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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
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