Link Your Shared Calendar to Dropbox

If your team or group uses Dropbox to share files, it may make sense to include a link to your CalendarWiz shared calendar in Dropbox.  This article provides the steps to link your Dropbox to your CalendarWiz calendar:

Step 1:  Go to https://www.dropbox.com in a browser like Chrome or Internet Explorer and Login.
Please note that going to your local computer’s Dropbox will not work.  Once you’ve logged in, navigate to the Dropbox folder where you want to put your calendar link.

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Step 2: Next, open a new window in your browser, not a new tab.  This is important.  Click the settings menu in upper right of browser and select New Window.

Go to your CalendarWiz calendar, using your standard calendar link, in this format:

https://www.calendarwiz.com/yourcalendaridentifier

Step 3: Here’s the trick, you’re going to “drag” your CalendarWiz calendar link from one window and “drop” it into your Dropbox folder that’s in the 2nd window.  Ok, start dragging.

 

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Step 4: Drag the link over to your Dropbox and drop it where you want it.

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Step 5:  You’re done!  Your team or group will now see the link appear in their Dropbox on their computer.  Just a double click will launch your shared calendar.

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Multi-Day Banner Events

A multi-day event is an individual event that spans more than one day, for example a vacation, seminar, project, travel schedule or fundraiser.   These events appear as a banner from the event start day to the event end day.

If you’d like this feature turned on in your calendar, email us at support@calendarwiz.com

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Here’s how it works…

 

STEP 1:  Select event start date and start time.  The start time is simply the time the event begins on the start date.  In this example “Annie to Ireland” starts at 1:00PM on January 3rd.  You may also select the “All Day Event” option so you don’t have to select a start time or end time.

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STEP 2: Select event end date and end time.  The end time is when the event ends on the event end date.  In this example, “Annie to Ireland” ends on January 9th at 3:00PM.  You may also select “No End Time” so that no end time appears for this event.

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STEP 3: Voila! You’ve got a multi-day banner event.
For more info on adding events, check out these help articles on our Quick Event and Full Event editors.

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Quick Tips:

  • Converting repeating event to multi-day? If you are editing an existing daily repeating event and want to convert it to a multi-day event, you must click “Never” under the repeating section.  Instead select a start date for the event and an end date on the left-hand side of the editor.
  • An event’s banner color will inherit it’s category legend color.  To change a category legend color, go to Admin Menu > Categories > Edit > Pick a new legend color > Save
  • Saturday to Sunday multi-day event titles not fitting the complete event title? Here are a couple solutions.
    1) Make the event title shorter.
    2) Start your calendar weeks with Monday to give more space for your Sat to Sun event title. Go to Admin Menu > Calendar Options > Advanced > check  > Save
    3) Add event as daily repeating event instead of multi-day event.
  • Multi-day events vs. repeating events – multi-day events last more than one day where as repeating events are single events that repeat in a specific pattern.  It is possible to add multi-day events that repeat as well.  Learn more about repeating events.

We welcome your questions and feedback!  Email us any time at support@calendarwiz.com

 

Suggest Event Form with Saved Locations

We’ve just released the option to add saved locations to your Suggest Event Form!  Communities, churches, and schools that use saved locations to reserve rooms or facilities have requested this option for some time.

Why is this exciting?  Adding a saved locations drop down list to the form makes it easy for calendar visitors or community members to request a room or facility for their event submission.  Events submitted through the suggest event form will still require admin or manager approval.  To take advantage of this new option, you will need to update your Suggest Event Setup.

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Here’s how it works…

 

Step 1:  Be sure to enable the Suggest Event Form

Go to Admin Menu > under the “Apps” section > Suggest Event > Suggest Event Setup tab >

Check to “Enable Suggest Event Form” and optionally check “Show Suggest Button in Calendar Menu.”  If you want to hide the event contact section, you may uncheck the “Show Event Contact fields” option.

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In the image below, you’ll see where the suggest button appears on the calendar menu.  Also note that we’ve customized the button text.

 

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Step 2:  Select the Saved Locations you’d like to include in your form.

Check the saved locations that you would like to appear in the suggest event form.
The free-form location fields are included by default; but you may hide those fields by unchecking “Allow free-form locations.”  Optionally, you can require selection or entry of a location.  If you don’t have saved locations in your calendar, you can add saved locations by going to:
Admin Menu > Locations > Add

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Step 3:  Save & Preview Your Form

Save and Preview Form Buttons are located at the bottom of the Suggest Setup screen.  Save changes and then click to Preview Form.

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As always, we welcome your feedback and are happy to answer any questions you may have.  Email us at support@calendarwiz.com