June, 2010

  • CPAO: Entire Notes for Monthly Template in PDF format

    After making all these posts on editing CPAO - I can see that it will be nice to have them all together in one paper that can be used for reference. I have uploaded a PDF that has all the CPAO template editing posts in them. Hopefully this will be a help...
  • CPAO: Listing of the Standard Month Legal Template

    Here is the entire listing of the code from the Standard Month Legal template I created. First - here is the contents of the Metadata.xml file: <Metadata xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/2005/xcal" Version="1.0.0"> <Name>Standard...
  • CPAO: Editing the Metadata.xml File

    So far everything has been edited in the Content.xml file (located in the \Cal directory after renaming/unzipping the CATX file - see the section on Opening and Saving Template Files) . That is the main file for doing the formatting of a particular template...
  • CPAO: Editing the Footer of a Template

    Now on to the formatting the footer area of the page. Here is a screenshot and the code: <!-- Standard Footer --> <Grid Row="4" Column="1" VerticalAlignment="Top" Margin="0,4,0,0" RowSetting="Auto" ColumnSetting="*,*,*">...
  • CPAO: Editing the Calendar Grid (Part 2)

    This section moves into the Day Format area: <DayFormat> <Grid RowSetting="*" ColumnSetting="*" Height="Auto" Style="LevelLeafParent"> <CalendarText Row="0" Column="0" FontSize="46pt" FontWeight="Bold" Text="#[%d]" FontFamily...
  • CPAO: Editing the Calendar Grid (Part 1)

    And now to editing what is seen in the calendar. I am still using the "Standard Month 01 Letter" template as the base for showing some options here. So here is the code that describes the layout of the appointments and the grid: <!--MonthDayCalendar...
  • CPAO: Editing the Month Thumbnails in the Template Header

    Okay - on to the month thumbnails. Here is the screenshot and code for those again: <Display> <Page RowSetting="0.25in,Auto,0.2in,*,0.4in" ColumnSetting="0.25in,*,0.25in" Style="StandardText"> <!-- Background -->...
  • CPAO: Editing the Template Header

    The Header of the template is versatile. It can have additional month thumbnails, it has the month name or the weeks or the days in the weekly and daily templates, etc. In the example I have been using (Month_StandardMonth01.catx) the Header looks...
  • CPAO: Template Page Editing

    Now on to some actual editing. We will work with the whole page here. Here is the original template (Month_StandardMonth01.catx): On this page, there is a Header with stuff in it, the Days/Weeks in the month in a grid with appointments in...
  • CPAO: Commenting in the Templates

    First - I would like to cover how to do comments when editing the CPAO templates. At the top of the Content.xml file there are some comments: <!-- Copyright (c) 2007, Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. --> <!-- Standard Month...
  • CPAO: Opening and Saving Template Files

    The Calendar Printing Assistant uses templates with the extension .CATX. The templates are stored in the Office template folder, which is typically the C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Templates folder. These files are essentially renamed...
  • Editing Calendar Printing Assistant Templates

    I am going to be posting an ongoing series of topics dealing with editing templates for the Calendar Printing Assistant. I'll start the title of each one with "CPAO:" so they can be easy to find.
  • Calendar Printing Assistant (CPAO) Install Points

    I have worked quite a few issues with CPAO - and when I need to install it - I always have to check to see where all the versions and fixes are for this app. So - to help others with this - here are the installs and hotfixes needed at present: Main...