DIARY VIEW: DISPLAY SETTINGS

 

Access

Important

The display settings are displayed automatically when a view is created.

There are several ways to access a view’s Display Settings:

 

  • Go to Global Settings > Click on Predefined views > Choose the view > Display settings, or

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  • Go to Display > Click on Display Settings,
  • Click on the button select button in the header view, then on Display settings.

In all cases, a window appears.

diary view display settings

Now modify the settings and click on the OK button.

The window has four tabs:

 

Diary tab

 

This tab is dedicated to the configuration of the diary grid.

 

Daily calendar

Among the existing daily calendars, choose the one to be seen as the background color for the diary grid.

This calendar is not necessarily from the view’s resources.

 

Hourly calendar

Among the existing hourly calendars, choose the one to be seen as the background color for the diary grid.

This calendar is not necessarily from the view’s resources.

 

Font

Choose the font for the view header elements.

Click on the […] button to open the font definition window:

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You can choose:

  • a font,

  • a style (bold, italics, etc.),

  • a character size.

Display mode

In a Diary View, days are displayed horizontally and hours vertically.

There are four display modes for the Diary View:

  • Day: a column representing a day, with hours along the vertical axis;

  • Working week: five columns for the working days from Monday to Friday, with hours along the vertical axis;

  • Week: seven columns for the days from Monday to Sunday, with hours along the vertical axis;

  • Month: for days from Monday to Sunday, with weeks along the vertical axis.

Warning

In a monthly Diary View, a maximum of four event bars can be displayed. This is referred as an event overlap.

Set to the current date

Enable this button to set the view to the current date, each time the favorite display using this view is started.

 

Scroll to the current date

Enable this button to allows the view to automatically move to the current date.

 

Horizontal grid

Enable this button to display or not a clearer demarcation of the lines.

 

Display hourly calendars

Enable this button to display the hourly calendars.

 

Non working hours

Enable this button to display the hours whose period type is non working.

Start hour

Define the start time when displaying a day.

This start time is necessary when the Non working hours option is disabled.

This start time is not linked to the hourly calendars.

 

End hour

Define the end time when displaying a day.

This end time is necessary when the Non working hours option is disabled.

This end time is not linked to the hourly calendars.

 

Period

Define the display delimiters for the Diary View.

 

Allowed filters of ‘Dimensions’

Choose the ‘Dimension’ filters that will be available and visible in the Diary View.

 

Background color

Choose the view’s background color.

This color is for days and times where the type of period does not have a color.

 

Load all rows

Enable this button to load all the events.

 

Display current date lines

Enable this button to mark the day’s date with a red line.

 

Only lines with events

Enable this button to only display rows that have events.

Events tab

 

This tab is dedicated to the configuration of the time bars.

diary view events tab

The following settings are taken into account for the time bars display:

Dimensions for background colors

 

diary view events time bar

The time bar background color can be:

  • one color if a single dimension is chosen to show the color,
  • multi-colored if several dimensions are chosen to show the color.

Use the bouton-crayon button to open the following window:

choose dimension

Border thickness

You can define the thickness of this colored border by modifying the numerical value of this thickness.

 

Dimension for border color

diary view border color

This list enables you to choose the dimension whose resources color will be used as the duration bar border color.

Use the bouton-crayon button to edit the chosen dimension and modify its default color.

Font

Right-click to open the font definition window:

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You can choose:

  • a font,
  • a style (bold, italics, etc.),
  • a character size.

Text on duration bars

To access the choice of data to display, right-click on this button bouton-crayon in the Time bars label field.

All the VISUAL PLANNING data is present in the window that appears.

Use the pull-down list to filter the type of available entities.

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To add a label, select the label in the left-hand part, then drag it to the right-hand part using the arrows.

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You can also sort the appearance of the data in the time bar using the sorting arrows.

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In general, if several properties are selected in the display settings, only one label will be displayed.

Position

You can choose the position of the labels in relation to the duration bar.

The possible choices are as follows:

  • Left,
  • Right,
  • Center,
  • External.

External alignment is only useful for daily events or in Month mode.

 

Always visible

Enable this button to make the icon always visible, even if the visible duration of the event is less than the icon height.

 

Position of icons

You can display one or more icons on the time bar.

These icons can be aligned:

  • to the left,
  • or to the right of the duration bar.

 

Dimensions icons

You can choose one or more dimensions to show the event icons.

Use the bouton-crayon button to open the following window:

choose dimension

To do so, simply drag them from left to right using the arrows:

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Linked event filter

You can show the linked events of dependent dimensions.

Choose an event filter to select the events to show from the dimensions chosen on the resource headings from the Diary View’s dimension.

Display extra events

To show linked events, you must choose the resource headings, if any, that belong to the active Diary View.

 

Display the progress bar

Enable this button to display the progress status on the time bar.

 

Progress color

You can choose the progress bar color by clicking on this field.

The color map then opens.

Urgent color

The urgent color indicates the event’s status is urgent.

It is visible:

  • as the progress bar color,
  • or the border color.

This is only useful if the achievement is manual. In automatic achievement mode, the event cannot be urgent.

You can choose the urgent color by clicking on this field.

The color map then opens.

 

Sort in ascending order

Enable this button to sort displayed events in ascending order.

 

Labels sorting

You can sort displayed events in alphabetical order according to certain event data. To do so, click on the bouton-crayon button.

The following window opens:

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Event filters allowed

The list of filters available in the Diary view can be shortened by choosing from the existing filters.

 

Tooltips as duration bars

You can display different information in the duration bars and the tooltips.

By disabling this button, the information displayed in the tooltip can be different from the information shown in the duration bar.

 

Text of tooltips

If the previous button is disabled, you can thus modify the tooltip labels.

Use the bouton-crayon button to open the following window:

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You must then choose in the left-hand window the labels to display in the tooltips by dragging from left to right using the arrows.

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You can sort appearance of data in the time bar using the sorting arrows.

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Printing tab

diary view printing tab

Use this tab to define the view printing settings.

Footer

To define the printing footer:

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The following buttons enable you to define automatic information:

  • visual planning 8 page-number-button: Page number,
  • visual-planning-8-number-of-page-button: Number of pages,
  • visual-planning-8-print-date-button: Print date,
  • visual-planning-8-print-time-button: Print time,
  • visual-planning-8-schedule-name-button: Schedule name,
  • visual-planning-8-view-name-button: View name,
  • visual-planning-8-name-of-user-button: Name of user,
  • visual-planning-8-name-permission-group-button: Name of permission group.

You can also type in a specific text directly in the relevant zone.

Header

To define the printing header:

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The following buttons enable you to define automatic information:

  • visual planning 8 page-number-button: Page number,
  • visual-planning-8-number-of-page-button: Number of pages,
  • visual-planning-8-print-date-button: Print date,
  • visual-planning-8-print-time-button: Print time,
  • visual-planning-8-schedule-name-button: Schedule name,
  • visual-planning-8-view-name-button: View name,
  • visual-planning-8-name-of-user-button: Name of user,
  • visual-planning-8-name-permission-group-button: Name of permission group.

You can also type in a specific text directly in the relevant zone.

Page setting

The following window appears, where you can define the default page layout settings of the selected view:

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You must specify the page layout characteristics in this window.

You can save this page layout definition in a favorite display.

You must then click on OK to validate the page layout.

 

Show logo

Enable this button to show the logo at the top left in the printing output.

 

Select logo

 

The logo is an image file that can be displayed in the printing output.

This image is unique for the entire schedule.

Click on […] to display the following window:

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Browse the directories to select an image file, then click on the Open button.

Synchronization tab

diary view synchro tab

Synchronization of a view consists in defining the characteristics that will be dependent on the other views.

The possibilities are as follows:

 

Date

Enable this button to synchronize the diary date with the date in the other views.

The diary date is the date in the view’s calendar.

Events filters

You can synchronize the view’s events filter with the events filters of the other views.

 

Resource filter

You can synchronize the view’s resource filter with the filters of the other views.

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