How to set various Session Defaults when using Stockbook Live.
A Hint: It will pay to have a look through the Session Defaults within Stockbook Live Entry to see what features are possible.
These instructions guide you through setting up Session Defaults in Stockbook Live Entry. Session Defaults allow you to set certain Defaults for different activities in Stockbook.
When Opening Stockbook Live Entry you have the option of choosing from several activities, this is where you will find your saved session defaults to choose from. If you have not yet made an activity for the task you are looking to complete, click on New Activity.
Click on Setup > Session Defaults.
The above image shows the defaults that can be set on the General tab. They are all fairly self-explanatory. See below for some helpful hints.
You can customise the colour scheme of Stockbook Live Entry. Please be mindful of the effect of using a computer outdoors if you plan to change the colour scheme.
You can customise the sound within your Stockbook Live Entry. You can import different sounds or music from your computer and set them as alarms for either certain tags or animal status. Selecting a sound to be played as the animal is processed removes the need for the user to always be looking at the screen.
Restricted Lists allows you to restrict the options for the above fields when working in Stockbook Live Entry. For example, if you are joining females and only want to see the six sires that you are joining to, then you add them to the restriced list for sires. It is also applicable for mobs, groups, paddocks and user lists.
Required Traits allows you to set what traits appear in the Trait box when working in Stockbook Live Entry. It is useful if you have recorded a lot of traits, and are only interested in seeing a certain few when classing animals.
To Save the Session Defaults that you have just selected, click on Activity > Save As. Then give these defaults a name that will help you select them for future use.
Alternatively, you can click on the Save Layout button at the bottom of the Live Entry screen
The Session Defaults have been developed to help make Stockbook Live Entry more intuitive and customisable. We can't stress enough the need to be aware of what you are recording into Stockbook Live Entry and continually monitoring that all the required information is being recorded. Click here for How do I check that data recorded via live entry has been transfered correctly into stockbook: https://support.practicalsystems.com.au/Articles?id=1921