Deadlines are tasks that need to be completed but don't necessarily get assigned to anyone. They are simply things that need to happen, like a check list, before the book(s) are sent to trade.
Click on the title you want to work on, from the main Book Production list, and you will be taken to a screen where you can set your Production Deadlines for each of your tasks:
Depending on an applied schedule, already created in Production Admin > Schedule Templates, a set of tasks will appear on this screen. You can apply any of the schedules you created in Schedule Template, by choosing from the drop down menu in the right hand corner.
Or you can edit the schedule by clicking Edit All tab when a pop-up window will show. You can edit your schedule for this particular title. This modifies the tasks assigned to this production project (it does not edit the schedule template):
You can clear all the applied schedule by clicking on the Clear All tab.
When you enter a date for your first task, in the example above it is "Manuscript in", the system will populate the rest of the dates depending on duration timescales in the Schedule you are applying. You can change those dates manually.
Clicking on this symbol a printer symbols will show next to the tasks, marked with red in the image below:
This means that your tasks will show in editorial schedule. If you don't want that just click on the symbol and it will turn pail which means you switched it off.
Give your production project a label, for example: Initial, Test, Reprint 1 etc. Check the box if you want your production on the Check list screen, if it is a Reprint check the reprint checkbox. Generally the auto generated sequence number will be sufficient. If you wish to change the Sequence of your project use the shown sequence field (in the picture above the number is 2).
Use Archived to hide the current project in production list admin. This will generally only be done when the project is complete.
Choose an Editor, Designer and Controller from the drop down menu. Choose the Status of your project from the drop down menu, is it "Ahead of Schedule", "Late Handover" etc., also you can add a Status Note in the blank field.
Click Update when you are finished.