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Astrological events

Events window

By clicking on the Events button in the main window, this new one is opened as follows :

Button to open the window to add (or modify) an event.
Button to delete the selected event (shown here in blue, in O, in the grid P).
Button to enter the window to edit an event (button A similar effect, except that the window shows the data of the selected event (shown here in blue, in O, in the grid P).
Dropdown fields of information (such as Name or Entity type) on which one can search in the grid P for events.
Search criteria according to the selected information field D. One can enter the full name or part of it.
Button to search with the selected field D and the characters entered in E. Example: If you select the Name field in D and write AIL (or ail) in E, F clicking selects the row 15 (according to the data displayed in the grid P of the image above). Another click selects the row 16 (since BAILEY contains the letters in the written order AIL). A third click selects the row 38 (because BRAILLE also contains letters AIL). Etc.. If the list was completely covered, next click leads back to the first event found (here line 15).
Button to access the window for treatment and analysis of data events.
Button to display the selection of visible columns in the grid P:

Only fields checked (here: First name, Other names, Entity type, Event type, Local date, Local time, Place, Ascendant and Sign) appear in the grid P.
Button to create an event corresponding to the current date and the current time, this whith the default location. In the Name box will be written Gaia, followed by the date (example: Gaia - 2013-05-07 if you have clicked on the button during May 7, 2013). This is especially useful if you want to do the chart of the day in question or to perform various calculations based on the date and time of the day.
Button to access this help.
Drop-down lists of information to then make a filter on the rows displayed in P. (Similar to D)
Text boxes to enter criteria. (Similar to E)
Button to filter the information displayed in the grid P, according to the information fields selected in K and to the terms entered in L. Example: if you select Entity type in the first list in K and if you type human in the first box L, then if you select Event type in the second list in K and write birth in the second box in L, a click on the M button will display a grid containing only the birth events for human beings. In the example of the above image, line 15 would be absent because the event type does not contain the letters BIRTH.
One can use up to three filter criteria.
Another click on the M button will remove the filter and return to the full display of the grid.
Header of the grid P, specifying the name of the field that contains information (such as Name, Entity type, etc..).
  • Click on any of the column headers of the N area to sort the grid in ascending alphabetical order of the corresponding information field. Example, clicking on the Local date header sorts the grid by local date ascending order.
  • One click at the same time that you press the Ctrl key on the keyboard to reverse the sort order.
  • By placing the mouse to the right edge of a column header in N, then dragging the mouse to the right while holding the button down, you can widen the column in question.
  • By moving the mouse to the left, you reduce the width of the column.
  • The modified width is maintained, so that the column will appear with this new width on subsequent openings of the window.
  • You can drag a column with the mouse (by holding the mouse button down on the header) to move it to the right or to the left in the grid and thus change the display order of the columns.
  • The order of the columns is saved, so that we find it the same in subsequent openings of the window.
  • Note that at the same time one moves, expands or shrinks a given column, it can also cause the sort.
  • Note also that with a faulty or misconfigured mouse, these operations can be more difficult to do.
Selected row in the grid P (here the twelfth).
Grid or table to display events with a possible filter to reduce the number of displayed rows.
Line numbers in the grid P, regarded as the display order (default grid is sorted alphabetically by Name, then Other names and Event type).

Editing events

Buttons A and C in the previous frame allow access to the editing events window, this to add, edit or delete an event:


Button to add an event. This has the effect of setting all fields to zero or null value and submit the window as in the picture above. The window is then in edit mode and the button bar at the top has a darkened color background.
Button to delete the current event if it appears in a window (which is not the case when adding).
Button to confirm the changes of the current event or the creation of new event. This has the effect of putting the window in normal mode and the button bar at the top has then a lighter color background.
Button to cancel the changes on the current event or on the new created one. The effect on the window is the same as when you click on the button C.
Mandatory input fields (with the color configuration proposed by default, color labels and text boxes appear initially in the purple tones ).
Optional entry field (color labels appear grayish blue light and the text boxes are white).
Drop-down lists with optional selection.
Button to calculate the time difference with GMT (same effect as the bouton F in the main window)
Entry area of jet lag (including DST).
Area for displaying an image on the event in question.
Right-click in the box brings up a context menu to add a JPG, GIF or PNG image file:

  • A: selected directory to find the image;
  • D: files in the directory. Only image files in GIF, JPEG (JPG) or PNG format can be selected. The selected file appears on a blue background.
  • F: selectable types of files;
  • G: miniature representation of the image;
  • H: button to select the image or cancel the selection.
Note that in Windows ®, the image selection window appears in a different form. See the French version of this page for the Windows ® version of this window.