Voltaire

Test Pilot

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  1. 3 years ago
    Sun Jul 21 17:09:54 2019
    Voltaire started the conversation Unable to add a Calendar event.

    I can't add a Calendar event. It seems although I have a number of items in the Resources section when I try to add a calendar event the Resources drop down is unpopulated it just displays 'Cancel'.
    I've also tried right clicking on the calendar and selecting 'Add a new Resource', then added a resource but this resource still does not show in the event dropdown, (but it does show in the Resources section). I then tried deleting all my resources and just leaving a default one and this still didn't show in the Calendar event resources drop down.

    The strange thing is when I first purchased the program I could add calendar events and the 'Default' resource showed in the event dropdown. These old Calendar events when I double click on them show no resource against them and DP complains 'You must choose a Calendar Resource.....'

    I haven't changed the 'Resources Folders Naming Format' and can't find any forum topics on this problem.
    Sorry if I seem to be continually coming up with problems but I'd really like to use this PIM in my research work but it has to be pretty bullet proof.

    Edit: If I create a new database then the resources do show correctly in the Calendar event dropdown, so somehow in the previous database the interplay between Calendar events and Resources has become disconnected. Is there any idea what went wrong? Is there a way to fix it? I tend sometimes just to shutdown Windows without shutting down DP, could this have caused it? I've tried the 'Repair Database...' and 'Compact Database...' options but still the same.

  2. Sat Jul 20 23:07:17 2019

    It's the ones in the main toolbar just above the document and just above the font selection box.

    After closing DP and opening up again I've noticed something very strange about these spelling and thesaurus buttons. When in a document or journal these buttons would work incorrectly as stated in my previous post. Now however whatever word I highlight the spelling tool displays the word 'phys' in the 'Not Found' box and the thesaurus displays the same word 'phys' in the 'Looked Up:' box - very weird.
    Again if I use the right mouse button pop up box and select spelling or thesaurus it works correctly.

  3. Sat Jul 20 18:16:47 2019

    When you're in the Documents section or the Journals section the thesaurus and spelling check buttons do not work. The spelling check button returns 'The spelling check is complete' 'Words checked 0' and the thesaurus button if you highlight a word, does not do anything. If you right click in your entered text and select the spelling and thesaurus functions these work correctly.

  4. Sat Jul 20 15:54:51 2019
    Voltaire started the conversation DoNote Save Inconsistency.

    As a new user I'm really enjoying using DP but finding a few things which I hope will help DP even better.

    The DoNote word pad feature is a neat tool for creating non-encrypted notes. Though I've found an inconsistency with other document apps like Word and WordPad.

    If you create a DoNote document and type out your text and then click the top right corner X to close the DoNote, the app will prompt you to save it. If you select 'Save' and then when the explorer window appears you select 'Cancel' the app should return you to your DoNote but it doesn't, it closes the DoNote and you lose your work. This is not consistent with other text applications. I know this isn't the normal way you'd close a DoNote window but us users aren't always normal :)

    Hope my explanation isn't confusing.

  5. Fri Jul 19 18:48:12 2019
    Voltaire posted in 'Save as type' image question.

    Thanks for that. Should make my research work much easier. Looking forward to dusting off my SQL skills and diving in deep.

    Another minor issue I've found. I have flagged Planners, Noteboards and Events display on the Home page. Clicking on the flagged Noteboards and Events takes you directly to them. Clicking on the flagged Planner does not. Is this something I've missed or a bug?
    Thanks.

  6. Fri Jul 19 15:32:42 2019
    Voltaire started the conversation 'Save as type' image question.

    Hi and a new member here. and a first DoogiePim question.

    Have searched and not found an answer to this one. When using the built in browser and right clicking on an image and selecting 'Save Image As', the explorer window that opens has no options in the 'Save as type' drop down. Is this a limitation of the browser? Do I have to enter the type - .jpg, .png, .gif? Trying to save it as a .jpg just saves it as a .png, so is that the default format?
    I do a lot of research and using the built in browser is great as it has functions such as 'Create new Document from selection' which is very useful. As I say I've only just purchased DP and I'm still very green (loving it though). If anybody could point out the error of my ways I'd appreciate it.

  7. Fri Jul 19 10:24:28 2019
    Voltaire joined the forum.