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If you use pagers as part of your check-in system, you may need to man your check-in stations with staff or volunteers who can assign numbers and pagers. If you prefer to provide self check-in stations, you may want to ask attendees to enter their cell phone numbers as their pager numbers so that staff members and volunteers can get in touch with them if necessary. See Pagers for more information on implementing pagers as part of your check-in system.

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Remember, only one pager number per family!

Auto-assign 

Auto-assigning pager numbers saves you time. You can assign pager numbers for all families or just for those in your last search results. Families added to the database after assigning pager numbers will not be given a number automatically; you will need to assign one for them.

 To auto-assign pager numbers
  1. Under Advanced Tools, click the Settings tab.
  2. In the drop-down list, select Checkpoint and click Go.
  3. In the left pane, click Checkpoint Defaults, then click Assign Pager Numbers.
  4. Enter the beginning pager number. (The first number from which all the pager numbers are assigned.)
  5. Select whether the pager numbers apply to all families or to only the families in your current search results.
  6. Click OK.

Set the beginning pager number

If you're auto-assigning pager numbers, you must set the beginning pager number. For example, if your first available pager number is 200, this is the beginning pager number. The next pager number is 201, then 202, and so on.

 To set the beginning pager number
  1. Under Advanced Tools, click the Settings tab.
  2. In the drop-down list, select Checkpoint and click Go.
  3. In the left pane, click Checkpoint Defaults.
  4. Under Beginning Pager Number, enter the pager number you want to start assigning pager numbers from.
  5. Click Apply > OK.

Manually assign

If you don't want to automatically assign pager numbers, you must manually assign them. 

 To assign a pager number to a family
  1. Under Manage Records, click the People tab.
  2. In the drop-down list, select Add/Edit Checkpoint and click Go.
  3. Under Locate Individual, enter the last name of the family and press Enter.
  4. Select the family, then click Edit.
  5. Enter the pager number or click Next # to enter the next available pager number.
  6. Click OK.

Delete 

From time to time, you may want to delete pager numbers and start fresh. For example, you might want to delete pager numbers as children grow up and are promoted to more advanced classes. Delete the pager numbers first, and then reassign them. You can delete pagers numbers for all families, the families of your current search results, or range of pager numbers.

 To delete pager numbers
  1. Under Advanced Tools, click the Settings tab.
  2. In the drop-down list, select Checkpoint and click Go.
  3. In the left pane, click Checkpoint Defaults.
  4. Click Clear Pager Numbers.
  5. Select to delete pager numbers from all families, the families of your current search results, or a range of pager numbers.
  6. Click OK.