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dxcalendar

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NAME

dxcalendar - DECwindows calendar program  

SYNOPSIS

dxcalendar [[options] |[-migrate [calname] start_date end_date] ]


 

OPTIONS

Specifies the color of the window's border (color displays only). This overrides the system default defined in the Session Manager's Customize Window dialog box. Specifies the color of the window's background (color displays only). This overrides the system default defined in the Session Manager's Customize Window dialog box. Specifies the display screen where dxcalendar displays its window. If the display option is not specified, dxcalendar uses the display screen specified by your DISPLAY environment variable. The display option has the format hostname:number. Using two colons (::) instead of one (:) indicates that DECnet is to be used for transport. The default is :0. For more information, see X(1X). This option is the same as the -d option. Specifies the color of the text (color displays only). This overrides the system default defined in the Session Manager's Customize Window dialog box. For migrating dxcalendar database file calname for use with the CDE calendar, dtcm. If unspecified, calname defaults to $HOME/.dxcalendar.dwc. The variables start_date and end_date are the starting and ending dates of the period for which dxcalendar entries are migrated. The format for start_date and end_date is dd-mmm-yyyy (for example, 22-DEC-1994). No other option can be used with -migrate. See dxcaltodtcm(1) for the complete migration procedure.
 

DESCRIPTION

The dxcalendar command starts an online interactive calendar and appointment book. The calendar stores and organizes information about events, reminds you when the scheduled events are due to take place, and can automatically schedule events that repeat on a regular basis.

When it first starts, dxcalendar creates a binary database file named .dxcalendar.dwc in your home directory.

The dxcalendar command displays calendar information by providing individual windows for a year, month, or day. By default, dxcalendar displays a window containing a month display with the current day enclosed in a box.

To select a month or day, click on the appropriate name or number. To move backwards and forwards within one display type, use the scroll bars provided. To change from one display type to another, double-click on the appropriate item. For example, to show a year display, double-click on the year. To get context-sensitive help on a name or a menu item, place the cursor on the item and press the Help key and MB1 simultaneously.

For more information, click on the Help menu, or use the Help key.
 

MENUS

The dxcalendar window contains the following menus: File Edit View Entry Options Help
 

File Menu

The File menu lets you modify the dxcalendar session. Updates take effect immediately. The File menu contains the following menu items: Lets you select the calendar you want to manipulate or open an additional calendar. A dialog box is displayed prompting for the name of the calendar. You can open calendars for which you do not have write access. If you specify the name of a calendar that does not exist, dxcalendar prompts you for the name of a calendar that you want to create. If you have write access to the specified directory, the calendar is created with your default file access. Lets you open another calendar in another window. Allows you to include a file into an entry. Closes the current calendar. If the current calendar is the only active calendar, exits from dxcalendar. Renames the current calendar. You are prompted for the new calendar name. Deletes a calendar. A dialog box asking for confirmation is displayed. Writes a representation of a specified range of timeslots in the calendar to a file in PostScript, DDIF, or Text format and optionally lets you send the file to a printer. If there is a currently selected timeslot range, dxcalendar displays a dialog box asking you to confirm that the selected range is to be printed. You can also specify the timeslot range by entering the starting and ending times of the range to be printed. Exits from the dxcalendar application and closes all dxcalendar windows.
 

Edit Menu

The Edit menu contains the following menu items: Cuts the selected text from the application window. Copies the selected text. Pastes the text last cut or copied. Deletes selected text from an entry or deletes a selected entry. Selects all entries or all text in an open entry. Alters the display of the selected day. The Mark submenu contains the following menu items: Specifies that the selected day be marked as it was at dxcalendar startup, after previously being marked with one of the other four options. Specifies that the selected day be marked as a work day (bold type). Specifies that the selected day be marked as a non-work day (lighter type). Specifies that the selected day be marked as a non-special day (normal type). Specifies that the selected day be marked as a special day (bold, larger, and on color displays, red type).
 

View Menu

The View Menu contains the following menu items: Changes the current display to the display type of the selected item. For example, if a day number is selected from a year display, the display type is converted to a day display, with the selected day displayed. The selected item must be the name or number of a year, month, or day. Changes the current display to a display of the current day. Changes the current display to a day display. Changes the current display to a month display. By default, dxcalendar displays the month containing the current day. Changes the current display to a year display. By default, dxcalendar displays the year containing the current day and month.
 

Entry Menu

If you double click on a day, or choose either the Today or the Day option from the View menu, the Entry menu is listed on the menu bar. The Entry menu also appears on the menu bar when you invoke dxcalendar if you have used the Customize menu's General option to select Day as the First View. The Entry menu contains the following menu items: Lets you add and delete calendar timeslot entries. This item is enabled only if the day display is in use and a timeslot is selected. A dialog box appears with a text window that lets you enter text into the selected timeslot and prompts for an alarm. When the alarm is activated, dxcalendar displays a dialog box listing the date, the time of the timeslot and the contents of the timeslot entry, and emits a beep. Closes an open entry. Deletes an entry. Removes any changes you have made to the entry.
 

Options Menu

The Options menu contains the following menu items: Customize various general options. Customize the day view. Customization affects the default behavior when creating new entries. There is no effect on already existing entries.

Note
To modify existing entries, you can either open the Edit dialog box from the Entry menu by double clicking with MB1 in the timeslot's icon area, and then make day display modifications, or you can select the Mark item from the Edit menu and then select the various day display options. Customize the icon box Customize the default alarms. Save current settings. Cancel any unsaved changes you have made. Return to the default dxcalendar settings.
 

Help Menu

The Help menu contains the following menu items: Starts context sensitive help. Enters the Overview help topic. Provides information on how to use help. Provides information on the current version of Calendar. Provides a glossary of terms used in the Calendar application.
 

X DEFAULTS

The dxcalendar application uses the values in the .Xdefaults file when you logged in and uses the appropriate resource specification to customize the appearance or characteristics of its displayed dxcalendar window. The format for a resource specification in the .Xdefaults file is:

[name*]resource: value

Specifies the application name or the name string that restricts the resource assignment to that application or to a component of an application. If this argument is not specified, the resource assignment is globally available to all X applications. Specifies the resource. Specifies the value that is to be assigned to the resource.

The available class identifier is dxcalendar.

For more information, see X(1X).
 

FILES


 

SEE ALSO

mwm(1X), X(1X), dxcaltodtcm(1), dtcm(1)


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
OPTIONS
DESCRIPTION
MENUS
File Menu
Edit Menu
View Menu
Entry Menu
Options Menu
Help Menu
X DEFAULTS
FILES
SEE ALSO

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