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Merchandise Setup

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You can use Theatre Manager to sell merchandise at the Box Office and via the Web by setting up an Event for merchandise sales. To do this, you would perform the following steps:

  1. Create a new map just for merchandise sales. This will be a general admission map so only the information under the description tab will be required.
  2. Build your merchandise event using the merchandise map from above.
  3. Create a performance for each piece of merchandise.
    Take note of the performance numbers as you build. These will be used in steps below.
  4. Duplicate and edit the tmVenueDefault.html page found in the tmVenue folder.
    Change the name of the duplicated page to tmVenue**.html where ** represents the map number from Step 1.
    Edit the content of the page to advertise your merchandise.
  5. Duplicate TMticketsPrice_MapDefault.html and the TMticketsSection_MapDefaultf.html pages.
    Note the f at the end of the second page.
    Change the work Default to the Map number from Step 1.
    Alter the line for the map image within the page to reference the image for the merchandise item. By change the line as outlined before Theatre Manager will reference the image sharing the same item number as the performance number.

    Locate the following:
    F_HTML_SEATMAP&selected_only=no&img_quality=75" border="0">

    The TMticketsPrice_Map page may look like this:
    F_HTML_SEATMAP&selected_only=yes&selected_border=144&selected_color=007700&img_quality=75" border="0">
    Replace both with:
    PB_SEQ.gif" target="window_blank">
    PB_SEQ.gif" width="392" height="200" border="0">
    Click on image for larger view

  6. Save pictures of the merchandise in the order of the events. Alter the names of the pictures to say item**.gif where ** represents the performance the item will be sold as. Place these pictures in the tmGIFS folder within the web pages.