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  1. I've created a new calendar, but when I tried to publish it, the publish page required me to set a secure key and a password, even though I'm wasn't trying to do a secure URL. I just want plain old public access. Is this a new bug or have I missed something?
  2. When trying to update the description on the public, hosted calendar, I found that entering a return in the description field caused an error message: "Description must be 1022 characters or less." The calendar could not be published until I removed the return. I was nowhere near the character limit - only a couple short lines.
  3. Yes, it does appear to be the same issue, just coming at it from a slightly different vantage point. Yeah, it's important. I have no way to know who's actually getting the email, and I need to be able to report to the powers that be how popular the email is and whether we should continue to do it. For your marketing department: the answer to that question will directly inform whether we stay with Trumba or not. If we can prove that the email is popular and accepted, we will stay with it for the next year (hoping for the best with non-profit/tiered pricing). If we can't prove that people have not opted out, the comittee holding the purse strings will ask us to find a cheaper option that does not include the email functionality. Thanks for looking into it again. Here's what I would be looking for: 1. Separate the distribution list into those who are recieving the email, and those who have opted out. (This would allow the admins more flexibility than simply removing those who opted out from the distribution list.) 2. Count and displays the number of people on each half of the distribution list, so the user doesn't have to count them by hand. 3. Frosting: Display the date of the most recent opt-in or opt-out. Should I add that this is basic functionality that really must be included in a product that costs $99/month?
  4. If I add an email address through the subscribe link, the address shows up in the distribution list for the calendar. But if I then unsubscribe through the email unsubscribe link, the address remains in the distribution list. Further experimentations shows that even though the address is in the distribution list, it doesn't recieve any email from that particular calendar. This is not making sense to me. Shouldn't the address be removed from the distribution list when a person unsubscribes? How can I tell who's actually getting the calendar email? When my church decided to use the email function, we decided to simply add all of the members' email addresses that we have to the distribution list, with directions in the email and in our paper newsletter about how to unsubscribe if they don't want to get the email. We figured we would monitor the number of addresses in the distribution list to see how many people have unsubscribed. This will be important information to have as we assess the efficacy of the calendar and email. However, I can't see any way to actually know who's recieving the email. Have I missed something, or is this a deficit in the email functionality?
  5. I checked the preview and it looks like it's working. Keep your fingers crossed!
  6. Do you have this situation come up often? If so, one possible solution is to change your calendar structure a bit. Instead of mixing in all of the 10 school-specific calendars into the district calendar, try this when you're setting up events and do not have that calendar mix-in to your District calendar. If an event on a school calendar should also show on the district calendar, click the "Also shows on" box next to District Calendar. If it should not show on the district calendar, don't click that box. If you have a lot of events and few of them fall into this category, it's probably not worth it to make this structural change. You'd have to go through each event that's already posted and change each one. On the other hand, if most of your school events should NOT be on the District Calendar, this may be the way to go. I thought of one other possibility if you've only got a few events to handle differently. Under the individual school calendar, create a sub-calendar for shool-specific events. Put the school-specific event on it. For the mix-in settings on the school calendar, mix in the school-specific sub-calendar. On the District calendar, mix in the school calendar, but NOT the school-specific sub calendar. I have not tested this, but I think it might work.
  7. I checked the email preview version and see that clicking on an event now gives a full description. However, I still have the problem with the event name being linked to the "More Info" URL, when that field is filled. Is it a two-part fix, perhaps?
  8. Boy, that's mean and of questionable ethics, but I don't think there's a way to do it at the software level. I think the only way you could do it is if your site were hosted on your own network. Then your administrator could set some address blocking at the router level, but it wouldn't be very effective. The thief would just have to change computers and would be right back at it. What about copyrighting your material? Then at least you'd have some basis upon which to bring legal action. Depending on the sophistication of your competitor, sometimes all it takes is a letter written in legalese on an attorney's letterhead. Good luck. And remember, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
  9. I'm sorry to report that it's now worse than before. If a calendar event has a link in the "more info" field, when you click on the name of the event in the email, you go to the page indicated in the "more info" field. I'm not sure if this was intended, but it's a change from how it was handled before, and I'm not sure it's appropriate. Most people are going to give users a nice summary in the calendar event, with a link to more information, which may not be specifically about the event. So hijacking visitors off to the More Info site is not great. The other (new) problem is that for the events without a More Info link, when you click on the event name, a local folder opens with a title of "locate link browser" and it's looking for an executable file. Sometimes, it opens a "file not found" page. Can't find a pattern. This is causing confusion and anxious emails from my users, thining there's something wrong with their computers.
  10. Any update? Our next mailing is scheduled for tonight and I'm wondering how to answer the questions that are sure to come in.
  11. I already reported this as a bug, but it's important enough to me that I'm posting it here too, in hopes of quicker action: Since the new version was rolled out, there's a changed to the way events are handled in emails. In the past, the descriptions were abbreviated to maximize space, but when you clicked on an event name, the resulting pop-up would show the full description. Now, when you click on the event name, you get a different-looking pop-up, and the description is still abbreviated. The "return to calendar" link is no longer there, so you can't even go to the full calendar and click on the event there. There's no way to see the whole description!
  12. If you accidentally delete events on a calendar, contact support@corp.trumba.com and they may be able to restore these for you, otherwise you will have to manually re-enter the events.
  13. Thought I'd let you know I came up with a second-best solution. I used the List template and a custom date grouping, then subgrouped by Description. It looks a little redundant on the page, but at least all of the classes are grouped together properly. http://www.concorduu.org/adult2.htm The above link is a demo, awaiting committee approval and full descriptions of the classes. If the link doesn't work, trying taking out the "2" and you'll go to the live page.
  14. Is there a way to prevent hyperlinks in either the Description or the Web link field from opening a new window? I'd like to be able to send visitors to another page in my website, and there's no need to open a new window for that. (In fact is too confusing when a new window opens.)
  15. Connie's idea for scaling at the printer is a great one. I have a cheap pdf producer that allows you to scale as it creates the file. So even if the office doesn't have a printer that will scale (I haven't had a chance to check) I can always send them a pdf file to be printed and included in the newsletter. Phew! Thanks for the tip.
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