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Calendar Tip

March 31st, 2011 by Erick Beck

I’m hoping that we’ve now gotten all of the bugs worked out of the calendar. Based on feedback almost everyone agrees that this was a significant upgrade from the previous version.

One cool feature of the new version is the bit.ly short url that we have incorporated into the event description page. One thing that many of you might now know is that the bit.ly shortening service also will automatically produce QR codes based on their url. Simply add “.qrcode” to the end of the url and it will link you to a PNG that you can download (for example, http://bit.ly/fU4TX8.qrcode.)

So now if you want to print flyers or create other advertisements for your event it is a simple matter to retrieve a QR code image to put into your artwork that will allow viewers to go directly to your event information page.

For other useful tips follow us on the calendar-announce listserv list. If you aren’t already subscribed, you can do so at https://listserv.tamu.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=CALENDAR-ANNOUNCE

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2 Comments to Calendar Tip

  1. Is there a way to do a simple union query solely in the URL? As in, through the URL, get all events in Calendar A OR Calendar B?

  2. Chris on May 2nd, 2011
  3. That would be a very useful feature, but as far as I have seen it is not available. In general you can either see the full calendar of all events, or one calendar at a time. If there is a specific view that you’re interested in, though, send us a line at webmaster@tamu.edu and we can discuss whether it might be possible to create something as a special case.

  4. Erick on May 2nd, 2011

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