Chairman's Worksheet NotesThis dialogue is displayed from within the Meeting Schedule Assistant Midweek Editor.
Select Chairman's Worksheet Notes from the Edit menu.

Chairman's Worksheet Notes Window

Note IconYou can resize the Chairman's Worksheet Notes window and it will remember the last position.

Additional notes can be displayed on the Chairman's Worksheet by using this window. Simply type in the text that you would  like displayed and that should be all you need to do.

Use the Enter key to insert new lines into your comments and basic HTML if so desired.


Include next weeks students

Background

The Midweek Editor has always had the ability to include next weeks students on the Worksheet by using the Worksheet-Next Students 2019 template. Things needed to be reviewed once the Chairman's Worksheets Notes became a feature. The main issues were:

  1. The worksheet had an extra row of information and space is a valuable commodity.
  2. The template did not cater for Foreign-Language Group mode.

The aforementioned template became obsolete beginning with version 21.0.6.

Overview

It is important to understand that the student assignment information displayed on the worksheet is extracted from the Assignment History database.

Note IconThis means that you need to make any needed changes to your schedule, then save it and update the history.

Sample

Here is a sample of what the details looks like on the worksheet:

Sample - Next weeks students

It is possible to change the look and feel of this information by changing the default template. See below for full details.


Using HTML

It is possible to change the style of the text in your comments by using HTML syntax (like bold or italic). Here are a few examples:

Bold Text

Wrap your text with <b> ... </b> tags and it will display in bold on your worksheet.

Using bold text in your comments

Note IconAn easy shortcut is to select the text and then press CTRL + B to add the tags automatically.

Italic Text

Wrap your text with <i> ... </i> tags and it will display in italic on your worksheet.

Using italic text in your comments

Note IconAn easy shortcut is to select the text and then press CTRL + I to add the tags automatically.

List of Items (bullets)

It is possible to display a bulleted list of items as part of your comment. But you need to make sure the list is entered all on one line. This is because of a limitation of the Midweek Editor. Here is an example:

Displaying bulleted lists in your comments

List of Items (numbered)

It is possible to display a numbered list of items as part of your comment. But you need to make sure the list is entered all on one line. This is because of a limitation of the Midweek Editor. Here is an example:

Displaying numbered lists in your comments

Note IconYou can use more complex HTML if you want (like using classes to style your elements) but this is beyond the scope of this help topic.


Advanced Customization

You can also change how comments are displayed by adjusting the default templates. For example, you could make each type of comment look different on the worksheet if you wanted to!

Here is summary of how the comments are displayed using the default templates.

Style Sheet

The style sheet uses these classes to format how the comments are displayed:

.cellChairmanNotes {
    border-left: 1px solid #d3d3d3;
    border-right: 1px solid #d3d3d3;
    border-top: 1px none #d3d3d3;
    border-bottom: 1px solid #d3d3d3;
}
.textChairmanNotes {
    font-size: 10pt;
    padding: 2mm;
    margin: 0;
    min-height: 25mm;
    text-align: left;
}

XML Data

The XML data includes the comments using the following syntax:

<ChairmanNotes>
    <OpeningComments>Note 1</OpeningComments>
    <ClosingComments IncludeNextWeeksStudents="1">Note 2</ClosingComments>
    <Treasures1>Note 3</Treasures1>
    <Treasures2>Note 4</Treasures2>
    <Living1>Note 5</Living1>
    <Living2>Note 6</Living2>
    <Living3>Note 7</Living3>
</ChairmanNotes>

XSL Script

The script includes a template at the bottom of the file (I have word-wrapped some of the script and removed some content for clarity):

<xsl:template match ="OpeningComments | ClosingComments | 
                      Treasures1 | Treasures2 | 
                      Living1 | Living2 | Living3" mode="ChairmanNotes">
  <tr>
    <td colspan="4" class="cellChairmanNotes">
      <div class="textChairmanNotes">
        <xsl:value-of select="." disable-output-escaping="yes"/>
        <xsl:if test="self::ClosingComments and @IncludeNextWeeksStudents='1'">
        </xsl:if>
      </div>
    </td>
  </tr>
</xsl:template>

This template has been designed to display all of the chairman's comments on the worksheet in the same way. This template is called wherever you want a specific comment to be displayed. For example:

<xsl:apply-templates select="ChairmanNotes/OpeningComments" mode="ChairmanNotes"/>

You will find similar lines of code in the script that displays the other comments.