Meeting Schedule Assistant

Service Meeting HTML Settings

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Select Settings from the Options menu on the Service Meeting Editor dialogue
to display the Service Meeting HTML Settings dialogue.

Highlight Brother Colour Properties Date Format Report Title Type Font Do not display end times on schedule Refresh Saves as default settings Image
Image The general settings affect how the schedule will look.

Report Title:
You can change the title for the schedule by entering text as required. Note that since the output is HTML, and supports syntax code, you can create a multi-line title by using <BR> everywhere you want a soft carriage return.

Date Details (for title):
The date portion of the title is entered separately because some schedule styles (i.e.: Fresh) apply a styling class to the text.

Insert Date
There are special variables that you can use in the report title.  See here for full details.

Type:
Use the dropdown list to select which cascade style sheet you would like to use. There are several predefined schedule types which specify what information you want included on the schedule:

  • Plain - Item, Brother, End Time
  • Classic - Item, Brother, Time Range
  • Talent - Item, Brother, End Time, Song Title
  • Smart - Item, Brother, Time Range, Song Title
  • Opus - Item, Method, Brother, End Time, Song Title

Each schedule is provided with a default set of styles which additionally specify how you want the schedule presented:

  • None - This is a plain schedule with no extra formatting.
  • Shading - The date line of text for each week is shaded in your chosen colour.
  • Lines - The date line of text for each week has horizontal lines above and below.
  • Border - Places a black box around the meeting details for the whole week.
  • Triple - This is a combination of Shading, Lines and Border with the addition of dotted grid lines.
     

These CSS files are held in your application data folder. Feel free to copy these files and make changes to them to further customize the way your schedules look.

Font:
Use the dropdown list to select a suitable font for the schedule.  The schedule uses a font size of 12 point for all report types with one exception.  Opus will use a font size of 10 point if the number of weeks is 5.  This is to ensure the complete schedule will fit on one page.  Certain fonts suit certain schedule types so you may have to play around to get a suitable combination that works well for you.

Setting the option Do not display end times on schedule will exclude the end time / time range from the schedule.

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These settings determine how the date is displayed on the schedule for each week.  Look at the regular Meeting Schedule Assistant options for full details about the syntax you can use.

For example, if you customise the date as "Week Starting %#d %b", it will appear like this on the schedule:

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Image This allows you to multiple print (or export) the current schedule. It functions similar to regular Meeting Schedule Assistant report highlighting of individual names.

All (Separate Pages) A schedule is created for every brother, even if he has no assignments.

Assigned (Separate Pages) Schedules are only created for brothers who have assignments.

Selected (Separate Pages) Schedules are only created for the brothers you select, even if he has no assignments.

Each schedule, except for the Notice Board copy, is personalised with a name that automatically appears under the report title. If a brother has assignments, his name will be highlighted within the schedule in the pre-chosen colour.

You can opt out from generating a Notice Board copy or copies for brothers who have only been assigned prayer.

Image Use these settings to choose which colours the service meeting schedule title and highlighted names are to be. The highlight colour for the notes is related to announcement sheet.  Press the Select button to display other colours.
Image This option is on by default.  If you want your changes you make to be permanent so that any new schedules created will continue to use these settings, then you will want to leave this option on.

However, if you only want your settings to affect the current schedule then you should switch off this option so that your existing default settings don't get overwritten.

Image Made any changes to the settings and would like to see what the schedule will look like?  Then press Refresh! The HTML preview will get updated to include your new settings.  Whatever adjustment you make to the settings will be immediate. As long as you close the dialogue with OK, these settings will be saved for you and retained within the program. Pressing the F5 function key will also refresh the update preview.