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There is a direct correspondence between the Seasons (spring, summer, fall, winter) and the entry of the Sun into Zodiac signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn). The usefulness of seasons tokens is to be able to only display change of seasons (not all 12 Zodiac dates) and possibly to display the seasons in one part of the page, and the Zodiac changes in another part of the page of a diary.


The tokens available to display seasons are :




Season Symbol : displays a character, usually from a decorative font such as Wingdings, which represents the current season. Use the uppercase version if you want to show this token on every day.



Season Name : displays the name of the season that is beginning on the date of the token. Use the uppercase version if you want to show this token on every day.



Season Number : displays a number for each season (spring =1, summer = 2, fall = 3, winter =4), but only on dates when seasons change. Use the uppercase version if you want to show this token on every day (not only on dates when seasons change).


Season Time : displays the time at which the Season started. You can add an h or an m to this token to only display the hours or minutes part of the time.


The calculations used for these tokens are based on the location specified by the Sun Data Source property. If more than one source is selected, you can specify which source to use by appending a digit that corresponds to that source's position in the list of selected sources. The suffixes h and m can also be used to display the hour and minutes part of the time only, and are placed between the token and the digit.


To specify how each of the above tokens is displayed (am/pm or 24 hours, names of the seasons), use the Moon and Sun Options property. These tokens are all converted to a blank on any day when there is no season change.


An example of their use is



which converts to



Note how the above example also makes use of filler tokens to only display the text starts today at on days when a season change does occur.

Topic 175305 updated on 09-May-2013.
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