Saints/Namedays are viewed, generated and modified in the Saints/Namedays tab of the saints and namedays manager.
list of saints of a holidays set for which saints were not yet generated
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 saints/namedays are listed in 4 columns.
Month and Day
These are generated by Q++Studio and cannot be modified (hence their gray background).
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.
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.
Alternatively, if you are looking for a specific saint/nameday, then you can use the finding saint or nameday function, available from the toolbar at the left of the saints and namedays manager.
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".
•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.
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.
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.
Topic 104203, last updated on 18-Apr-2020