Help for MyCorbu Architectural Bookkeeping
Initial Setup And Entering Time
This User Guide will introduce you to the key information that you need in order to use MyCorbu for timekeeping. Other HELP articles will introduce you to additional features.
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When you follow a link to the app, you will see the login page first. Enter your email address and password into the provided boxes and click SIGN IN.
Going to the MyCorbu website and clicking the APP menu item takes you to the Login page.
Timesheet Page Of App
Once you have submitted your login credentials you will be taken to this view of the app. There are two things to notice on this page.
First is the Timesheet menu item. You will click here to access your personal Timesheet if you are on a different page of the App.
Second is your account access link that identifies who is logged into MyCorbu on this browser.
When you are first added to your organization's account, your password is set to a standard password. For security's sake you should change your password to something unique and hard to guess.
One reasonably strong password strategy is to use three or more unrelated words separated by numbers or special characters. Misspelling the words is even better.
An example: Grean9busbouy$baseket9
To change your password, click on the "Account Settings" link. Below your name and email address is a box to enter your current password. Below that are two boxes to use to enter and confirm your new password. Click SUBMIT and your password has been changed. You can change your password anytime.
Keep your password somewhere safe for future reference.
There are three sections to your Timesheet. At the top is your personal Timesheet (that needs to be set up as described next). Below your Timesheet are several menu buttons, and below the buttons is a table of all your past time records.
Set Timesheet Display
Here is how to set up the Project-Phases that you want displayed on your Timesheet.
Click the button that reads "Update Your Timesheet Display".
The table of displayed Project-Phases appears. This is what it will look like after you add some Project-Phases.
Click the button above the table that is labeled "Add Project-Phase To Display".
The form that appears has a drop down listing of all active Project-Phases. Select one. Click "Yes" to display it. Click SUBMIT.
Repeat for all Project-Phases you want to start each day with on your Timesheet.
You can modify your selections whenever you wish.
NOTE: the app adds the selected Project-Phases to your Timesheet overnight, so these will appear starting the next day. Overnight, all time records will be removed that still register '0.00' hours, noticeable by the yellow highlight.
TIP: If you often complete your time entries the following day, enter an odd amount, say 1.11, that will prevent your record from being removed AND signal its incomplete status.
Ways To Enter Time
There are three ways to enter time on your Timesheet.
1. The easiest way to enter time is to simply click on the 'hours' cell of your Timesheet table at the top of the page. A box appears in which you enter the number of hours in decimal format and click SUBMIT. If you work on this Project-Phase again later the same day, simply click in the cell again and update the time entry. If you need to update the Description, you can add to the existing description.
2. The second way is similar, except that rather than clicking in the 'hours' cell, you click the edit link in the row that you want to edit. This opens a form, allowing you to edit Date, Project-Phase, Hours, and Description at the same time. This is an editing function, so if you change the date or the Project-Phase, then you overwrite the previous time entry. If you want to add rather than update, use the third method.
3. The third way is to click the button reading ADD TIME ENTRY. This brings up a blank form with today's date entered. This form requires you to select a Project-Phase, and enter your hours. A Description may be entered, too. You will need this form for all entries until you set up your Timesheet. You will also need it when a new Project-Phase comes along that has not been added to your Timesheet yet.
These are the key issues to get you started. There are more features that you may want to explore.
On the top line menu for the MyCorbu website is the button for the HELP page. At the top of the page are some topic categories that will display all the articles in the Help database on that topic. You can also use the search function to see what is available for a key word(s) search.
A couple of issues you may find useful are:
Filtering Time Records
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