Introducing Schedules - Great for Concerts, Events and More!
If you’re creating posters or flyers for a band’s tour or your team’s next football game our new feature is specifically for you. Use our new Layouts feature to create Tables and Schedules for your next event be it sports, a concert or something else.
Schedules are a handy tool, which allow you to set the date, location, time and other information (such as team names) in the form of a table. Schedules come in 8 kinds of layouts; band schedule, sports schedule, table and their various styles. More layouts will be added soon!
Check out the 8 kinds of schedules below.
Creating a Schedule
You can create a new schedule by clicking on the Layout button in the editor, and then selecting, Add Schedule. From there, you will be taken to this dialog:
You will notice a whole lot going on here, but don’t worry, we will explain everything in this article.
Icons on the right side will come in handy, here’s what they do:
- Star: It allows you to highlight a row. You can highlight multiple rows. Highlighted rows can have different colors.
- Plus: Creates a copy of the row.
- Trashcan: Deletes the row.
- Up arrow: Moves the row one row up.
- Down arrow: Moves the row one row down.
The number of columns in schedules is fixed, though you can change the number of rows anytime you want. In each column, you will add information such as Date, Time, Team or Venue (team is absent in a band schedule).
The collapsible date menu (shown above) allows you to set the date the way you want, for example, December 14, 2016 as 12-14-16 or 14-12.
If you’ve filled out the information and set the number of rows as you require, you’re halfway done! Now comes the second and equally important part.
Creating a schedule is well and good, but you want to make it look great and stand out in your poster. Once you’ve decided the content you can close the schedule menu and go back to the editor, to find a variety of options to customize your selected schedule. Some of these are:
- Text styles
Default setting for borders is set to no borders. You can change to add either rectangular or rounded borders. You can also change the color and thickness of borders. Use the Horizontal Spacing and Vertical Spacing to make the schedule wide or compact. This applies even if the schedule is set to no borders.
Note: You cannot set Horizontal Spacing on Band Schedules.
You can set the background to either be transparent, which is set by default or you can choose to use color, and then select the color of your choice with the color palette. The color palette recommends colors based on your color choices in the design.
You can also set the opacity of the background color (set to 50 by default). Here’s our schedules with colored backgrounds.
Text style allows you to set:
- Line Height
- Letter Spacing
Use these options to optimize the text to look good with the rest of your design. Changing any of these options applies to every text item in your schedule. Alignment is only available in tables.
And that’s all there is to schedules. We’re working hard at creating more tools that make creating and customizing posters easier, so keep an eye out for more new features in our editor!