The fixture card is supplied by the Adventure Coordinator, as a word document. If has not been received by the end of November or May then request it from Amie Claridge -> mailto:ttc [period] adventure [period] coordinator [snail] ttc [period] org [period] nz?Subject=Query from TTC website on 021 252 7457.
- open the fixture card document (keep a copy of the original)
- these instructions assume that the fixture card has a tabular format (ie a spreadsheet or a table in a document).
- if it doesn't, e.g, received as an email, or as a word document where there is not one line or table row per line copying and pasting into a spreadsheet may help - see below for more details
- the table should have only one line per row, with no newlines
- reformat as necessary to achieve a tabular fomat with the desired number of columns, e.g. merge the day and month columns if they are separate
- trips on the monthly fixture card can supplied to the webteam in multiple parts:
- overnight trips
- wednesday trips, saturday trips, sunday trips
- trips on the winter activities page are as supplied, and may be entered and updated, by the Ski and Lodge committee
- currently climbing, FITT, and cycling trips pages are maintained by the activity organisers
- the midweek page is an 'include' of all the monthly pages Wednesday trips
These instructions were developed using LibreOffice, but will work for both spreadsheets or documents supplied by the Adventure Coordinator, for most office software suites.
Edit the fixture card document
The fixture card is supplied as a document or spreadsheet, the format varies year by year.
Generally it is supplied as a series of tables separated by blank lines, one row per trip, one or two tables per week (weekend, midweek). Carrying out some modifications to the source document prior to loading onto the website can save a lot of time.
- join all weekly tables up for a month (e.g. remove empty rows, columns, and lines)
- if multiple entries are placed in a document table cell copying to a speadsheet may help
- replace all soft (^m) and hard(^p) newlines with the wiki markup
- replace abbreviations with full words, e.g. Tk to Track, Ck to Creek, Stm to Stream, etc, as there is plenty of room on the website pages
- it can make it easier to update the website by coping a document table to a spreadsheet for the next steps
- select all the rows for a month's trips
- if a weekend or holiday extends into the next month include it on both month's pages
- copy your selection for the month to the clipboard
Create the new fixture card page
- create a new wiki website page
- use the form name field and button above right, or
- in the browser's address bar change the page name (eg
FixtureCard/HomePage) to a new name (eg
- then click on the "edit" or "create" link
- paste from the clipboard the selection over, and including, the %comment% lines "replace from" to "replace to"
- no other changes are required to the page template
Create the fixture card page content
- click on the icon in the text edit area toolbar to have the pasted tabular data formatted (ignore the "Confirm Navigation" warning and alter by clicking "Leave this Page")
- add a single exclamation mark as the first character in the weekly heading (location) line (the line will look like this
||!Weekly heading ||||||||||)
- see the existing pages for examples of what the formatting looks like
- remove all lines of the form
- remove any other exclamation marks (!) that exists as the first character in cells
- remove the month (eg Jan) from each row
- add links to Tararua Lodge., Bushcraft., FixtureCard.MorisonBush, TTC.Alpine Instruction, and the appropriate references from Tararua Footprints..
- check the style guide for the sue of macrosn and Māori place names
Repeat for all six months in the calendar
Create a new page for each month in the fixture card.
- note that the trips on a page include trips from the next month where the next month commences in the middle of the weekend
The page headings, indexes, side bars, etc automatically pick up the added fixture card month pages
Check the page content
- do a print preview of each page to ensure the layout works well for printing
- check the automatically generated FixtureCard.Midweek page to ensure it is working properly
Create the fixture card half year pages
The half year pages allow website visitors to print out all six months of the fixture card, in a similar way to the distributed printed fixture card sent to members
FixtureCard.2021FirstHalfand use the Copy/Move link to copy as
FixtureCard.2022FirstHalf?(for January to June)
FixtureCard.2021SecondHalfand use the Copy/Move link to copy as
FixtureCard.2022SecondHalf?(for July to December)
- no changes to the copied page should be required
- check that the
FixtureCard.SecondHalfpages display correctly.
Update the fixture card archive page
The archive page lists all fixture cards that are available on the website.
- add the pages you have created to the FixtureCard.Archive
- copy the lines from the anchor
Decemberand change the year from
- at the beginning of the year add a reference to the year's club nights page by copying and changing the previous years entry.