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File Menu Commands

The File menu provides commands for creating new items, adding calendar subscriptions, importing or exporting, saving web pages, printing, and backing up or restoring data.
The file menu.

New...

The New menu option expands into a submenu of commands for creating new items.

The New submenu provides commands for creating new items.

New > Calendar

  • After selecting this command, a new event calendar will be created. The Calendar Properties window will be displayed. The calendar will also be added to the Calendar List.
  • You can define multiple calendars for birthdays, anniversaries, work schedules, medical appointments, scheduling rooms or other resources, etc.
  • The default keyboard shortcut is Ctrl+Shift+C.

New > Calendar Group

  • The Calendar List allows calendars to be grouped. This command will create a new calendar group in the Calendar List.
  • Existing calendars can be dragged into the new calendar group, or the group can be right-clicked to add new calendars to it.

New > Category

  • This command will create a new category, which can be used in the Category field of the Event Editor.
  • The new category will be displayed in the Category Editor, where the default name and appearance can be modified.

New > Event

  • After selecting this command, the Event Editor window will be displayed, where a new event can be defined.
  • The default keyboard shortcut is Ctrl+N.

New > Recurring Event

  • After selecting this command, the Recurrence tab of the Event Editor window will be displayed, where a new recurring event can be defined.
  • This is the same as the "New Event" command, except the new event will default to be recurring.

New > All Day Event

  • After selecting this command, the Event Editor window will be displayed, where a new all-day event can be defined.
  • This is the same as the "New Event" command, except the new event will default to being all-day.

New > Contact

  • This command will cause the Contact Editor window to be displayed, where a new contact can be defined.
  • The new contact's "File As" value must be unique, otherwise the changes will overwrite the existing contact having the same File As value.
  • In the Pro version, contacts can be selected as recipients for email reminders, text message reminders, and meeting requests.

Add Calendar Subscription

  • This will initiate a new ICS calendar subscription.
  • A new calendar will be created and added to the Calendar List.
  • The Subscribe tab of the Calendar Properties window will then be displayed, allowing the location of the calendar to be specified, along with other subscription settings.
  • If the new calendar is successfully subscribed, it will automatically be named based on the source calendar.
  • The default keyboard shortcut is F6.

Add Public Calendars and Holidays

  • After selecting this command, the Add Public Calendars window will be displayed, allowing you to browse a list of publicly available calendars and select ones that you would like to add to your Calendar List.
  • These public calendars cover things like holidays for a variety of countries and religions, sports and entertainment events, science and astronomy events, and much more.

Import Events

  • After selecting this command, the Import Events window will be displayed.
  • In the Lite version, data can be imported from ICS files only. The Pro version can also import from vCalendar (vcs) files, tab-delimited text files, CSV files, Microsoft Outlook, and Microsoft Excel.

Export...

  • After selecting this command, the Export Events window will be displayed.
  • In the Lite version, data can be exported to ICS files only. The Pro version can also export to CSV files, Microsoft Outlook, and Microsoft Excel.

Save as Web Page (HTML)

  • This command will display the Save As Web Page window, where one or more months can be saved to HTML web pages.
  • Any filters set in the Calendar Items area will be used when generating the web pages. If there are calendars you don't want to include in the HTML output, you can uncheck their names to cause them to be hidden, prior to using the Save As Web Page command.
  • The generated web pages can be uploaded to a website.

Print

  • This command will display the Print Settings window, where a print layout, date range, and various options can be specified.
  • A dynamic print preview can also be displayed. It will automatically update as print settings are changed.
  • After you're satisfied with the print settings, you can continue printing from the Print Settings window.
  • The default keyboard shortcut is Ctrl+P.

Print Preview

  • This is basically the same as the Print command, except the dynamic print preview window will automatically appear.
  • After you're satisfied with the print settings, you can continue printing from the Print Settings window.
  • The default keyboard shortcut is Ctrl+F2.

Configuration Wizard

  • This command will display the Configuration Wizard, which helps guide you through setting up VueMinder for initial use.
  • This wizard is run automatically the first time VueMinder is commanded, but can be accessed at any time through the File menu.

Backup Data

  • This command will display the Backup Data window, where you can adjust the automatic backup settings, see a list of previous backup checkpoints, and manually generate a backup.

Restore Data

  • This command will display the Restore Data window, where you can restore from a previous checkpoint or browse for a manually generated backup.

Transfer Data to VueMinder Portable

  • This command allows the current data to be transferred to the Portable (USB) version of VueMinder Calendar.
  • The Transfer Data to VueMinder Portable window will appear, where the location of the Portable version be specified and the data transferred.
  • The Portable version has a similar command for transferring data back to the Lite version on the local computer, allowing easy data synchronization between the Lite and Portable versions.

Exit

  • This will minimize the VueMinder window to the Task Tray, unless the Program Option has been set to fully exit the program when the main window is closed.
  • Note that VueMinder will continue to run in the background, so that reminders for approaching events can be displayed when scheduled. While running in the background, minimal system resources are used.
  • An icon will be displayed in the Task Tray of the Windows taskbar when VueMinder is running. The icon will show the current date and can be right-clicked to access a number of quick commands.

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