The "News Settings" panel is used for creating the list of authors, presenters, workflow steps and Story types for the Story objects. To open the "News Settings" panel use the "News options" command from the "Server and database settings" submenu launched by right-clicking the required database:
The "Authors" tab contains the detailed list of authors - people narrating the Story.
On the "Authors" tab, press the "Add new" button, specify the author’s name and his reading speed in words per minute.
|If reading speed is not specified, the default value is set according to the Default RR parameter value defined on "Global parameters" tab.
Check the "Disable" option to temporarily disable the author from appearing in the authors list in Story Editor.
Press the "Save" button to create new author and add the record to the table below.
To refresh the list of authors, use the "Refresh" button.
To delete the specified author, select it in the table and press the "Delete" button.
The "Presenters" tab contains the detailed list of presenters - people who introduce a show, link items, interview guests. The tab contains the same settings as the "Authors" tab:
The "Workflow steps" tab within the "News Settings" panel allows you to manage workflow steps lists for the Story objects:
To add a new workflow step, press the "Add new" button; enter the desired step name via the keyboard and specify its order value by pressing the buttons or via the keyboard.
|In case the same order value is assigned for several workflow steps, they are arranged in the list in alphabetical order.
By pressing the corresponding "Select" button you can assign font and background color that will be displayed in the "Step name" column of the "News Settings" dialog:
|To enable the background color selecting function, deselect the checkbox in the "Transparent" column next to the desired workflow step.
The font and background color settings will also be applied for the "Workflow step" column in the News Program Manager dialog in Cinegy Desktop:
|To learn more about News Program Manager, refer to the News Program Manager section in the Cinegy Desktop Manual.
The "Story types" tab allows user to create different Story types for the Story objects and individually specify the font and background colors for each type:
To add a new Story type, press the "Add new" button; enter the desired type name via the keyboard and specify its order value by pressing the buttons or via the keyboard.
|In case the same order value is assigned for several story types, they are arranged in the workflow steps list in alphabetical order.
|To enable the background color selecting function, remove the selection of the "Transparent" checkbox.
Changing the font and background color settings will be applied in both Story Editor and News Program Manager:
The "Type" column within News Program Manager
The "Type" drop-down list in Story Editor