This page contains a few helpful tips and tricks for customizing
IDT Include Files
IDT include file are commonly used for Holidays, Moon Phases, Birthdays, Paydays etc.
You can create these files yourself. They are simply text files that
end with a .IDT extension. You place these files into the the directory
that contains your calendar files. You should find a couple of .IDT
files distributed with your calendar software. You optionally
choose to include these IDT data files onto your calendars from the Administration
calendar page. IDT
will describe how to create your own files. Below are
files you can download and use.
iFrames to embed calendars in web
permit your web pages to pull the contents of other web pages
into table cells and other html structures. This allows dynamic calendars to be
part of your web page content. The HTML code could look something like this:
Adding Graphical Images
Adding graphical images to your calendar is easy to accomplish. It is
requires embedding a small amount of html into the text that is to
appear on the calendar. The images to appear can be located anywhere,
but it is easiest if you put these images into the iCal
Example for an image in your calendar directory
This code will work because the image ical2.jpg is installed with iCal program.
Use this as the text for a calendar event.
<IMG SRC="/ical2.jpg"> Cool!
Example for an image located somewhere on the network
<IMG SRC="http://www.brownbearsw.com/images/penguin.gif"> Cool!
Side Bar Menu
There is a
clever trick that can be used to get a menu along the left
side of your calendar. This is accomplished by putting html
code in the calendar header and footer. Below are samples for
the header and footer. You can customize these to your own
This goes in the calendar header
<table width="100%" background="/images/background.jpg">
<tr><td>Side Bar Content goes here...</td>
This goes in the calendar footer
Yes, the table tags don't match up; the calendar generates some that
fit together with these. You may need to experiment a bit to get it
looking right :-)