Viewing Calendar Details

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Viewing Calendar Details

Postby jamestpalmer » Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:30 am

On the old calendar, every member could view event details in the calendar. This was especially important for the plethora of Young Men and Young Women Activities. We would just list "Mutual" on the Calendar, and then each organization would have listed their plans, things needed to bring, etc. We hoped to continue that with the added benefit of allowing the youth secretaries to update their own calendars. They can update them now, but no one else in their quorum/class can get the info.

On the New calendar, you can only see the first couple of lines of the details section unless you are an editor of that calendar. I love the feature that allows you to send out email reminders previous to the event, but if someone wanted to just look at the details they can't. (It drives our Bulletin Specialist batty!)

Is there some simple thing I am missing or is this a fix that is in the works?

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Postby jamestpalmer » Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:47 am

OK. I am feeling ignored.

Can someone please at least acknowledge whether or not you are having the same problem? Is there another forum where this is being addressed? This one issue is the ONLY issue that is keeping our ward from fully embracing the new calendar. In order to take advantage of all the Great new features of the new calendar, I am copy and pasting everything from the new calendar into the old so that the ward members can see the details but still receive email updates in a timely way. This is very labor intensive and increasingly confusing to general ward members.

I REALLY need to know what to tell my Ward Council before they abandon the new calendar altogether.

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Postby aebrown » Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:51 am

jamestpalmer wrote:OK. I am feeling ignored.

Can someone please at least acknowledge whether or not you are having the same problem? Is there another forum where this is being addressed? This one issue is the ONLY issue that is keeping our ward from fully embracing the new calendar. In order to take advantage of all the Great new features of the new calendar, I am copy and pasting everything from the new calendar into the old so that the ward members can see the details but still receive email updates in a timely way. This is very labor intensive and increasingly confusing to general ward members.

I REALLY need to know what to tell my Ward Council before they abandon the new calendar altogether.


All members can see the details of calendar events. The only problem that some people experience is that they can only see the first three lines of the "Details" field. As you can read in this post, this is a problem only for Internet Explorer. For all other browsers, a scroll bar will appear allowing users to scroll and see the full details field.

Also, I would note that those who use the Sync feature to see the calendar on smart phones will be able to see the details there; the problem only is with IE on the calendar site itself.
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Postby russellhltn » Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:21 am

aebrown wrote:this is a problem only for Internet Explorer.


Unfortunately, given IE's usage share, telling all unit members who use IE to get another browser isn't likely to go over well.

This kind of thing tends to get fixed on it's own time schedule. It might be next week, or it might be a few months from now.

The way I see it, you have a few choices:
1) Forget about the new calendar for now - but the members will lose the ability to automatically sync the church calendar with their own calendar.
2) Continue as you have been manually updating both calendars. This is labor-intensive for you, but it gives the members the best of both.
3) Find an alternative for the lengthy descriptions that not everyone can see.

If I understand the comment about the Ward Bulletin Specialist correctly, if you can work out a solution for one person (switching browsers, passing the info via another method, making them a editor, etc) then at least the details will be in the Sunday bulletin which hopefully gets to most of the members.
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Postby aebrown » Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:45 pm

RussellHltn wrote:Unfortunately, given IE's usage share, telling all unit members who use IE to get another browser isn't likely to go over well.


No one suggested that. I think it's important to explain the scope of the problem, so that at least the other half of the population that doesn't use IE can know that it isn't a problem for them.
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