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  1. One-time emails

    Hi Larry, The calendar (digest) emails are not saved, however if you have customized the message of the email that will remain intact until you update it. You can always click on the Email button and add additional people to the distribution list and then click Send Next Email Now, and you will then be presented with an option to remove existing people from the distribution list for this specific mailing. I hope that helps! Steve Trumba Support
  2. Event Registration

    When you set up an event that includes registration, the section that states "No registration information exists for this event" will appear until you have people signing up for the event that are providing you the information based on the contents of the registration form that is part of the event. What you also want to do is select the option to have Open Sign Up for the event and/or send invitations to register for this event so people know they need to sign up for the event. When you check "Open sign up for this event" you will see a Sign Up button next to the event title in most calendar views. You may also want to set a registration limit on this event, as well as set the maximum number of guests an attendee can bring to the event. Here are a few links to some Help files that goes into more details on setting up events with Event Registration: http://www.trumba.com/help/events/eventinvite_how.aspx http://www.trumba.com/help/events/eventinvite_manage.aspx
  3. Date formats available

    We have support for International Date/Time formats. For additional information, please see the following topic: International Date/Time Formats
  4. Ongoing Events Feature

    Hi Joe, This is a new setting we just released last night Ongoing Events – We added special handling for ongoing events to display dates with a leading phrase such as Ongoing through Jan 1, 20xx. Ongoing events are multi-day events that started in the past but end in the future. The setting lets you omit the past start date and show the event date in a configurable format We appreciate this feedback and we hope to provide more custom settings in the future to control the display. For now, the clients who have been requesting this feature did want the start date to appear, which is why is it currently designed this way Currently this setting will display the events in the order of the start date of the event and they will appear higher in the list of events as they have already started, however I do understand your scenario and is one they did consider. This feature is turned on by default, so if you do not want to use the feature you do have the option to turn it off. We also released a new Date/Time format setting. The What’s New for this week’s release is posted at http://www.trumba.com/connect/webcalendars/whats_new.aspx If anyone has more feedback please let us know as I will be happy to forward on to the development team! regards, Steve Trumba Support
  5. Trumba supports international date formats and a variety of time formats, including 24-hour time format. To edit these settings, click on Publish and then select the Calendar Spuds tab and then click Edit Settings & Styles for each of your calendar views. Repeat the same steps for your Promotion spuds and Feeds. Spud Settings - Each spud (calendar views, promotion spuds, feeds) contains format settings for events as well as page headers and group headers when necessary. The default settings for spuds will match the existing format of each spud so you should see minimal changes to existing spud dates and times. Event Action Settings – Date format settings are available for the Event Action pages through a new form accessed through the Edit EA Settings button on the Publish Settings tab. NOTE: At this time there are a few calendar spuds that do not support the Date/Time formats and all email functionality does not currently support this. This will be worked on for a future release, also with (hopefully) a global setting to make these changes instead of having to change them independently within each spud/calendar view. I will keep you updated as the Date/Time feature is enhanced over time.
  6. I was doing some more research on this and have another idea for you that may work using the detaiBase and openInNewWindow spud properties. Here is a link to a Help topic on this: http://www.trumba.com/help/api/spudapi_properties.aspx Add openInNewWindow: "true" in conjunction with the detailBase property to open event details in a new window. When a visitor clicks an event link on the main spud, it jumps to new window displaying the page defined by detailBase to display the event details. Here is a link to an example of how the code will look: http://www.trumba.com/help/api/spudapi_properties.aspx#ex4 Thanks, Steve
  7. Hi, This is another feature request the dev team is aware of, however this one is currently set as a low priority as we are not hearing from our clients that it is critical. We currently do not have the option of allowing events to appear in a separate window away from the main calendar. Another issue to consider with this is that the user would also have to enable pop-ups on their browser which we try to avoid. Currently when a user clicks on an event to see the Event Details, there is a hyperlink at the bottom that states "Back to <your calendar>". Another idea is to provide the users some information on the calendar page with some tips on how to use the calendar that can be placed directly above the calendar on your webpage, not ideal, however it may help some folks. Thanks, Steve
  8. Hi, These are both great feature requests that we do hear about from a few clients, however, sorry to say these two are not high on the priority list right now. If there are more users out there would like these or other features, please email support@corp.trumba.com as I meet with our dev team each week to review new and existing feature requests. Thanks, Steve
  9. Map Spud

    Hi, There are plans in the works to add more grouping functionality in this spud, however stats are showing the map spud is currently getting low usage from our clients, so this one has taken a low priority at this time. Sorry! Steve
  10. At this time this is not a repeating pattern we support, however you could set this up a a weekly repeating event on Mondays. Once this is set up, view your Trumba editing page in List View and you can now go through and check all of the 1st, 3rd and possibly 5th Mondays for that event that appears and then delete these. This will keep all of the 2nd and 4th Monday events in the repeating pattern.
  11. The Forward to Friends event action email does not contain any images (Event Image or Detail Image), only a link to the event. In order to see the Event Image or Detail Image, the visitor can click the link contained within the email which will redirect them to the Event Detail page where the image will be displayed.
  12. I checked with our development team and they stated that it looks like the “loadNewPage” method is dynamically loading and injecting the calendar.php page into a div on your page. Could you use an iframe to contain the page instead of loading the page into a div? Let us know if that works. Thanks! Steve
  13. What you can do is create a custom field to enter in the movie times or enter the movie times in the Description field. You would then probably set the Start Time of the event to an All Day Event. Then use the Classic Table calendar view. When you select Edit Settings & Styles, you can hide the Time field. This is a very flexible calendar view as you can also add additional fields and label the different fields with your own custom labels.
  14. Map Spud

    Sorry for the delayed response! What may work for the events that you have added to your calendar that continue into the future is to set the repeating pattern to "Weekly every week" and then set it to occur once or twice during that week by selecting the days of the week. Then make sure you enter an end date. I also like to setting the duration to 0. Remember though, once an event has been set up with a repeating pattern, the pattern cannot be changed. As for the Map placement on the details, the “Event Detail – Photo” detail view does not necessarily right align the map image. This view does things differently than the default Event Detail view in order to accommodate photo images (whether or not they exist) at different positions within the view. I guess it would be nice to have an "align right" option for the map placement Thanks, Steve
  15. Hi- All of the Trumba spuds will confine to the container size that you set up on your web page. Another idea for you is to select Publish and then preview the various Calendar spuds, Control Spuds and Promotion Spuds. In the preview window you can resize the window and it will also indicate the width in pixels at the top of the screen so you can get a good sense of what this will look like in a container of that width on your webpage. All spuds can vary depending on the type of calendar view you select and other specific settings you may set for each spud. Unfortunately if you are trying to place a main calendar spud in a container that is only 300 pixels wide you will be limited on what will display. Many of the Control spuds can fit into containers that are less than 200 pixels. If you continue to have an issue with this, feel free to email me at support@corp.trumba.com and I can take a look at your account and spuds. Thanks! Steve
  16. If you have existing events in other programs that you want to import into Trumba®, you can import the event information in the following file formats: iCalendar (.ics) or vCalendar (.vcs) Comma separated values (.csv) or tab delimited (.txt) text files Microsoft® Excel worksheet (.xls) You can also import events in one of these formats from a Web URL. If you want to import event data from a file, you first need to get the data from the other calendar program into one of the formats that Trumba supports. To do that, you export your calendar from the other program. Take a look at this Help file that goes into more details on Importing Events from Other Calendar Programs. I would also recommend this Help topic on how to Retain custom field information in Calendars you import from other programs.
  17. One time vs Ongoing events

    Most calendars have several ongoing/recurring events and sometimes it makes sense to have two calendars, one for one-time events and the other for ongoing/recurring events. This way you can publish both calendars or publish each calendar on separate pages. By doing this you can then create promotion spuds to display just the ongoing events. You can also set up a custom field, that allows you the option of tagging an event as a one-time event vs ongoing events. Then you can create a Filter Control Spud so a visitor can check/uncheck what type of event they want to display. For example "Type of Event" and you could create a value called "Ongoing Event" and another value for "One time event". When you are adding events to your calendar you will then tag the event to be an "Ongoing" or "One time event". By tagging theseevents with a value, you can then set up a Filter Control Spud to allows a visitor to display ongoing events on the calendar in addition to the one time events. Here is a help topic with more details. You can take this one step further and in addition to the steps above, you can set up a Filter View so when a person views the calendar you can hide the Ongoing events and only display the one-time events.
  18. Field Labels on calendar views

    You can actually do both If you would like to bold the Field Label in the List calendar view, enter in the following for the label field: <strong>Soleil's Take</strong> We have a “no wrap” setting for the Field Labels in the List calendar view. To make this change, go to Publish and select the Calendar Spuds tab. From here, select Edit Settings & Styles for the List calendar view. Click the Events:Default tab and locate the section titled EVENT DETAILS STYLES. There is a setting for Field label white space that is set to normal by default and you will want to go ahead and select nowrap from the drop down menu and then click OK.
  19. Changing colors on individual events

    In order to have your events appear in different colors, you will want to setup additional calendars, either top level or sub-calendars. Each calendar will then take on a color which you can select from a limited palette of 24 colors. Once you have your calendars/categories set up, they each start to “own” different events that you assign to each calendar and the events will then take on the owning calendars color. When you publish the calendar, you can also control the published background color, text, link and link hover colors using HEX color values. Here is a help topic with more details.
  20. Images

    I was going to suggest the 1 px x 1 px option, and was hoping there was a more elegant way to do this, however looks like that will work for you temporarily. The developers are going to try and add in a "No Image" option and I will keep you posted on this. thanks, Steve
  21. Examples of Featured Events

    Hi Joe, Your Featured Events look great! If you don't mind, I will refer clients to your site to see more great examples of how to use this feature:) While we currently cannot group the Featured Events in the calendar list, as these will display based on the date, another option would be to show or highlight your Featured Events in a Promotion Spud. After you set a feature level for an event, you can also use that setting as a filter for displaying featured events in your promotion spuds. You can choose to display only featured events in the spud (of any level you choose), or you can set the spud up to show the featured events first, and then all other events to follow by chronological order. Check out the Help file we have on this that goes into more detail. Also, the Featured Event level where Image is Event is an image only display as this layout displays an image in place of the event information. For example, if you have an image of a poster your organization has used that contains all of the event information people need, you could upload that image and use it in place of event details. Another idea for you is to change the image position. Within the levels you currently have created, you can move the images from the right and have them display on the left by selecting the Featured Event layout tab and changing the Image Position from Right to Left. Thanks! Steve
  22. Map Spud

    Hi Joe, Glad to see you are using the Map spud! We are very interested to see how our clients are using this calendar view to promote events. I spoke to our dev team this morning on these issues you raised and they are looking into the order in which the events occur as well as the trailing characters after “and 6 more events”. I will repost a reply once a fix is in place for these, so stay tuned. We should see an update hopefully in the next two weeks. As for the request to see the other events, that is currently a limitation of this spud. Ideally it would be nice if we had a “See All” link similar to the Promotion spuds; however, it doesn’t look like we are going to be able to incorporate any change to this spud quite yet. The only way currently to see the full list of events is to switch to a different calendar view. Thanks, Steve
  23. Possible to Remove Date?

    Hi Matt, There is one Calendar view that does allow you to remove the Start Date and Start Time and that is the Classic Table view. When you select this calendar view you can select Edit Settings & Styles and you will notice on the General Settings tab the option to add and remove the various fields that can be displayed for that view. While we do not have a News Promotion spud, only the News Calendar view, I have another idea for you and that is to use the Photo Upcoming Promotion spud to promote your “News” items. What is nice about this spud is that while you do not have to include images, you have full control over what fields are displayed, including the Date of the event. What you would do is go to Publish and select the Promotion Spud tab. Click on Add a Promotion Spud and select Photo Upcoming and click OK. By default this spud is going to display the Description, Event Date/Time, Location and the Event Detail Link. You can add additional fields or remove any field listed, including the Event Date/Time field. Depending on your website, you may still want to embed your main calendar on the site so visitors can see all of your events, with dates, etc. and use the Photo Upcoming spud on another page of your site. I hope this will work for you. Steve
  24. Examples of Featured Events

    Hi, Check out the Trumba Tribune demo site (http://tribune.trumba.com/online_calendars/featured_events.aspx) as this will give you some additional information about Featured Events as well as showcasing a few events on the calendar that have been set as Featured Events. Also, take a look at our Help file on Featured Events (http://www.trumba.com/help/feature_overview.aspx )as that is a great starting point that will walk you through the steps in setting up featured levels. I have also been working closely with The Gourmet Retailer (http://www.gourmetretailer.com/gourmetretailer/industry_events/index.jsp )and they have started using Featured Events on their site, featuring various Industry Events/Shows. I hope this helps! Steve