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Calendar Homepage : Options/Commands Information

General Information:

The Options/Commands section of Calendar allows the user to alter aspects of the program to their preference, and this section can be accessed from the fourth item of the Main Menu. On the Options/Commands screen, you will see a list of various items for you to select by using the arrow cursor to move up and down the list and point to an item. Those that have Toggle boxes are the Options that can be turned On (denoted by having an 'x' in the box) or Off (no 'x'), and the items that do not are the Commands, which are envoked by selecting the item. The Enter or 2nd key may be used to choose an option or command, which are immediatly processed and carry out their function. The Clear key can be pressed to exit from the Options/Commands section and return to the Main Menu, and the Mode key is used to quit the program back to MirageOS. A summary of these functional keys in this section are listed below, and an explanation of each of the Options/Commands are given further down on this page.


Summary of Keys:

Enter/2nd:    Processes Option/Command.
Up/Down: Moves the Cursor Up/Down.
Clear: Returns to the Main Menu.
Mode: Exits Program to MirageOS.


    





Options/Commands:

  1. "Arch. AppVar At Exit"

    This option will determine whether or not the AppVar named "cal_data" will be Re-Archived upon exiting the program. If the AppVar resides in FlashROM memory before the program starts, it will be Unarchived to RAM so that the data can be read and written to. The AppVar can be left if RAM when the program is done, but it is susceptible to being lost in a RAM Reset. In this case, it is better to have the AppVar Archived so that it will not get deleted if the RAM is reset, either manually or accidentally by a faulty program. Calendar can Re-Archive "cal_data" automatically into the FlashROM when it is done, and that is achieved by having this option turned On. This option is On by default so users will be protected from having their important Special Day and Note data accidentally lost. The benefit of turning this option Off is that the program will begin faster when executed and quit more quickly as well, so the user must turn it Off manually if they have this preference.

    Note: Due to a bug in MirageOS, the AppVar will not be Re-Archived upon aborting the program with On+Mode or On+Clear, even if this option is turned On. See the Bugs, Ideas, & History for more information.


  2. "Restore Preset Sp. Days"

    This command will Restore all 16 of the Special Days that are preset and built into the program, incase the user had deleted any of them previously. These built-in Special Days are mostly U.S. Holidays, and which might not be some that users in other countries celebrate, so I allow for them to be deleted. In order to restore the preset ones at a later time, you just need to select this command and they will all be restored to the program, appearing in the Special Days list and on the calendar too. Selecting this option will not disturb or delete any of the other custom Special Days that were created by the user.


  3. "Date Format: DD/MM"

    This option allows the user to view all of the Dates shown in the program in the format of DD-MM-YYYY, as opposed to the default format of MM-DD-YYYY. The latter is the common format used in the United States, but other countries do not use it, and prefer to see the Date shown as DD-MM-YYYY instead. When this option is Off as it is by default, the U.S. format will be shown, so a user that prefers the alternate format must turn this option On manually.


  4. "Sort Notes List By Title"

    This command will perform an Alpabetical Sort of all the stored Daily Notes according to their titles. The notes will be physically rearranged in the AppVar so that they will appear in ascending Alphabetical order when viewed from the Notes List. If there are two notes with the same title, they will be left in the same order as they were manually entered by the user. If you have many notes stored, then the sorting command may take a while to process.


  5. "Sort Notes List By Date"

    This command will Sort all of the stored Daily Notes according to their Dates, putting them in order of earliest Note first. The notes will be physically rearranged in the AppVar so that they will appear in ascending Chronological order when viewed from the Notes List. There should not be two notes of the same date since the program prevents that from occuring, but incase the user alters the AppVar data to manually create two notes of the same date, then this Sort by Date command may fail and crash the calculator. As said above, if you have many notes stored, then this sorting command may take a while to process.


  6. "Confirm On Deletion"

    This option will determine whether or not the Confirmation Message will appear at the Deletion of Special Days or Notes. When you are viewing the Special Days list or the Notes list, the Del key will delete the currently-select Sp Day or Note, and by default, the program will ask you to confirm that deletion. At that point you will have to press 'Y' (for "Yes") to delete the Sp Day or Note, or 'N' (for "No") to not delete the entry and continue with the list. This confirmation is implemented so that a user does not accidentally delete an important Special Day or Note entry, but when the user becomes familiar enough with the program, they may want to turn Off this confirmation so entries can be deleted faster. When this option is Off, then no Confirmation Message will appear, and the Special Day or Note entry will be automatically removed. Also, when viewing a Note from the Notes List, the Del key will function to delete the current note, and this option applies at that point also to determine whether or not the confirmation message will appear.
        




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