Talks List Setup

Talks List Setup Dialogue Show booked dates Show grid lines Order Sort by Include columns

The Talks List Setup page allows you to setup a variety of options to determine how the reports get generated. To be able to access this setup page, you must select Talks List from the list of report types on the Report Type tab.

All the settings are saved when you dismiss the dialogue by pressing the OK button.

To learn more about the features of this property page, glance down the table below or highlight the control you are interested in by clicking on the screenshot above. Please also remember that context help is available to you by either pressing F1 when the control has focus, or by using the question mark icon at the top right corner of the dialogue.

This property page is one part of the Choose Report Type Dialogue. Please click on the link to get an overview of the entire dialogue.

You can choose what information that you want to be displayed in the generated report.  Simply tick the columns required.  Talk number and Theme must always be included, so they are disabled.

You can choose how you want the entries sorted.  They can be sorted by talk number, theme, category, last heard date or number of times heard.

You can only sort by columns that you chose to include in the generated report.  For example, if you unchecked the Category option in the Include columns list, then the Category sort by option will be disabled.  In other words, you will not be able to sort the entries by a column that you chose not to include.

You can choose in what direction the records will be sorted.  Select Up if you want the report in ascending order or Down if you want the report in descending order.
You can specify which grid lines that you want on the report.  You can have none, horizontal, vertical or both.

Choose this option when you want to take into account talks which have been scheduled.  For every talk, it will take the latest scheduled date for this talk (if there is one) and use that instead of the date in the public talks table.  When it uses a scheduled date, a small tick is placed against the entry.

This feature is really useful because it ensures you get an accurate listing of your talk history and therefore will help you in choosing which talks you want to hear next, since you will easily see which talks have been scheduled, but not yet heard.

This option is disabled when the Last heard date option is not set.