Learning Rev3 - Calendar Tutorial Questions

Judy Perry katheryn.swynford at gmail.com
Mon Oct 20 14:42:27 EDT 2008


Mark,

For those items that are largely unchanged across the various
months/cards, did you check the little tick for "behave like a
background" in the properties pane/palette?

Judy
http://revined.blogspot.com

On Mon, Oct 20, 2008 at 10:31 AM, Mark Srebnik <msrebnik at earthlink.net> wrote:
> Since my recent post about learning Rev, I've been busy trying to get up to speed by doing the following:
>
> A. Reading
>
> Got a few HyperCard books, but some real good ones. "Applied HyperCard" by Jerry Daniels and Mary Jane Mara and "The Complete HyperCard Handbook 2.2", Danny Goodman. Both are excellent and have given me a much better picture of what this is all about....almost makes me want to go get a copy of HyperCard, it sounds like so much fun to use!
>
> B. Tutorials
>
> Have been trying to go through several tutorials, but have hit a few snags here and there....trying to get old HC files off of old floppy disk, tutorials are outdated, and other issues...but wading through it all....
>
> Meanwhile, trying to get through calendar tutorial that comes with Rev and have some questions please....
>
> 1. Right Way to Copy Background Group to Other Cards
>
> I made first the calendar background using January to start with, grouped the items, after that made new card for February, then subsequent months.. After I did that I noticed that some appears to be missing from the cards that I copied from January. For example, I used the table field to make the grid across the top of the calendar that shows the days of the week. However, on the February on months cards, the days of the week are missing, just see the grid.
>
> Shouldn't the info (days of the week) that I put into the grid in January show up in the subsequent copies?
>
> Or do I have to enter the info again on each card?
>
> Or is there a better way to do this?
>
> * Please excuse any errors in Rev terminology....
>
> 2. Good Way to Edit Background Group Across Multiple Cards
>
> Found myself editing February card and then realizing that this was probably a mistake, as I'd need to make the same corrections to about 9-10 more cards...one for each month....
>
> Seems to me know that it would make more sense to have design that carries over month to month so that you don't have to change each month individually if you have changes. However, maybe that's not possible with this tutorial as each month has different days in it??
>
> Hope someone can make sense out of the above....or maybe even look at the tutorial and advise....
>
> Trying to get off to a good start and not learn too many bad habits that I'll need to unlearn later.... ;-)
>
> Thanks,
>
> Mark
> Silicone Valley Digerati & Rev Noob
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