Changing Appearance

How can I change the way the calendar looks?


Much of the work in the calendar involves working with the tab control holding the Day, Week, etc. tabs. Be sure to read our article on Calendar Tabs and watch the video there as it will make everything else you do in the calendar much simpler.

Changing Size.

While you can certainly resize layout elements, remember that you'll need to make changes to the "... no Side Menu" layout also. In most case you can let FileMaker's object resizing take care of enlarging the layout for you as your window enlarges.

How can I add my own logo?

Yes. This change is just made by editing the layout. Just enter layout mode, select the logo and delete it. You may have to unlock it first by selecting "Unlock" from FileMaker's arrange menu.
Then select "Picture..." from FileMaker's insert menu and select the logo you'd like to use (be sue you don't have the "store only a reference..." option selected). Once you have the logo there, you can copy and paste it to all the layouts that need it.

Configuration Settings: changing the rows per day, rows for all day events etc.

Rows per Day on the Month tab.

You can change how many rows are visible for each day on the month; the calendar shows 6 by default and uses the first row to display the day number. To change the rows-per-day edit the script "Load Calendar Settings - Each Redraw" and change the month brach of the calc used to set the $$sc_RowsPerDay Variable, replacing "6" with the number of rows you'd like to see. Make this 1 more than the number of appts you'd like to see in a day since we use one row for the day number.
If your calendar month portal isn't set to show 6 times the number of rows per day, you won't see the whole month. So either increase the number of rows in the portal (and your layout size at the same time) or set the portal to scroll. See calendar tabs for info on editing the month tab of the calendar layout. Remember, there are tabs on these layouts-- both the big Day, Week, etc. tabs and the "simple" day / week tabs: enlarge all of these tabs before increasing the portal height.
If you add a lot more rows, you'll also need to edit the script "Clear Calendar" and take a look at the first calc we use to set the first variable: the one with all the ||||||||| in it. Edit that calc and select everything starting with the first &, copy it, and now paste this in at the end of the calc, twice. This in effect gives you many more rows of ||||||.
Once you've changed the number of actual portal rows on the layout, revisit the configuration script "Load Calendar Settings - On Startup..." and find the comment "How many portal rows are visible on the month screen?" make sure this following variable(s) is the number of rows in your portal. You only need to edit the Regular calendar variable if that is the only screen you're enlarging.
If you're adding rows to the gantt chart you'll also want to edit the script "Load Calendar Settings - Each Redraw" after the comment "How many portal rows are on the Gantt chart?"

Showing a different number of rows on the day view.

We show a different number of rows on the day view. If you want to add or remove rows (maybe you're changing the height of these portal rows) simply edit the portal and add or remove rows there. Note that the maximum number of rows is currently 36, and that's how many events you can scroll to on the day as well.
This is the same number as the total number of rows for the month view and is set at the beginning of the script "Load Calendar Settings - On Startup --- Edit Configuration Here ---" (remember to keep this number divisible by the $$sc_RowsPerDay variable mentioned above.

Can I add more fields to the day view?

Sure. Read adding fields for notes on how to add fields from your events table or from related tables.

How can I change the default view of the calendar?

Each "view" of the calendar is a separate tab on the same layout. You can learn more about changing these here.

I'd like to add a scroll bar to the calendar, or see more rows per day on the month view.

No problem: both things are easily done. Learn more here: scrolling the calendar

Can I use my own colors for events?

Of course. You can set the colors to be whatever you'd like (though light colors work best). Learn more here: event colors
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