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Saints/Namedays are viewed, generated and modified in the Saints/Namedays tab of the saints and namedays manager.

 

Generating Saints/Namedays

 

 

list of saints of a holidays set for which saints were not yet generated

list of saints of a holidays set for which saints were not yet generated

 

Because most holidays set contain no saints or namedays, the list of all 366 saints/namedays positions is not generated by default, for each holidays set, to keep the database small and avoid excessive network traffic. If a Saints/Namedays list has never been generated for the current holidays set, then the list of saints/namedays will be empty, as in the image above.

 

To generate the list of saints/namedays for the currently-selected holidays set, use the Generate menu option of the More tool button, as shown on the right.

 

A month toolbar at the top allows you to easily navigate the list, and a record toolbar at the left contains 3 buttons which respectively let you modify the current Saint/Nameday, save changes and cancel changes. To the right of the record toolbar is a panel displaying the status of the list.

 

The List of Saints/Namedays

 

 

 

The saints/namedays are listed in 4 columns.

 

Month and Day

These are generated by Q++Studio and cannot be modified (hence their gray background).

Gender

Whether the saint/nameday was a man or woman. You can also specify "none" if the name is not the name of a person, or is the name of more than one person.

Saint's Name

This is the name which will appear in the diary output file as replacement for one of the saints/namedays tokens.

 

Note that any underscore character "_" (without the quotes) contained in this string will be replaced by a non-breaking space and that a tilde character "~" (without the quotes) contained in this string will be replaced by a normal space.

 

Navigation

 

To move in the list of saints/namedays of the currently-selected holidays set, you can use the scroll-bar, or you can use the Navigator, to jump to a specific month.

 

Modification

 

As discussed in the generation section, above, saints/namedays are created all at once for all 366 possible cases, and therefore, afterward, you can only modify their values.

 

To modify one of the saints/namedays:

 

Select the saint/nameday you wish to modify in the list of saints.

 

Once the saint/nameday is selected you can start modifying its gender and name directly. The editing toolbar and status indicator will change to reflect the modified state of the current saint/nameday.

 

Confirm the changes by clicking on the check-mark button, or cancel changes by clicking on the button representing an "x".

 

Note that:

 

If you move to another saint/nameday in the list while a saint was being modified, you will be asked if you want to save the current changes.

 

Similarly, changing tab or closing the saints and namedays manager without saving changes to a currently modified saint/nameday will bring-up a dialog asking if you want to save the current change.

 

Batch Conversion

 

You can perform batch operations on all the saints/namedays of the currently selected holidays set, using the All Uppercase or the All Lowercase menu option of the More tool button.

 

Variable Saints/Namedays

 

Usually, lists of saints/namedays do not change from one year to the next, but in some cases, a saint/nameday listing might be the same year after year, except for a wholesale change every 5 years or 10 years. To handle such cases, see the topic on variable saints/namedays.

 

See also: saints/namedays exceptions, saints/namedays options.