01/29/2011, 10:33 AM
- If you tap on a date, it will jump the calendar to that date and close the dialog.
- If you hold on a date or change the date using the normal webos date picker, it doesn't jump right away. It will redraw the calendar so you can see further in the past or future if needed.
Remember webOS will always display local time and change when events are displayed relative to where you are unless, you turn off Network based timezones or you never travel.
- Make a template -- Normally create an event. Choose a time say 4:00 pm or 16:00 and end time. Fill it in normally with the details; Recurring schedules are not saved in templates.
- Menu for "Save as Template" - it is in the edit scene. Choose "Save as Template" from the menu, it will go back to whatever scene you were in. In the background, the date is changed to 1.1.2030. The hour, 16:00, is changed to 16:00 UTC. So if you are in New York on Eastern Standard Time, the event will actually be stored in the calendar at 11:00 1.1.2030. If you went to that event, that's how it would look.
- Use a template -- You hit the date bar (the one that let's you do "jump to") or use the menu "Jump To/Templates" item. In "jump to" currently if you tap on a date, it will just jump the calendar to that date. If you hold on a date or change the date using the normal webos date picker, it doesn't jump right away. You have to hit the "Date" button to jump. The date displayed on the date picker and with the red & green vertical lines becomes the date that is used to apply the template.
- Finding templates -- Once you've got your date displayed, you push on the "Templates" button. It will bring up a list of the templates. Templates are displayed using the UTC timestamps. So the one that appears as 11:00 EST in the calendar will display as 16:00. In this template "view": slide to delete a template, type to search (subject, location, note and category/icon) for a template, and hold orange key and tap to edit the template.
- Applying/Tapping the template event -- The date displayed in the date picker/calendar is used for the day, the time is set to 16:00 in whatever timezone you are currently in. Then (by a preference setting) you will either go into the edit scene to tweak your new event or you will go back to whatever scene you were in to the new date you chose in the date picker.
- Editing a template (hold orange & tap) -- Will open the template and change the time so that it will appear in the edit scene at the UTC timestamp of 16:00. But to save it you have to choose "Save as Template" again. Then you will go back to the view you were in on the same day you were on and not in 1.1.2030. ***complication*** If you don't choose "Save as Template" it will be saved in local time, and if you are traveling it won't be when you want it to be when you get home. And you will be in 1.1.2030 after exiting the edit scene.
- Preference for "Goto edit from Templates" If you want to edit a new event from tapping a template, turn this on. If "off" it will return to the scene you were last in after you tap a template to add a new event.
*Using UTC allows storage of the templates on the same UTC day no matter where you are physically located. It also allows a template to be made for 16:00 and stay at 16:00 in the template view, no matter where you are physically located. If local TZ was used and you travel, then a template you make for 16:00 in New York, will be 21:00 while you are in London. Also if you travel far enough they might appear on 2 Jan 2030 or 31 Dec 2029, and hard to find them when searching for 1.1.2030.
*Now the complication comes in if you skip the "templates view" and go directly to 1.1.2030. If you do this, the events won't appear where you think they are because they will be stored in UTC.