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Building the Calendar

Having dealt with the facilities appearing in a pop-down menu, the next step is to create the calendar used to book a time.

1.
If you haven't already done so, download the Chapter 13 files to your desktop. Select File, Import to Library. When the Import dialog box appears, navigate to the Chapter 13 Exercise folder and import the datepad.fh11 file into the movie.

2.
Drag the file from the Library into frame 1 of the Layout layer. Add a frame in frame 5 of the Layout layer. Select the file on the stage, and in the Property Inspector, use the following values:

Width: 550 pixels

Height: 400 pixels

X: 0

Y: 80.3

This will set the date pad to fit the stage and sit on the left edge and bottom edge of the stage.

3.
To add the time markers along the side of the calendar in the Layout layer, select the Text tool and click once on the stage. Enter 9:00 a.m. Select all the text with the Text tool and set the font to Arial, the weight to bold, the point size to 16 points, and the alignment to centered. Drag the text to the top area of the date pad and align it to the thin line so that it is approximately at the midpoint of the text box. Repeat this step until you have hours that run from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Figure 13.8).

Figure 13.8. The date book starts to take form with the addition of text to the layout.


Tip

Select the first time marker, press the Option/Alt and Shift keys, and drag the text down to the next slot. Change the number and repeat for the remaining times.

4.
Select the Text tool, click once on the stage, and enter Choose a Facility:. Use the same font, weight, point size, and alignment as the text in the previous step. Drag it to the left of the ComboBox.

5.
Select the Text tool, click once on the stage, and enter Today's Bookings. Use the same font, weight, and alignment as the text in the previous step. Change the point size to 20 points. Drag it to the left of the ComboBox. When finished, your screen should resemble Figure 13.8.


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