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Definitions: Blockout Types

Use the Blockouts definition to set up the text and background color of Blockouts available in the Appointment schedule. Requires the Setup permission.

Note:
To customize the color of blockout text, see Definitions: Appointment Colors.

  1. In the Main Menu, click Setup, Definitions, then select Blockout Types.

    The Flags column indicates the selected Usage selection for the blockout type.

    • DC: 'Disable Cut/Copy/Paste' is checked.
    • NS: 'Block appointments scheduling' is checked.

  2. Click Add to add a new blockout type, or double-click a blockout type to edit.
  3. Name: Enter a name for the blockout. This will show on the appointment schedule.
  4. Usage: Check a box to assign usage for the blockout type.
    • Block appointments scheduling: When checked, appointments cannot be scheduled over this blockout type.
    • Disable Cut/Copy/Paste: When checked, the individual cut blockout, copy blockout, and paste blockout options are disabled for this blockout type.
  5. Color: Click the color box to select the color of the blockout.
  6. Click OK to save.

Reorder Blockout Types

On the main Definitions window, highlight a type, then click the up/down arrow.

Hide a Blockout Type

There are two ways to hide a type so it is no longer an option.

  • On the main Definitions window, select the item, then click Hide.
  • On the Edit Definition window, check the Hidden box.

We recommend also moving the item to the bottom of the list. To show a hidden item, open the Edit Definition window and uncheck the Hidden box.

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