Structure of Visual Planning

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STRUCTURE: ICON

Each icon is an image with a size ranging from 16*16 pixels to 64*64 pixels, and whose color map comprises 16 million colors.

VISUAL PLANNING manages pixel transparency where necessary.

Icons are attached to resources.

So each resource can have an icon.

They can be seen inside the views and, in particular, on the time bars representing the events.

CONFIGURATION

A resource may or may not have an icon, depending on the configuration of its dimension.

When configuring each dimension, you must define the type of icon it uses.

The following options are available:

  • None: none of the dimension’s resources has an icon.
  • Icon: the dimension’s resources will all have an icon which you can choose from the icon album. Each resource can have a different icon.
  • Heading: in this case, the dimension’s resources will have an icon generated automatically by part of the content of one of the dimension’s headings.

Predefined icons

There is a list of predefined icons in VISUAL PLANNING. It appears when you want to choose or edit a resource’s icon.

You can decide whether or not each dimension’s resources use icons.

To do so, go to the Settings menu > Dimension > Icon.

Then choose the Icon value in the list.

The icon album opens to enable you to choose a default icon.

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It is possible to choose from the icon themes offered.

By clicking on IconsDB, it is possible to choose a colour. The proposed icons will have this colour.

It is also possible to search the database by typing a keyword.

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Icon generated by a heading

You can use an existing heading to create an icon.

To do so, go to the Settings menu > Dimension > Icon.

Then choose Heading in the pull-down list.

The following window appears:

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Specify this icon’s characteristics, then click on OK.

These characteristics are as follows:

Background color

Choose the diary background color.

If nothing is entered, the background color will be transparent.

Font color

Choose the icon font color.

Heading

Choose a heading the first characters of which will be used to generate the icon.

In the case of a resource heading, the icon is that of the “dependent” resource.

Number of characters

Choose the number of characters making it possible to generate the icon.

This number can be 1, 2, 4 or 6.

USE

 

Modifying a resource’s icon

If the dimension allows you to have an icon (see Defining the icon when configuring a dimension), you can choose an icon for each resources by right-clicking on the resource > Modify > Settings tab > Icon.

You can directly modify a resource’s icon by clicking on the bouton-dossier button in the Settings tab of the resource’s editing window. This button serves to search for an icon located in a specific directory accessible via the workstation of the logged in user.

 

Modifying a resource’s icon by drag’n’drop

You can add an icon to a resource or else modify a resource’s icon by drag’n’drop.

To do so, go to the resource’s settings by right-clicking on the resource > Modify > Settings tab > Icon.

Edit the icon by clicking on the bouton-crayon button.

Once the icon is displayed you can:

  • Drag’n’drop an image directly in the icon display window,
  • Drag’n’drop the image file directly in the icon display window.

Saving an icon

ou can save the icon of an existing resource in order to use it again later on.

To do so, go to the resource’s settings by right-clicking on the resource > Modify > Settings tab > Icon.

Edit the icon by clicking on the button.

Once the icon is displayed on screen, you can save it in a given directory by clicking on the bouton-sauvegarder button.

Viewing a resource’s icon

You can view the icon on the resources in the following views: Schedule View and Resources View.

You can then choose the icon size in the view’s display settings.

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Viewing an event’s icon

The icons can be viewed on the events in a Schedule View, a Diary View, or one of the Events views.

You can then choose the icon size in the view’s display settings.

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