you work, live, think and create.

Get ready to update the future!

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