Holidays, Vacations, Office Closed

In Schedule Setup, enter holidays, vacations, and days the office is closed.

Enter Holidays

A holiday is an officially recognized holiday like Christmas, not a day that the office is simply closed or the dentist is on vacation. The holiday text will show in the day's cell on the schedule grid and in Graph View. In the Appointment schedule, the day's background will be the color set in Definitions: Appointment Colors, Holiday. To notate the holiday on the appointment schedule, add Blockouts. Holidays are considered when calculating lab case due dates.

  1. In the Main Menu, click Setup, Schedules.
  2. Double click on the day to open the Schedule: Edit Day Window.
  3. If needed, remove all time blocks for the day. To delete multiple time blocks at once, press Ctrl+click to highlight, then click Delete.
  4. In the Practice or Clinic area, click Holiday.
  5. Enter the Holiday text in the Note box, then click OK.

Enter Vacations/Office Closed

To enter information about an employee or provider's vacation or days the office is closed, enter a note. The note text will show in the day's cell on the schedule grid and in Graph View. It will not show in the Appointment module.

  1. In the main menu, click Setup, Schedules.
  2. Double click on the day to open the Edit Day Window.
  3. If needed, remove all time blocks for the day. To delete multiple time blocks at once, press Ctrl+click to highlight, then click Delete.
  4. In the Practice or Clinic area, click Note.
  5. Enter a description (e.g Dr. Smith Vacation, Office Closed), then click OK.

To add holiday or vacation hours to an employee's time card, see Managing Time Cards.