||CalendarMaker for OS X
How To -- Questions
|How do I make a translucent calendar with a picture in the background?
|First you need a picture which is the size that you want for
your background picture. CalendarMaker will allow you to resize it to fit, but most
pictures will look better if they are already close to the size that you want. You
can also scale the picture and/or set the coordinates for placement.
The best way to select and place a background picture is with the Inspector. Open
it and select the first pane, Calendar & Layout Settings. Select the Background
tab. Select your picture by using the Pictures button and drag your picture to the
Picture window or use the Choose File button to open your picture. At this point
you won't be able to see your background picture except maybe small portions of the
picture around the edges.
To see the background picture the calendar layout needs to be translucent. To do
this click on the Calendar Element to select it. Then open the Inspector to the third
pane, Calendar Element Settings. Select the Appearance tab. Now adjust the Opacity
setting to the level that you desire. You will now be able to see your background
picture through your calendar.
The background picture is always in the back. It cannot be moved with the Forward
or Front buttons on the toolbar. Likewise the Calendar Element and other objects
will always be in front of the background picture, even if you select Back with the
Back button on the toolbar.
It is also possible to make non-translucent calendar with a translucent picture in
front of it, but this is less desirable. If the picture is in front, it would be
in the way of working on your calendar. When you would double-click a day, you would
just be double-clicking on your picture. The above solution, a translucent calendar,
is the better solution.
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