Creating advanced agendas

This seciton encompasses three features:

  1. Chosing to create a divider slider or not
  2. Collapsing sub-levels of the agenda
  3. Changing the names of custom columns

Chosing to create a DIVIDER SLIDE or not

  • Divider yes : I want a divider slide
  • Divider no: I do not want a divider slide for this item

Collapsing Sub-Levels of the agenda

The Level setting is only relevant for sub-level items of the agenda.

 

It is the outline level at which the sub-items are shown

  • <1> show on the main agenda
  • <2> show only on the divider of that chapter
  • <3> show only on the divder of that sub-chapter
          (<3> is only applicable to sub-sub-chapters)

 


Example 1: Regular agenda

You have a long agenda with many chapters, sub-chapter and sub-sub chapters.

The default setting is to show all elements on the main agenda:  

Main Agenda


  1. Initial position
  2. Problem
    2.1 Sub problem x
    2.2 Sub problem y
  3. Solution
    3.1 Sub solution x
          3.1.1 Sub sub solution m
          3.1.2 Sub Sub solution n
    3.2 Sub solution y

 

 

Our definition of outline levels

  1. Level 1 
  2. Level 1
    2.1 Level 2 
    2.2 Level 2
  3. Level 1                   Chapter
    3.1 Level 2                  Sub chapter
          3.1.1 Level 3               Sub-sub chapter
          3.1.2 Level 3
    3.2 Level 2

 


You might deem an agenda with all these sub-level items too crowded for your purpose.

 

Example 2: Collapsed sub-level items

 

Agenda Helper is allowing you to collapse sub level items, so that on the main agend sub chapters (level 2) are hidden. And on unrelated divider slides sub chapters are hidden, too.
In this example all sub-chapters and sub-sub chapters are assigned the level 2 in the <Level> combo box.


This makes the main agenda and the dividers very lean:

Main Agenda


  1. Initial position
  2. Problem
  3. Solution

Divider of the 1st chapter


  1. Initial position
  2. Problem
  3. Solution

The divider of the 1st chapter is not showing any sub-chapters, because it has none


Divider of the 2nd chapter


  1. Initial position
  2. Problem
    2.1 Sub problem 1
    2.2 Sub problem 2
  3. Solution

Divider of the 3rd chapter


  1. Initial position
  2. Problem
  3. Solution
    3.1 Sub solution x
          3.1.1 Sub sub solution m
          3.1.2 Sub Sub solution n
    3.2 Sub solution y

The divider of the 2nd chapter shows its sub chapters, which were hidden on the main agenda.

The divider of the 3rd chapter shows both: a) its sub chapters and b) its sub-sub chapters. Both of which were hidden on the main agenda.



Example 3: Collapsing sub-sub-level items from the sub-level divider

You can also decide to hide sub-sub chapters (level 3) on divider slides of sub-chapters (level 2).

In this example all sub-chapters are assigned level 2 and sub-sub chapters are assigned the level 3 in the <Level> combobox. This makes also the divider slides of sub-chapters (i.e. level 2) very lean:

Divider of the 3rd chapter


  1. Initial position
  2. Problem
  3. Solution
    3.1 Sub solution x
    3.2 Sub solution y

Divider of the 3rd chapter's 1st sub chapter


  1. Initial position
  2. Problem
  3. Solution
    3.1 Sub solution x
          3.1.1 Sub sub solution m
          3.1.2 Sub Sub solution n
    3.2 Sub solution y

We recommend downloading the files, which illustrate the two examples above.

Customizing column headers

The <headers> button the Agenda Master menu opens a menu for changing the names of column headers.

Overwrite the old name and press <save>.