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Main calendar views

The main calendar spud displays the calendar itself.

It also displays event detail views that appear when you click an event description in the calendar or other spud. You can learn how to select and customize event detail views in another topic.

A single main calendar spud can be associated with several different calendar views. Each view presents the events in a different way.

For example, the following image shows the same events presented in Classic Table, Detail List, and Classic Month view.

Three main calendar views

Three views of the same main calendar spud.

Topic links

I want to publish a different view of the same calendar on another webpage. Do I have to create a whole new calendar?

Add, remove and reorder calendar views

Every published calendar has a default view that you select when you first publish the calendar.

With the main calendar spud, you aren't restricted to a single view. You can select alternate views, and then give calendar visitors the option to switch between views to find the one that best meets their needs.

Default calendar view

With the main calendar spud, you aren't restricted to just one calendar view

Tips

  • While you can add as many alternate views as you want, three to five view options satisfies the needs of most calendar visitors.
  • To support view switching, place a View Chooser control spud on the page that contains the main calendar spud.

    I'd like more information about control spuds in general and the View Chooser spud in particular.

    Tabbed View Chooser control spud

    Calendar visitors use the View Chooser control spud (Tabbed View Chooser shown above the main calendar here) to switch between views.

To add alternate views

  1. In the Publishing Control Panel, on the Calendar Spuds tab, in the Main Calendar Spud title bar, click Add a Calendar View.
  2. In the Add Calendar View page, select the view you want and click OK.
  3. In the Publishing Control Panel, you can now edit the view's styles and settings.

    Edit Settings & Styles link

    Click links at the bottom of calendar view descriptions to edit settings and more.

Tips

  • You can remove alternate calendar views at any time. In the Publishing Control Panel, on the Calendar Spuds tab under Available Calendar Views, find the view you want to remove. In the bottom right corner of the view description, click Remove.
  • To quickly change calendar view order, on the Calendar Spuds tab, find the view you want to move, and then click the up or down arrow located next to Set as Default in the upper right corner of the view box.

Change the default main calendar view

If you've added alternate views for a main calendar spud, you can change which view is the default at any time.

To change the default view

  1. In your Trumba account, display your calendar and click Publish to open the Publishing Control Panel.
  2. On the Calendar Spuds tab, under Available Calendar Views, find the view you want to set as the default.
  3. Click Set as Default in the upper right corner of the view description.

    Setting an alternate view as default

    Clicking to set an alternate view as the default

Customize main calendar views

Customizing calendar views means setting the way the main calendar spud looks and behaves on the webpage where it's published.

After you select the views of your main calendar spud that you want to provide, you can customize:

Customize main calendar settings that apply to all views

  1. In the Publishing Control Panel, on the Calendar Spuds tab, in the Main Calendar Spud section, click Edit Settings & Styles.
  2. On the Edit Settings page, select each of the following tabs and make your setting and style choices:
    • General Settings

      On the General Settings tab, you decide whether or not to display an embedded calendar list. The calendar list lets visitors hide or show events based on the calendar the events belong to.

      Tip A calendar list makes sense only when you mixed other calendars into your calendar during the publishing process. Learn more.

      General calendar list settings

      Select Yes to display an embedded calendar list above the calendar.

      The following image shows how an embedded calendar list looks.

      Embedded calendar list

      Embedded calendar list (outlined in red)

      Even if you choose not to display the embedded calendar list, you can let visitors hide or show events based on calendars. For example, instead of displaying the embedded calendar list, you can add a Calendar List spud and embed it beside the main calendar.

      Calendar List spud

      Calendar List spud (outlined in red) beside the main calendar

      Learn more about Calendar List spuds in Mixins, paging, and grouping.

    • Embedded Calendar List

      If you decide to embed a calendar list above your calendar, on this tab, you choose style settings that determine how that embedded calendar list will look.

      If you set global styles, those styles are reflected in the settings on this tab.

    • Event Actions Panel

      On this tab, you choose the settings that control how the Event Actions panel looks.

      If you set global styles, those styles are reflected in the settings on this tab.

      Event actions panel

      Event actions panel (outlined in red)

      Tip You control whether or not the Event Actions panel is available for each individual calendar view. Learn more.

    • Calendar Actions Panel

      On this tab, you decide which calendar actions to make available and you choose settings that control how the Calendar Actions panel looks.

      If you set global styles, those styles are reflected in the Styles section of the tab.

      Calendar actions tab

      Using calendar actions, visitors can subscribe to your calendar to stay informed about upcoming events.

      Tip Calendar actions you show or hide here affect all calendar views, with the exception of the Mobile Table view.

      Calendar actions panel

      Calendar actions panel (outlined in red)

    • Search Status Panel

      On this tab, you decide whether or not to show the Search Status panel in response to a visitor's keyword or location search. You also choose the settings that control how the Search Status panel looks.

      If you set global styles, those styles are reflected in the settings on this tab.

      Search status panel

      Search status panel (outlined in red)

      If you provide Search spuds next to your main calendar, it's probably a good idea to show the Search Status panel.

      Where can I find out more about Search spuds?

Customize individual views

Each view has two categories of customization:

  • Settings that affect calendar behavior
  • Local style settings for an individual view

Are there global style settings somewhere so I don't have to set the same styles for a bunch of different views?

For help with these settings, click the green Help buttons (Green Help button) where you see them in the settings forms.

To set the behavior and styles of a calendar view

  1. In the Publishing Control Panel, on the Calendar Spuds tab, under Available Calendar Views, find the view you want to customize.
  2. At the bottom left of the view description, click Edit Settings & Styles.
  3. On the Edit Settings page, the tabs you see depend upon the calendar view you're customizing.
    • List and Classic Table views: General Settings and Events: Default Layout tabs.

      For these views, you find both behavior and style settings on each tab.

      Tip These views are unique because you have more options for how events are organized and displayed. For example, you can use these views to feature high visibility events.

      Tell me more about featuring events.

    • All other views: Behavior and style settings each have their own tabs: Settings and Styles.
  4. On each tab, set the options you want.

    I need a whole lot more information before I can possibly select my style preferences.

    Related information that might help you decide which behavior settings you want:

  5. As you experiment with settings, preview them by clicking Preview at the bottom of the forms.
  6. When you're comfortable with how the calendar view behaves and looks, click OK.
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