NewDeal Technical Support Document 263


Tips about using NewPlanner

How to Print a Month's Calendar

When printing out the calendar, it has a set size for each day or each box. Can you change the size of the box (for printing purposes) to make it larger to encompass more events than it defaults to?

You can create larger calendars by using the "Page Setup" dialog box. All of the date "boxes" will still be the same size as each other, but you can create a larger calendar overall to encompass more events.

Also, more event data will fit on the page if you print in landscape mode. In addition, if you want to create a calendar spanning over multiple pages, calculate the document size by doing the following:

where the printout is n sheets wide by m sheets high.

If you are using something with larger margins, use this "formula" instead:

  1. The document size for a 2 sheet by 2 sheet document would be 16.5" x 21.5"
  2. With larger margins, it would be 16.5" x 20.5"
This provides a document that fills all the paper on which it is printed.

Tracking time with NewPlanner

Using NewPlanner, you can keep track of how long a phone call is, your time online, or how long the kids can play Tetris, or Solitaire before taking turns. Do the following:

Elapsed Time with Alarm

  1. Start NewPlanner. Look at the current time.
  2. Set Preferences to zero minutes, zero days, zero hours.
  3. Set Alarm for time to sound alarm.
  4. If you have NewPlanner set for a 10-15 minute warning and you are trying to track a shorter period of time, the alarm may not sound at all if the warning period is longer than the scheduled event.
  5. Use the Snooze feature to have the alarm repeat. It will go off about every 4.5 minutes.

How to track elapsed time with Solitaire

  1. Start Solitaire.
  2. Shrink the window vertically to the maximum. Only a tiny slit of cards will be showing.
  3. Shrink the window horizontally so the Time display is in the lower right corner.
  4. Drag the Solitaire box to the lower right corner of the screen.
  5. Click on the left card stack to start the timer.
  6. Click on Game/Re-deal to reset the timer or select Options/Timed Game to clear/reset the timer.
  7. Once a card has been touched the timer will keep on counting: seconds, minutes, hours...
  8. Minimize Solitaire and drag the Icon to the lower right corner of the screen so it will pop up over the icon when opened again (keep your work in one place).

To play the timer copy of Solitaire while using the timer:

  1. Click the upper right corner button to maximize the application.
  2. Press the box again to shrink it down to size.
  3. Press the Minimize button (left box in the upper right corner) to minimize the timer, but it makes more sense to start another copy of Solitaire so the timer is not interrupted if something serious is being tracked.


Alarm Function Tip

NewPlanner must be active in order for the alarm function to work. This means NewPlanner must either be open and visible, or minimized and visible as an icon at the bottom of the screen.
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Last Modified 17 Feb 1999