Hide Empty Columns on the Calendar

hide-empty-columnsThere’s a new option on the Schedule tab under the “More” menu to “Hide empty columns.”  When checked, this maximizes the screen space devoted to days and staff that actually have appointments or availability.

So you can see just work days, no matter if they don’t happen to be Monday through Friday — or even consecutive!  Just set the view to “Week” and any days when you don’t work are automatically hidden so they don’t take up extra space on your schedule.

You can use “Hide empty columns” with multiple staff in separate columns, too. Then only staff with availability or appointments will show on the schedule, and anyone with the day off will be hidden.  As you move forward or back in time, the staff who are scheduled to work on those days will appear automatically.

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8 comments on “Hide Empty Columns on the Calendar
  1. Jodi Pickett says:

    This will be usefull I’m sure.
    — I would like to suggest being able to block certain hours (ex. 9pm to 6am) when my business will never be doing appointments. Now we have to scroll down from 1am to get the the regular business hours.
    — Also would like to be able to book a ‘personal’ time to block, for example, a three day… or two week… period for vacations, etc. Just the option to change the end time for a personal appointment to being on a different date than the start time.

  2. Kala Smith says:

    it think it would be very beneficial for a comment board for staff to post messages to one another or as a group…that way you don’t have to leave hand written notes on the counter…just a thought

  3. Seth says:

    that message board between staff idea is gold. whens that coming?

  4. I would like to put clients on wait list. Whether they want a specific day or time or first available.

    • Patrick says:

      Thanks for the feedback everyone. Suggestions for a wait list, staff message board, limited hours on the Schedule tab and multi-day events have been passed to the development team. Thanks!

  5. This is awesome! I just added 5 staff members, but there are only ever two people in my massage studio at the same time. This feature makes it easy to look at availability of everyone on one screen. Once again, nice Job Full Slate. One other feature I would love to see, is giving clients the option to search for the availability of two staff members at the same time. I have had a few clients want to book simultaneous appointments, so they can come in and leave together. They have had a difficult time doing this on Full Slate. Thanks for your continuous updates.

  6. Is there a way to eliminate the vertical scrolling calendar space left behind from the hours of non-operation? Such as 12am – 8am then after hours 8pm – 12am. The extra scrolling is a bit useless and makes it harder to stay over your active operation schedule. Thanks.

    • Patrick says:

      Hi Kristy – Sorry, there’s not a way to hide the unavailable hours but I’ll pass your feedback to the product team. The system should automatically scroll to the beginning of your available hours…and then stay where you last left it when you navigate to other areas of the application. Thanks again!

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