System Preferences allows you to determine the function of several areas of Paragon:
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Open and Navigate System Preferences
Step 1 - Click Preferences, then System.
Step 2 - The preferences tab will open to the first preference page in System Preference, Market Monitor Filters.
Step 3 - To go to a different preference page, click on the name in the vertical menu on the left. For example, click Search Options to open the preference options for using search.
Step 4 - Click Save if you make a change on any of the pages.
|It is always in the same location on every page.
Market Monitor Filter
Here you can customize the Market Monitor widget on the homepage. The Market Monitor gives you a snapshot of everything that’s happening on the MLS® System.
Step 1 - Using the Filters, you can customize by Class, Type, Region, Area/City, Zone and Community. If you leave blank, then it will give you up to date information on every single area and property types in the MLS® System.
Note: If you are looking for a specific City, Town, Hamlet etc., start by using the Area/City filter. Places like Sherwood Park and Stony Plain are not available through Region.
Step 2 - Select which Market Monitor section you want to display by default. You can choose to see My Info, Market, Office or Firm (if applicable).
Step 3 - Choose how many days back the Market Monitor will display by default. You can choose between zero and seven days.
Step 4 - Once you have customized the Market Monitor, click Save.
Allows you to determine how certain search functions will work.
Default Search Criteria
Allows you to determine the Default Class Search Criteria Template will be initially displayed when you first open a specific class search.
Select the checkbox to load your Default Class Search Criteria Template. Unselect the checkbox to load your last search.
Enable Search Results Warning Message
The Search Result Warning Message will alert you if the number of results exceeds the default spreadsheet page size (system default is 250 listings) for results.
If you chose to “Continue & Hide” to stop displaying the message and you want to turn the message back on, click the link Click to Re-enable Search Warning Messages.
Enable Lookup Long Descriptions
When searching, you now have the option to display the long description of lookup values in the search criteria instead of the short description. For example, when searching for the community Belgravia, previously the search criteria would show a short description of 200300. With the option to display long description turned on it will show 200300 - Belgravia. The Search Criteria Page available via Print + and the Criteria Summary report in the Actions Menu were also modified to display long descriptions of lookup values.
This functionality will be disabled by default. Select the checkmark box to display Lookup Long Descriptions. All subsequent searches will display the long description of lookup values.
Custom Map Address
Allows you to start your Map Search centred on an address other than the system default, Edmonton City Hall.
Step 1 - Make sure Use Custom Address for Mapping Search checkbox is selected.
Click the link: Click to Establish Default Address and Zoom Level for Mapping Search.
Step 2 - Enter your office address or another location you want the map to open to. You can use a city, town etc., postal code or an address. Press enter after typing. The map will then place a pin at that location. Drag the pin to the location you want it to be set to.
Step 3 - Click Save once you have placed the pin in the desired location.
Map - Boundary by Default
Once enabled it will apply a filter to limit your search results to only those listings mapped within the defined boundary. Recommended that you leave this checked off as it will permit you to zoom in to a specific area and therefore only display the properties visible in the zoomed in area.
Map - Zoom to Fit
When checked, the Search by Map option in Property Search will zoom out to display all listings in the current results set.
When unchecked, the Search by Map option in Property Search will retain the user’s default zoom level; some listings in the result set may not be visible on the map without zooming out.
Zoom to fit is Enabled will zoom out to show all listing results from the search.
Zoom to fit is disabled will display your default Map Zoom Level. (Note: this may exclude some listings.)
Currently unavailable for our association.
Default Map View
The View Type allows you to select the default display for the Google Map views. Please note that this does not apply to Map views on custom Reports.
Saved Search Page Size
The option allows you to set the number of saved searches visible at a time.
Tax Autofill Default Search System
Currently unavailable for our association.
Default Hotsheet Result
Select the report that you would like to be displayed by default when running a hotsheet search.
Default Search Result
This is the report you will see when you click Search on the Search Criteria template.
To change the report, click on the green dropdown menu. The default is set to your default spreadsheet.
Default Double Click Report
When you double click on a property on a spreadsheet, what report do you want to display? Use the dropdown box to select your desired display report.
Default Manual Email Report
From the results, when you send a manual email, what report do you want to automatically have selected to use? Use the dropdown box to select your desired display report.
Default Tour/OH Search Result
When you do a Tour and Open House specialty search, what report do you want to display? Use the dropdown box to select your desired display report.
Display Phone Number
When viewing a report, next to the listing agent name there is a phone number. If the phone number is not displaying, make sure you have Show phone number with agent name selected.
Preferred Phone Number
Click the dropdown box to choose the phone number you want to display for you on all report. These numbers are from your Agent Record.
All reports have the disclaimer “Information herein deemed reliable but not guaranteed”.
Show Field Number
If the checkbox is checked, the Listing Input form’s field numbers are displayed on the All Fields Detail report. You can quickly find input fields when updating the listing data.
Paragon allows you to choose if you want to display search results statistics on all spreadsheets and all other reports, by default. Check the checkbox next to each of the types of reports you want the stats to display by default. While viewing a report, you can click the Actions button and toggle on or off the display of the stats.
Paragon allows you to select the number of listings display on each page of your search results. Using the dropdown, you can choose the number of displayed listings.
Remember, the more you choose to display, the longer the page may take to load.
Spreadsheet Page Type
There are 2 spreadsheet types: Paged and Virtual.
Virtual enables a continuously scrolling page through all of the results.
Paged will display results based on the Spreadsheet Page Size setting. Page navigation will display beside the Reports dropdown on the result screen if there are more than the default Spreadsheet Page Size.
Google Map Page Results
This preference setting allows you to choose how many listings are displayed on the Google Map Report. It displays a maximum of 100 listings.
Using the dropdown, you can choose if you want to display less results on the map.
Each listing on the Google Map is numbered. The listing number is based on your default spreadsheet’s sorting. The first 100 lines on the default spreadsheet are the corresponding 100 properties displayed on the Google Map.
While viewing the Google Map, you can change the number of displayed listings using a similar dropdown box on the Map.
Default Measurement Metric
When viewing distances in the Google map page, choose if you want to view the measurements in Metric (Kilometer) or Imperial (Miles).
Remember to click Save to retain your settings.
Select a Theme
Select the theme for your Paragon Banner. Choose from 17 different themes:
- Canada (MLS® System Default)
- MiniMe (Great theme to use if you are on a smaller screen!)
- Tablet (Similar to MiniMe, this is another theme you might want to try on your tablet.)
Advanced Menu Layout
Tool Bar Icon Labels – Checking the checkbox hides the icon label.
Tool Bar Icon Labels displayed (Checkbox is unselected):
Tool Bar Icon Labels are hidden (Checkbox is selected):
Background Print (Chrome Only)
This is a legacy setting that is no longer necessary.
Editor Font Family
Choose the default font for composing emails, CMAs, etc.
Editor Font Size
Choose the default font size for composing emails, CMAs, etc.
Editor Font Color
Choose the default font colour for composing emails, CMAs, etc.
Tours are the popups that will appear in an area of Paragon that you are viewing for the first time. If you select the first option you can view the tours again.
Number of Contacts to Display
Choose how many contacts will display when you view your Contact Manager. Remember, the more you select to display, the longer it may take to load the page.
When you are in the Contact Manager, you can change the number of displayed listings using a similar dropdown box on the top left of the Contact Manager window.
Contact Activity Widget
Allows you to set the default number of days worth of contact activity that will display. This can always be changed as you use the widget on the home page, this is simply setting the default.
Select a Time Zone
This setting is primarily for Associations that have more than one time zone.
Calendar Notification Options
Select the types of events you want to be notified on the Calendar Widget on the homepage.
- Listings due to expire: Displays the Listing ID # and address, everyday seven days prior to one of your listings expiry date.
- Contact Tasks: Displays any tasks you have attached to a contact.
- Tours and Open Houses: Displays your tour and open house information.
You can change these settings on the Calendar widget by clicking on the gear () on the top left of the widget.