Logbook tab on Mac

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The Logbook tab is where logbook entries are created and viewed. To navigate to the Logbook tab, click the Logbook icon in the top-left of the app window. 

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The Logbook tab is divided into three main sections:

Left Side-Panel

The left side-panel lists the groups. Groups filter flights based on specified criteria. The entries in the group selected will be displayed in the grid view. They will also be the entries used in any reports made in the Reports tab. The side-panels can be re-sized and hidden. For more information, please see How to Slide Open / Closed the side panels on the Mac Logbook Tab.

The left side-panel is divided into six sections:

Logbook

The Logbook section has the All Entries group, which contains every entry in the logbook, and calendar groups, which group entries based on calendar years and months. The Total Time for the group is displayed to the right.

Click on the arrow next to All Entries to display the calendar groups.

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Click on the arrow next to the year to display months.

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The number of past years displayed, and whether or not months will be displayed, can be configured in LogTen Pro > Preferences > General

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Currency

This is where currency groups are displayed. For more information, please see Harnessing the power of Smart Groups on LogTen Pro for Mac.

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Limits

This is where limit groups are displayed. For more information, please see Harnessing the power of Smart Groups on LogTen Pro for Mac.

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Smart Groups

This is where smart groups are displayed. For more information, please see Harnessing the power of Smart Groups on LogTen Pro for Mac.

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Devices

Devices used for WiFi sync will be displayed here. For more information, please see How to WiFi sync - Mac to iOS

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Next Certificate due

If you have expiry Certificates entered in LogTen Pro, this section will display the next closest to expiring.

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+ Button

Click this button to create:

  • New currency groups
  • New limits groups
  • New smart groups
  • New folders (used for smart group organization)

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Grid View

Logbook data can be viewed in a spreadsheet-like format in the grid view. Data fields that are checked in the Preferences menu will be visible here. Please see Explanation of Preferences on Mac for more information.

Creating a New Entry

A new logbook entry is created by clicking the button at the bottom of the grid view (or by pressing [COMMAND] + [N]). The entry can be filled out directly in the grid view, or using the fields in the right side-panel, depending on personal preference.

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If completing the entry in the grid view, double-click the desired field, or use the TAB key to navigate to the next field. Type in the information. As you begin to type, a pop-up window with recent, previously used, and/or pre-installed database options (if available, depending on the type of field being completed) will be displayed. Select the desired option and tap [TAB], or manually complete the field.

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Shortcuts

Some convenient shortcuts which can be used in the grid view include:

  • Next Leg [COMMAND] + [L] = create a new entry with the previous To being auto-filled into From
  • Return [COMMAND] + [R] = create a new entry with the previous To and From being swapped
  • Duplicate [COMMAND] + [D] = create a duplicate of the selected entry

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Organizing the Grid View

Data columns can be resized:

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Data columns can be reordered:

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Data in individual columns can be set to ascending or descending order by clicking on the header:

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Summary

At the bottom of the grid view, a summary of the selected group (selected in the left side panel) is displayed:

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In Grid View, it is possible to Batch Edit entries. See the linked article for more detail.

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Search

The Search Bar in the lower-right corner can be used to search and filter data visible in the grid view. In the following example, searching for KABQ yielded results in the From, To, Approach, and Remarks fields:

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Right Side-Panel

The right side panel is used to display and complete logbook data fields. All data fields that are checked in the Preferences menu will be visible here. Please see Explanation of Preferences on Mac for more information. The side-panels can be re-sized and hidden. For more information, please see How to Slide Open / Closed the side panels on the Mac Logbook Tab.

The right side-panel is divided into 10 sections. Some of these sections will not be visible unless one or more of the data fields contained in the section are selected to be visible. The sections are:

Top Area

Two useful buttons are in the top area. The Flag can be toggled to "flag" the flight, which can be used to filter entries. The padlock icon is used to "lock" the entry, which will prevent any modifications to the entry unless it is "unlocked".

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Flight

The flight section contains all of the fields which have been made visible in the Flight tab of the Preferences menu.

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Time

The time section contains all of the fields which have been made visible in the Time tab of the Preferences menu.

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Duty

The duty section contains all of the fields which have been made visible in the Duty tab of the Preferences menu.

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Crew

The crew section contains all of the crew fields which have been made visible in the People tab of the Preferences menu.

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Landings

The landings section contains all of the fields which have been made visible in the Landings tab of the Preferences menu.

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Operations

The operations section contains all of the fields which have been made visible in the Operations tab of the Preferences menu.

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Passengers

The Passengers section contains all of the passenger fields which have been made visible in the People tab of the Preferences menu.

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Notes

The notes section contains all of the fields which have been made visible in the Notes tab of the Preferences menu.

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Journal

The journal section is visible if the Journal checkbox is checked in the Notes tab of the Preferences menu. Up to six image fields can also be made visible here.

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Shortcuts

Some convenient shortcuts which can be used in the right side-panel include:

Tap the [SPACE] to auto-fill a field with Total Time, then use the [TAB] to advance to the next field:

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You can also Tap the [SPACE] to auto-fill with Duty times

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The Duty times will populate with your preset criteria in the Duty tab. See this article for more info on logging Duty.

Additional assistance with this or any other LogTen Pro issue is available here or by contacting support in the app by going to More > Help > Contact Support

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