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PartyPreOrders Help Manual

6     How to Retrieve & Print-Out Your Online Pre-Order Bookings 

a.       Navigate to your customer’s pre-order or date in question, see below image:

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b.       To print-out a single / whole day’s / months output of pre-orders, then highlight the appropriate date(s) on the left hand side (as above image), then if you click:

a.       KITCHEN/FOH (Front of House), you are taken to a screen which will show you a page(s) of meal summaries for each individual pre-order party, which can be printed out for both your waiting staff, as well as acting as your kitchen order. [N.B When printed, the parties are arranged vertically (see image below), which will allow you to cut/guillotine your A4 printouts in half, for more convenient use by your kitchen.]


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To toggle your report layout to become horizontal, then click on ‘Report Layout’ or to return to vertical layout click on ‘Kitchen/FOH Report’.

b.       MEAL REPORT – To return to the above screen click on the date in question on the left hand side, then click ‘Meal Report’. This option will give you a summary of orders for the whole day, and can also be ‘sorted by popularity’ (see below image). This summary will help your kitchen’s ordering and help prevent waste through over-ordering or preparation. 

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c.       TABLE CARDS - No need to laboriously write out your individual diner’s table cards by hand! Return to the date in question, by choosing it from the left hand side and then click on ‘Table Cards’ to create printable Adobe ‘PDF’ pages. [N.B Your computer need to have Adobe Reader Installed – which can be obtained  as a free download from Adobe - http://www.adobe.com/products/reader/ ]

  • TENT CARD FONT - A separate window will open similar to as shown below, allowing you to choose your font. Arial is selected as the default font (as it is easiest to read over diners' shoulders from afar, by waiting staff), but you may prefer to select a hand-writing script for wedding receptions for example.

  • TENT CARD PICTURE / LOGO -  You can also select your choice of personalised photo, clipart or logo for the back of the card.

These images are taken from your own image library (as well as including some stock clipart images of our own), which can be found under 'Setup' on the Left Hand Side navigation menu and where you can upload your own images to our server. [These images can be up to about 50kb in size and can be either JPG, GIF or any Bitmap in format and will be automatically resized and inverted ready to print. For more details, please see section 2 of our main help page:   How to Create Your First Menu – Part 1 - Populating Your Menu ‘Library’ with Course Items (& upload images)]



After 'clicking on the 'Show Table Cards' button above, our server will take up to about a minute to generate your requested table cards, similar to the images below, with six tent cards being printed per A4 page. [In this example, a photo has been used, previously uploaded into our sample image library, to show you that the options to personalise are almost boundless....]



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You can either print out on sheets of A4 card or paper weight of your choice (6 individual tent cards per sheet) and on either white or coloured paper; finally guillotine them into individual cards and fold in half for later table use.

Alternatively, you might prefer  printing on our pre-perforated paper, which you will be able to easily and more quickly separate each individual ‘Table Card’ and fold it in half, so as to make individual  ‘tent cards’, which can be put away safely for later use… 

In the image above of an individual tent card, you will note the importance of description of library courses, as this information is printed out, along with the diner’s name and the party’s ‘group of office name’:


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