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Main calendar views

Calendar views are ways of presenting events in a main calendar spud.

For example, some views provide a lot of detail with each event. Other views are spare and compact. Some views support photos. Others look very traditional, like something you might see hanging on your kitchen wall.

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

While each main calendar spud has a default calendar view, you can associate the spud with several different views and give visitors the option of selecting the view they prefer. You can also customize each view to present events exactly the way you want.

How do I let visitors choose between calendar views?

Tip The main calendar spud not only displays the calendar views. It also displays event detail views that appear when you click an event description in the main calendar or other spud. You can learn how to select and customize event detail views in another topic.

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 that you want to provide, you can 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, you see five tabs. Descriptions of the setting and style choices on each of the tabs follow:
    • General Settings tab

      On the General Settings tab, you decide whether or not to:

      • Display an embedded calendar list.
      • Automatically detect mobile devices.

      Embedded calendar list

      The calendar list lets visitors hide or show events based on the calendar the events belong to.

      Tip Consider displaying the calendar list only if 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.

      Automatically detect mobile

      Automatically detect mobile means that calendar visitors who view your calendar using mobile devices will see calendar and event detail views optimized for smaller screens.

      To learn more about the mobile table and event detail views, see Auto display mobile views on mobile devices.

    • Embedded Calendar List tab

      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 tab

      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 If you prefer to hide the Event Actions panel, you can turn if off in the settings for each individual calendar view. Learn more.

    • Calendar Actions Panel tab

      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

      By default, all four calendar actions are available at the top of each calendar view. Select No for actions you prefer not to support.

      Using calendar actions, visitors can print the current calendar view and subscribe to your calendar to stay informed about upcoming events.

      Tell more more about calendar subscriptions.

      Calendar actions panel

      Calendar actions panel (outlined in red)

      Tip Calendar actions you show or hide using the Calendar Actions Panel tab affect all calendar views, with the exception of the Mobile Table view. Mobile Table view has it's own calendar action settings.

    • Search Status Panel tab

      When a visitor searches your calendar by keyword, date, or location or uses a filter to limit the events the calendar displays, by default, a search results panel appears above the calendar.

      Search results panel

      Search results panel (outlined in red)

      On the Search Status Panel tab, you can hide the panel if you prefer. However, if you provide search and/or filter spuds next to your main calendar, displaying the panel gives visitors helpful feedback about and an easy way to clear search results.

      Where can I learn more about search and filter spuds?

      Search Status Panel tab

      Search Status Panel tab

      In the Styles section of the tab, you can choose settings that control how the search results panel looks.

      If you set global styles, those styles are reflected here.

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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