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Opening a Log

There are multiple ways that you can Open/select a log.

  • First and the most direct is to click on the dashboard "notices"

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This will take to directly to the first log on the list.



  • Second is to click on Logs on the Dashboard

This will open the log window just like the notice on the Dashboard If you have more that one station it will be blank and you will have to pick your station from the dropdown shown:

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Should you get this Warning:

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Clicking Yes: Will take you to the log that needs to be reconciled.

Clicking NO opens up the Select Log window, allowing you to scroll through all of your logs and selecting the one you want:

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  • Third way to Select a log is in the Log itself. You can "Open" the Select log window.

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This can be done two ways. Either click Open under "File" or click the folder icon.



  • Forth way is in the Log and this uses the Green Arrows:

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These are labeled "Previous Log" and "Next Log" Simply clicking either will move you forward or back through logs.

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Cant open a Log

In the event you try and open the log and you get this:
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It is being used or not used but left on, Or Someone exited RT while in the log. Contact your admin and have them follow the next steps:

Right click File, then click Open, to get the next window:
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Right click on the Date marked Open, The Close box pops up.
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Left click to close the date.

You should now have access.



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Main Menu

The main menu has a lot in it and we must discuss this first to make your Log working much easier and faster if you know about these things.

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File Dropdown

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  • Open - Opens a Log based on dates listed
  • Save - Saves a log to the database.
  • Lock - Locks a log, assigns carts, exports the log to automation.
  • Begin Reconciliation - Can only be done on a log that had played. reconciles what has played and compares it with the aired log from automation.
  • Commit Reconciliation - Can only see after begin Reconciliation has bee completed. Will commit that days logs to the invoice. This is just a check to make sure everything is right, giving you a chance to check the days logs.
  • Reverse - If you need to reverse a Committed Reconciliation.
  • Export Automation - If you want to export a Locked log to an Automation system.
  • Print - To print the log
  • Print Preview -To preview a printed log.
  • Close - To close the log.



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View Dropdown

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  • Reset - This resets the log page to base settings.
  • Summary - See Below.
  • Missing Copy Summary - See Below.
  • Rotation Assignment - See Below.

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Summary

Because the Log is a sequential list that needs to be edited (and reviewed) based on the times; we provide the log summary as a means to see the information organize in any manner that you wish.

This window is launched by using the main menu of the Log (View->Log Summary).

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  • Main Menu

  • File
    • Print
      Prints the current view.
    • Print Preview
      Print previews the current view.
    • Export
      Exports the current view to an electronic document of your choosing.
    • Close
      Closes the window.
  • View
    • Reset
      Resets the view (modified using MyViews) to the factory-original state.

  • Main Body

The main body of the window represents the actual log summary. You can leverage the capabilities provided by MyViews to present/view the information in a way that best represents how you want to organize the information.

  • Default Columns


  • Additional Columns


  • Hot Keys

Regardless of type highlighted item.

  • F1
    Launches the context-aware help.
  • Esc or F6
    Closes the window.
  • CTRL+O
    Open
  • CTRL+P
    Print
  • CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+R
    Rotation Lookup

When highlighted on a avail, automation command or log note.

  • CTRL+G
    Goto Hour
  • Enter
    Modify Log Item
  • Ins or F4
    Write On (during reconciliation).
  • Del
    (Pre-Locked) Remove Log Item.
    (Locked) Force Bump Spot.
  • Home
    Moves the highlight to the top of the log.
  • End
    Move the highlight to the bottom of the log.
  • +
    Expand avail.
  • -
    Collapse avail.

When highlighted on a spot.

  • Enter
    Open Spot.
  • Ins or F4
    Write On (during reconciliation).
  • Del
    (Pre-Locked) Bump spot.
  • CTRL+N
    Filtered Log Summary.
  • CTRL+G
    Goto Hour
  • CTRL+Up
    Move spot up.
  • CTRL+Dn
    Move spot down.

When highlighted on a bumped spot.

  • Enter
    Open contract.
  • Home
    Moves the highlight to the top of the list.
  • End
    Move the highlight to the bottom of the list.

When highlighted on an invalid copy item.

  • Enter
    Open contract.
  • Del
    Bumps highlighted spot from the log.
  • Home
    Moves the highlight to the top of the list.
  • End
    Move the highlight to the bottom of the list.

When highlighted on a make good.

  • Enter
    Open contract.
  • Home
    Moves the highlight to the top of the list.
  • End
    Move the highlight to the bottom of the list.



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Missing Copy Summary

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If you have special spots under the Invalid Copy tab under the schedule, navigate to the View drop-down menu and select Missing Copy Summary. You can print or export the report to help you identify the missing copy issues.

To print the log with cart numbers on it, after locking the log navigate to the File drop-down menu and select Print, or use the Print icon on the toolbar.
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The logs must be locked or unlocked in chronological order. This means that before you can lock the log for Friday all the logs for all previous days need to be locked.



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Rotation Assignments

You will only see this if you are looking at a "Locked" or "Invoiced" Log

Please see this in LogLocked



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Tools Dropdown

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  • Log Elements.
    • Avails - See Below.
    • Automation Commands - See Below.
    • Log Notes - See Below.
    • Programs - See Below.
  • Templates - See Below.
  • Programs - See Below.

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Avails

This opens up the Avail window from settings.

See AvailTypes.

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Automation Commands

The Automation Command window is where you go to add the commands to trigger to your automation system.

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Main Menu

  • File
    • New - Creates a new item.
    • Open - Opens the highlighted item.
    • Print - Prints the existing visible list.
    • Print Preview - Print previews the existing visible list.
    • Close - Closes the window.
  • View
    • Trashed - Checkmark on or off to show Trashed Avail Types.
    • Reset - Using MyViews you can design a layout that best suites your personal working style; this option serves as a means to reset the layout to "factory original".
    • Refresh F5 a page refresh.

The new window within Log notes:

When you click the new button, The new Automation Command window will open:

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Place the Name you want, Add the Command for you automation system, then add the cart#, click OK to save.

EC If you don't have a cart number you have to add a space in the cart# box.

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  • Name - The name of the Avail.
  • Command - The Command.
  • Cart# - The cart #

Context Menu

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  • Open - Opens the highlighted item.
  • New - Creates a new item.
  • Merge - Provides the ability to merge the selected item with another. You highlight the item you want to merge (remove), right click, select Merge. Upon doing so, you will be prompted with a list of the other items to select which item you wish to merge to (keep). Everywhere where the merged (removed) item is currently in use will automatically be replaced (updated) with the selected (kept) item.
  • Trash - This places the Avail in a Trashed state which hides it unless you have the "trashed" checkmark under View in the main menu. You can at anytime right click on a trashed item and Untrash it.

  • Usage'

Within the log you can right click on an Avail within the log, move down to the ADD select bar and then over to the Automation Command:

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Which bring up the Add Automation Command window.

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Just pick your Automation Command from the dropdown place in the time you want the note and click OK.



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Log Notes

If you want to add a note to your log you can go to Log notes and create one to save and use over and over or create many to use at your discretion.

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Within this window is a list of your saved notes to choose from.

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Main Menu

  • File
    • New - Opens the New window. see below.
    • Open - Opens the highlighted section in the New window for changes
    • Print - Prints the current view.
    • Print Preview - Print previews the current view.
    • Close - Closes the window.
  • View
    • Trashed - Check on and off to view the trashed notes (Have to see trashed to untrash.
    • Reset - Resets the view to the factory-original state.
    • Refresh F5 - Clicking F5 refreshes the window'

Columns

  • Name - The name of the Avail.

Context Menu

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  • Open - Opens the highlighted item.
  • New - Creates a new item.
  • Merge - Provides the ability to merge the selected item with another. You highlight the item you want to merge (remove), right click, select Merge. Upon doing so, you will be prompted with a list of the other items to select which item you wish to merge to (keep). Everywhere where the merged (removed) item is currently in use will automatically be replaced (updated) with the selected (kept) item.
  • Trash - This places the Avail in a Trashed state which hides it unless you have the "trashed" checkmark under View in the main menu. You can at anytime right click on a trashed item and Untrash it.

The new window within Log notes:

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Place your note and click OK to save.

  • Usage

Within the log you can right click on an Avail within the log, move down to the ADD select bar and then over to the Log Notes:

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Which bring up the Add LOG Note window.

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Just pick your note from the dropdown place in the time you want the note and click OK.

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Programs

If you want to add a Program to your log you can go to the Programs window and create one to save and use over and over or create many to use at your discretion.

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Within this window is a list of your programs to choose from.

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Main Menu

  • File
    • New - Opens the New window. See below.
    • Open - Opens the highlighted section in the New window for changes.
    • Print - Prints the current view.
    • Print Preview - Print previews the current view.
    • Close - Closes the window.
  • View
    • Trashed - Check on and off to view the trashed notes (Have to see trashed to untrash.
    • Reset - Resets the view to the factory-original state.
    • Refresh F5 - Clicking F5 refreshes the window.

Columns

  • Name - The name of the Avail.
  • Cart# - The cart #

Context Menu

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  • Open - Opens the highlighted item.
  • New - Creates a new item.
  • Merge - Provides the ability to merge the selected item with another. You highlight the item you want to merge (remove), right click, select Merge. Upon doing so, you will be prompted with a list of the other items to select which item you wish to merge to (keep). Everywhere where the merged (removed) item is currently in use will automatically be replaced (updated) with the selected (kept) item.
  • Trash - This places the Avail in a Trashed state which hides it unless you have the "trashed" checkmark under View in the main menu. You can at anytime right click on a trashed item and Untrash it.

The new window within Programs:

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Place your programs add a cart# and click OK to save.

  • Usage

Within the log you can right click on an Avail within the log, move down to the ADD select bar and then over to Programs:

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Which bring up the Add Programs window.

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Just pick your program from the dropdown Add the Cart# with the length of the spot and click OK.

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Templates

This is where the Templates add-on Icon is on the Log

See Log_Templates





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Options

Under the Tools Main Menu is The Options tab:

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From there you open up the Options window:

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  • Print pane

In this window you can select how you want your logs printed. And check the boxes that you wish.

  • Colors Pane

In this window you can change the color of individual things within the log. choose what you want colored then use the dropdown to change the color of the desired avail or conflicts.



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Log Dropdown

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  • Expand All - Expands the entire log to open every placement.
  • Collapse All -Collapse the log down to just the breaks.
  • Write on Spot - See Below.
  • Automatic Placement -See Below.
  • Bump All Spots - Bumps all spots making the log empty.

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Write on Spots

Spots can be manually added to a log after it has been locked:

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You will first need to make sure there is a contract entered to include this spot.

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Columns

Standard

  • Advertiser: Customer
  • Rate: The Rate of the Spot
  • Length: The length of time of the spot
  • Priority: The priority as listed on the Contract
  • Start Time: Start time of the spot
  • End Time: End Time of the Spot
  • Contract#: Contract number.
  • Product: The product type listed on the contract

Additional

  • Avail Type: See Availtypes
  • End Date: The Contract effective end date (determined based on the Contract line items).
  • P.Conflict: The primary Conflict entered on the Contract.
  • Quantity: as places on the weekly schedule set by the contract.
  • Rotation: Yes or no it has a rotation
  • S.Conflict: The Secondary Conflict entered on the Contract.
  • Sales Person: The SalesPerson entered on the Contract.
  • Target Date:

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Automatic Placement

The Automatic Placement button allows you to quickly place all the spots into the log automatically. This may leave a few spots that have to be manually 'Drag and dropped". The reasons for these left-over spots are usually 2 issues:


  • New contracts applied to a saved log- When a contract is updated or new and the log is saved. the log will post these new spots will be in the bumped list.

This is a good place to talk about Composite Avail Types.

Composite Avail Types

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Rules

The automatic placement process honors all of the following "rules":

  • Station - When a Contract is defined, the Station on the ContractLineItem is used to further align a spot with a particular Log. With regards to the Log, the Station determines several specific scheduling criteria:
    • Station Scheduling Weight - Sometimes you want to give more weight to the rate of spots, other times you may want to have more control by giving more weight to the "placement level" that you define. This can be configured according to your preference as to what will be given more weight first, second, etc. If all things being equal on the first, the second is evaluated and so forth.
    • Log Generation - The number of days into the future that the "structure" of a Log is generated so that scheduling can take place.
  • Format - Additionally, Formats are defined on a per Station basis. Each Format defines several details regarding the "how" a Log should be structured; specifically regarding the scheduling of spots, the avails (see AvailType) are added defining the when, available time and maximum number of spots that can be placed. It is also possible to "weight" these avails to create preferential placement on a per avail basis.
    • Avail - See AvailType.
    • Priority - A number 1 and 9 that defines the weight in relation to other avails defined. You can leave the priority set to nothing (blank); these will be treated as the lowest priority (if, of course, any other entries actually contain a number).
  • Target Date - On a ContractLineItem, you define a date range and within this range, possibly a pattern to target one or more days of the week (or using Daily scheduling to target specific calendar date(s)). When the Contract is approved, spots are created to target the defined criteria and each "target date" is used to determine which Log the individual spots should land.
  • Start Time - The Start Time and End Time fields on a ContractLineItem define the range of time that a particular spot can be placed.
  • End Time - See Start Time.
  • Avail Type - On the ContractLineItem, you define where you want spots for this billing line to fall; this aligns with the respective Avail entries contained on Station Formats.
  • Primary Conflict - Each Contract can have a primary Conflict and secondary Conflict defined that will be applied (restrict). The placement of scheduled spots will not place within the defined criteria; which can be defined on an avail Format or minute (time) basis with a related separation amount that represents the amount accordingly. It is possible to set the Conflict to None; effectively removing the restrictions. However, other surrounding spots may still have Conflicts and those will still have the restriction(s) applied as expected.
  • Secondary Conflict - See Primary Conflict.
  • Override Conflicts - Each ContractLineItem can further define whether or not to participate in Conflict rules; to not participate, place a check mark next to this field. Effectively works the same as setting the Primary Conflict and Secondary Conflict to None; but on a per ContractLineItem basis.
  • Customer Separation - You can define, on a Customer basis, the amount of minimum separation that will be applied (restricted). This can either be on a avail Format or minute (time) basis and the related separation amount is the amount respectively.
  • Override Customer Separation - Each ContractLineItem can further define whether or not to participate in the Customer defined separation. (See Override Conflicts above.)

  • Spot Placement

Taking all of the information into account, the list of available spots is first sorted by using a number that is a composite of the Station Scheduling Weight described above and a separate list of available locations on a Log is determined.

Using these two lists, the placement engine starts with the high priority spot and works it's way through to the last spot on the list. For each spot, a list of avails is determined and sorted by priority; again using all of the above criteria. For each priority level (See Format), an avail is determined at random. Once all of the avails have been evaluated, the next priority level is processed accordingly. Each spot is attempted to be placed into these avails verifying that all of the rules are not being violated. If a particular avail does not work, it is removed from the list for this spot and another one is chosen at random. If all avails have been exhausted, the spot remains on the bump list.

  • Copy Assignment

When the Log is locked, the Copy assignment process is executed. Through this process, the Copy associated with each Contract is evaluated (and potentially rotated if used) to assign a legal piece of Copy based on all of the rules defined to a particular spot. This determination is also done in the background (without the rotation aspect) to assist in notifying you that there are potentially spots that will not be able to have Copy assigned. If using an AutomationSystem, the Log will not allow locking until all spots that have missing Copy are resolved by either getting Copy assigned or removing the spot(s) from the Log.

  • Notes

It is important to remember that the only point where automatic placement occurs without User interaction is if, which, in of itself is a User interaction, the Log is opened and currently contains no spots on the actual log; meaning all of the spots are still on the bump list. These spots do not "save" on the Log until the Log is actually saved.

You can use the Bump All Spots menu/button to remove all spots back to the bump list and subsequently use Automatic Placement to start from anew. To get the best possible results, this is the method that can provide the best opportunity for placement given that everything that can be on the Log is evaluated at the same time.

You can also use the Bump by            context menus (available on the Log) to bump spots by a wide assortment of criteria and capabilities. Automatic Placement can be run at any time throughout the Log editing process; regardless of how many spots are already on the Log. This means you can bump all spots of a particular placement level and then re-run the Automatic Placement process to re-process those items that are now in the bump list.

There is nothing in the system that will "automatically bump" spots; this is because doing so may produce undesirable results, possibly undoing work that you've spent considerable amount of time. Again, we do not do anything automatically with regards to the Log without your express consent (actions). We strive to make this all as easy as we can while still providing you a much control as you may desire in the process.







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Log Editor

The log editor is where you will bring together everything related to Customers, Copy, Rotations and Contracts to create the schedule that is typically be sent to the Automation System to go on-air. Also, the log editor window is where you to reconcile what aired, which is what actually creates and populates the invoices for billing. This reconciliation process can be done more efficiently by leveraging the assisted reconciliation capabilities we have with many Automation_Systems. The log can be launched directly from the Dashboard.

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The log editor window has your schedule at the top and some tabs at the bottom are spots that need your attention.

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Toolbar

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The toolbar across the top of the window provides access to several common useful tools.

  • Station
    Select a different station.
  • Open
    Select which log (by date) to load.
  • Save
    Save any current changes made to this log.
  • Lock
    Lock (and save if necessary) the active log; exporting the result to your defined automation system.
  • Print
    Print the log.
  • Previous Log
    Close the current log and load the previous days log.
  • Next Log
    Close the current log and load the next days log.
  • Expand All
    Expand all avails.
  • Collapse All
    Collapse all avails.
  • Bump All
    Remove all spots from the log and place them on the bump list.
  • Execute Automatic Placement
    Attempt to schedule all spots in the bump list to the log.
  • 00 - 23
    Jump to hour.

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Hot Keys

Log edit window

  • F1 : Launches the help system (requires correctly configured web browser).
  • Enter : Opens the Add Avail on empty spot. Shows the Contract if the spot is placed.
  • Del : Removes the selected spot.
  • CTRL+O : Opens the Select Log window to move to a different log day.
  • CTRL+G : Opens the Go To window, Select a time and go straight there.
  • CTRL+N : Opens the Log Summary window
  • CTRL+P : Prints that days log.
  • Up Arrow : Moves navigation up.
  • Down Arrow : Moves the navigation down.
  • CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+R - Rotation Lookup?
  • F6 - Close
  • Home - Jumps log to the first days spot.
  • End - Jumps log to the Last days spot.
  • Plus - Expand
  • Minus - Collapse

Within a spot

  • Enter - Open
  • Insert, F4 - Write On
  • Delete - Bump
  • CTRL+N - Summary
  • CTRL+G - Goto
  • CTRL+Up - Move Spot Up
  • CTRL+Dn - Move Spot Down







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Scheduling Spots

As you open a log for the first time, RT places spots according the the scheduling lines created in your contracts. Then you have two options to make changes manually to the log:

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Drag and drop each spot into an avail. Highlight a single spot on the schedule by clicking on it. Drag the spot to a different order in the same break, into a different break, or down to the bump list.

At anytime you can Bump all spots, This removes all spots from the schedule and places them in the Bump list below the schedule.





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Modify Log Elements

TODO - Need to discuss how to modify a days log so that it modifies the structure of all future logs of the same day; if so desired.





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Log Context Menu

Right Click on any individual avail will bring up a box with a lot you can do:

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Bump

The BUMP menu is used removing items from the breaks. There are many options for removing spots.

  • This Spot
    Bumps the spot highlighted.
  • This Customer
    Bumps all spots for the Customer whose spot is currently highlighted.
  • This Contract
    Spots placed by this Contract
  • Spot(s) in this avail
    Bumps all spots from current avail.
  • All Spots
    All spots currently on the log.
  • All spots by Avail type
    Bumps all spots in the avail types of the currently highlighted spot.
  • All spots by Conflict
    Bumps all spots with the same conflict type of currently highlighted spot.
  • All spots by Length
    Bumps all spots of the same length of the highlighted spot.
  • All spots by Placement level
    Bumps all spots the the same Placement level of currently highlighted spot.
  • All spots by Product
    Bumps all spots with the same Product of the currently highlighted spot.
  • All spots by Rate
    Bumps all spots with the same Rate of the currently highlighted spot
  • All spots by Sales Person
    Bumps all spots with the Sales Person of the currently highlighted spot

★ Feature not available in Essentials.

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Add

The ADD option gives you the opportunity to add any element to the template that you could add from the templates editor in the administrator section of the program.

EC You can see these 4 abilities above in the Tools>Elements.

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Modify

The MODIFY option allows you to edit any item on the log template. (I.E. change a break from 3 to 4 minutes, change 6 units to 8, etc.)
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Remove

The REMOVE option allows you remove a break or other log element entirely.

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Apply From

You can apply from any date in the list from the window:
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Apply Template

The Apply TEMPLATE option allows you to add any template created in the Administration > Template section of the program. This is where you insert special templates for events like sports broadcasts.
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Note: Once these templates have been inserted into the format, you CANNOT undo this change.





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Tabs Pane

The bottom half of the log editor window holds spots that require attention:

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These include spots that have been bumped, excess inventory, and all spots with invalid copy.

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Bumps

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This shows you all of your spots that are awaiting placement within the log. From here you can drag and drop them into a spot.

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Columns

Default Columns

  • Customer: The Customer of the bumped spot as per the contract.
  • Rate - Rate per Spot/Oar play.
  • Length: The length of the spot.
  • Placement: The Placement.
  • Start Time - Start time of Copy/Oar.
  • End Time: The time of day the spot/Oar runs to.
  • Quantity: Quantity, the amount of spots.
  • Contract#: The Number of the contract.
  • Product: The product if you added one to the Contract page.
  • P. Conflict: The Primary conflicts.

Additional Columns

  • Agency: If the contract has an agency.
  • Comment: If there is a comment place on the spot/Oar.
  • End Date: The end date of the spot/Oar.
  • Owner: The owner of the contract.
  • PrePay: If this is a Prepay. check marked on the contract.
  • Revenue Source: See RevenueSources.
  • Revenue Type: See RevenueTypes.
  • S. Conflict: The secondary conflict.
  • Sales Person: The Salesperson.
  • Sep Amt: The Separation Amount. The number between Avails or minutes. see conflicts.
  • Sep Type: The Separation Type. Either avails or minutes.
  • Spread: The list of times this spot played for that log.
  • Start Date: The start date of the spot/Oar.
  • Target Date: The date of the bump.

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Context Menu

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  • View Contract: Pulls up the Contract connected to this bumped spot.
  • Print Preview: Previews a printable page for todays bump list
  • Execute Automatic Placement: Same as the button under Log in the Main menu.
  • Reschedule: Opens up a "Date to Reschedule" window. Pick a new date, click ok to move bump to that day.
  • Trash: To trash a bumped spot.

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Usage

Place the spots from the Bump list into the schedule by clicking the Execute Automatic Placement icon in the tool bar, or drag and drop them into the schedule.

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Hot Keys

  • Enter - View Contract
  • CTRL+N - Summary
  • F6 - Close
  • Home
  • End



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Invalid Copy

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Columns

Default Columns

  • Sales Person: The Salesperson.
  • Owner: The owner of the contract.
  • Customer: The Customer of the bumped spot as per the contract.
  • Contract#: The Number of the contract.
  • Time: Time on the log this copy was declared invalid
  • Reason: The reason the copy became invalid.

Additional Columns


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Context Menu

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  • View Contract: Pulls up the Contract connected to this bumped spot.
  • Print Preview: Previews a printable page for todays bump list
  • Remove: Removes that Invalid Copy to the Bump list.

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Usage

You can check the contract to see why it may be invalid, or remove it to the bump list.

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Hot Keys

  • Enter - View Contract
  • Delete - Remove From Log (Bump)
  • F6 - Close
  • Home
  • End



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Make Goods

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Columns

Default Columns

  • Customer: The Customer of the bumped spot as per the contract.
  • Rate - Rate per Spot/Oar play.
  • Length: The length of the spot.
  • Start Date: The start date of the spot/Oar.
  • End Date: The end date of the spot/Oar.
  • Start Time - Start time of Copy/Oar.
  • End Time: The time of day the spot/Oar runs to.
  • Quantity: Quantity, the amount of spots.
  • Contract#: The Number of the contract.
  • Product: The product if you added one to the Contract page.
  • P. Conflict: The Primary conflicts.
  • Avail Type: The type of Avails.

Additional Columns


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Context Menu

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  • View Contract: Pulls up the Contract connected to this bumped spot.
  • Print Preview: Previews a printable page for todays bump list
  • Reschedule: Opens up a "Date to Reschedule" window. Pick a new date, click ok to move bump to that day.
  • Trash: To trash a bumped spot.

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Usage



To reschedule Make Good spots, drag and drop them onto the schedule from the log editor.

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  • Enter - View Contract
  • CTRL+N - Summary
  • F6 - Close
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FAQ

What is the best way to set up my log summary so I can view times spots are to air? All I really want to see is the customers, so if I decide to print the report I don't have a bunch of wasted paper.

  • Right click on any column header and choose the "Column Chooser" tool from the context menu.
  • In the "Column Chooser" window, click and drag the "Event Type" column to a position on the column header.
  • Close the "Column Chooser" window by clicking on the "X" (upper right hand corner).
  • Hover your mouse over the "Event Type" column until you see a small funnel appear in the right hand corner of the columns header.
  • Clicking on the funnel will present a list of existing "Event Type" entries; click on the "Spot" entry.

Doing so creates a filter that reduces the information to just the entries that are of "Event Type" "Spot". You can see this filter is active by looking in the lower left hand corner of the view. Adjust the columns you'd like to have and use the File->Print main menu to send it to your printer.

How to handle special events/holidays?

When you have a special event like a sports broadcast, live remote or holiday, you may need to make changes to the format for a short time or one day. RadioTraffic allows you to make those changes without having to completely rework and resave your format.

To add a sporting broadcast or other event that is not the entire day long, create a template for the event in your Administration > Templates section as you would for a template to build a full 24 hour format. Make sure that you have something in the template at the very top of the template. (00:00:00) Save as a template.

For a holiday log that will preempt an entire day, make the template the same way you would build a 24 hour format but save it as a template.

To insert into the log, open the log for the day you need to place the special template. Right click anywhere in the log and you will get a list of options.

Not seeing the Target Date (or other column) on bottom list(s)?

If you don’t see the target date, put your mouse in the column header area and right click and do a column chooser and choose target date

Can I move Saturdays scheduled spots to run on Friday instead without changing the order?

If this was a spots per week order you could use the spots from Saturday on Friday but if it is a weekly order than you can only use the spots after they were scheduled to run not before.

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Log
   Opening a Log
   Cant open a Log
Main Menu
   File Dropdown
View Dropdown
   Summary
   Missing Copy Summary
   Rotation Assignments
Tools Dropdown
   Avails
   Automation Commands
      Main Menu
         Columns
         Context Menu
   Log Notes
      Main Menu
         Columns
         Context Menu
   Programs
      Main Menu
         Columns
         Context Menu
   Templates
   Options
Log Dropdown
   Write on Spots
      Columns
   Automatic Placement
      Rules
Log Editor
   Toolbar
   Hot Keys
Scheduling Spots
Modify Log Elements
Log Context Menu
   Bump
   Add
   Modify
   Remove
   Apply From
   Apply Template
Tabs Pane
   Bumps
      Columns
      Context Menu
      Usage
      Hot Keys
   Invalid Copy
      Columns
      Context Menu
      Usage
      Hot Keys
   Make Goods
      Columns
      Context Menu
      Usage
      H0t Keys
FAQ
Additional Information