There is a few things to point out in regards to using this planner if you have used a Table Planner before as it has a couple of OPTIONAL extra features than you will not be used to -
1) You can use up to 5 plans at the same time - e.g. if you make a plan with 4 slots and another with 9, when you have 4 tables open it will use the 4 table plan, if you open more it will switch to the 9 table plan.
2) Tables that are on the Waiting List can go to a separate slot which allows you to have more tables open than you have slots for - e.g. if there is 6 slots in your plan, you can be playing on 5 tables in the slots and have another 5 tables in the 'Waiting List Slot' - you can scroll through the waitlist slot with the mouse wheel at any time.
3) You can switch the tables from slot to slot either by 'right click dragging and dropping' or with a hotkey. The drag and drop is simple to use and only requires you to put the cursor above the table you want to drag and hold it down, the drag and release it above the slot you want to switch with - i.e., there is no need to actually drag the table itself.
The first step is to make a plan
If there is already a plan setup and selected on the main TAB (i.e. you are not making your first plan) you need to de-select it - on the 'Main plan' TAB, select the blank space in the dropdown list - this should also clear the numbers from the slots.
Turn off the planner by opening the 'Enable/Disable Planning' Menu until we have finished the plan. It should now look like the picture below.
Open the 'Create a new plan' TAB and enter a plan name. I suggest putting the table count in the name so something like '4 Table Plan' is good - press the button to submit.
Now go the the 'Main Plan' TAB and select the plan
It's time to go ahead and make our plan - this can be done in two ways - filling the slots in automatically or typing them in - if you don't have some other set of co-ordinates from a previous planner you'll want to do this automatically. Note that the width and height for EVERY table are taken from Slot 1.
Open up the number of tables that you want in your plan and lay them out. If you want to tile them you can just press the tile button on any Party Table and they will go into position for you. We'll start with slot 1 - on the Planner GUI press the Set Slot 1 and the move your cursor above the table that is to be slot 1 (must be done within 3 seconds) - when Party EzCASH has gathered the co-ordinates the numbers will appear in the GUI and you will here a beep.
Ok, that's all there is to it, now repeat that for the other three tables - be sure to choose the tables in the order that you would like your tables to fill.
Now it's time to test if our plan worked, move the tables out of the positions we have them in and turn on the planner in the 'Enable/Disable Planning' Menu - the tables should snap into position.
Notes about making a plan
* You can copy another plan if it makes setting up another plan easier - choose that plan on the main plan TAB and then go to the 'Create a new plan' TAB and enter a new plan name and submit - then go back to the main plan TAB and select the new plan name from the drop down list and it will match the other plan.
* You can make a maximum of 5 plans - simply delete an old plan on the main plan TAB if you want to make another and already have 5.
Making a waitlist slot follows the same process - with the planner disabled position a single table where you want the waitlist tables to pile up. Press 'Set Slot' on the 'Waitlist Slot' TAB and move the cursor above the table within three seconds and wait for the co-ordinates to appear in the GUI. Enable the waitlist slot in the 'Waitlist Slot' Menu.
Selecting 'Include all unseated tables' in the waitlist slot menu will allow you to keep your plan tidy by only displaying tables that you are actually seated at - the rest will remain in the waitlist slot. When using Plan Switching, the plan in use takes into account that some tables are in the waitlist slot and they are not included in the total count - for example, if you have a 4 table plan and a 6 table plan, if 6 tables are open but 3 are in the waitlist slot, the 4 table plan will be in use.
You can scroll through the waitlist slot at any time by holding the cursor over the top table and turning the mouse wheel.
Once you take your seat the table will move into the main plan.
You can use up to 5 plans at the same time and they will switch automatically depending on the amount of open tables - e.g. if you make a plan with 4 slots and another with 9, when you have 4 tables open it will use the 4 table plan, if you open more than 4 the planner will switch to the 9 table plan.
The Plan with the HIGHEST slot count is selected as your main plan on the 'Main Plan' TAB.
Once you have selected your 'Main Plan' , open the 'Plan Switching' TAB.
The plan with the lowest slot total is selected as # 1 as shown in the picture . The plan with the second lowest slot total is selected as # 2 and so on as shown in the picture below.
Notice how the < figures are set up in relation to how many slots there are in a plan. For example, if a plan has 4 slots you would select If < 5 switch to '4 Table plan' as I have done in the picture.
You can disable any of the plans by un-checking the control.
Lastly, enable in the plan switching menu.
No title and border - you can strip the titlebar and side borders off your tables to maximize screen space. This is reasonably difficult to create and plan using this technique but it is described in detail in the 'No title and border tutorial'.
Beep at plan switch - makes a noise when the plan is going to switch if you have plan switching enabled - helps avoid mis-clicks.
Swap tables between two slots - you can do this with a hotkey or by drag and drop - make your choice in the 'Slot Switching Style' Menu. With the hotkey, just hold the cursor over the first table and press the key, then press the key again over the slot you want to exchange with. To right click drag and drop, move the cursor anywhere over a table and hold down the right click button on your mouse - drag it to the slot you want to swap with and release the button. Note that you don't need to actually drag the table itself.
Ok, that's it, enable the Planner and away you go!