Meeting Schedule Assistant

Announcements

Other Announcements

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This dialogue is displayed by clicking the Other Itemsbutton on the Announcements Previewdialogue.

Matters that are announced differ from week to week and it can be very easy to overlook things that should be mentioned.  This is why we have this set of 'Other Items' for you to select announcements from.  It is hoped that those presented will act as a memory prompt for you to determine which items to include on the sheet.  Here is an example of how these announcements display on the sheet:

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Use the Other Announcements dialogue to customise what information you would like to display on the sheet.  The announcements have been grouped into a logical order.

Note:  This dialogue can be resized or maximized to give you the maximum viewing area possible.

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Selecting announcements to include is simply a matter of setting the check options as indicated here.  As you can see, there is also an information area.  When you select an announcement (any column) the information changes to explain its purpose, to guide you in deciding what details you would like to have included on the printed sheet.

The text area can be edited to suit your needs.  Simply double-click the text to go into edit mode.  Any changes made will be shown on the announcement sheet.

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Don't like the default text that is initially displayed when you create a new announcement sheet?  No problem!  Simply work your way down the announcements, customizing the text as you go.

Note:  We have adopted the use of [...] to indicate 'placeholders' (areas where details need to be supplied).  When customizing text, you are setting the default text, therefore, you will need to create your own placeholder sections so that, in the future, details can be placed into these as required.

Once you have finished adjusting the default text that is displayed, click the Save Default Text button and your changes will be saved into a special INI file.  The next time you create a new announcements sheet it will use your default text.

If desired, you can open the INI file that has been created with a text editor like Notepad and make further customization. You could add new sections, remove sections and do the same with the actual choice of announcements. The INI file is quite simple to understand and is found in your user application data folder and is called AnnounceInfoXXX.INI (XXX will be a 3 letter language code like ENG etc).

These changes will also be included in any backup / restore of program settings and you should be able to have customised default text on a language by language basis.

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