Publish Preferences

Publish Preferences

The Publish Preferences is used to set the information needed to Publish the calendar either to a local or network attached folder or to an FTP site. All of these preferences are associated with an individual calendar. The values can be different for each calendar being worked on. If you are doing a calendar for two different clubs, you would have a separate calendar for each club.

The first text box is the local directory the into which the calendar will be generated. The Browse button to the right allows you to navigate to find the directory. By default, the directory is set the a folder with the same name as the calendar file under your "My Documents" folder. That is, if the calender is stored in "ClubEvents.wcal", then the default directory would be "My Documents/ClubEvents". You set this file to any File on your computer or to a file on a network attached drive. If you are publishing to a folder,
Publish To Folder then the this is where the generated web pages will go. If you are publishing to a web site via FTP,
Publish To FTP then this is a staging area.

FTP (File Transfer Protocol) Parameters

The FTP Host, Login, Password, and Target Directory fields hold the information needed to log into a web site and FTP files.

How Much To Publish

Start With which month

File Extension

Cell Text Alignment

These radio buttons specify whether the text in a date cell in the generated calendar should be aligned on the left, right, or centered.

Empty FTP Dir On Publish

An Important control on this page is the
Empty Dir Checkbox.
If checked, all the files in the target directory will be deleted before publishing the calendar. That is why it is strongly recommended that you put the calendar in its own directory. Otherwise the tool may delete files you wanted to keep! If this checkbox is not checked, old entries may accumulate in the directory.

Include wcal File

If this options is checked, the a copy of the web calendar file is included in the directory with the generated web pages. While the wcal file, which contains the internal representation of the file is not a web page, it may be useful to copy it along. If you are publishing to another computer or web site, it puts a back up copy of the calendar file there. This would be really handy if your hard drive crashed or you wanted to work on the file from another computer. This is completely optional.
NOTE: If you check this box, the copy that is put on the web site omits the login and password if you had specified them. It is not advisable to put the login and password for a web site on the web site.