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With your local content, community calendars are often the daily reason people visit your site. Linear Publishing throws features at your calendar that will make your competition green with envy. Best of all, your calendar also serves as the calendar for any company or organization.


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Calendar Submissions Report

With the click of a button, you'll receive a table listing calendar events submitted through your public site listed in descending chronological order. From the table, you may review the event and include it on your main calendar, leave it on the client's calendar, or delete it.

Other controls on the report allow you to edit the content, category, times or dates.

Optionally, your Linear system can be configured to issue email notifications when public calendar events are submitted. With some clients, we include the calendar submission information in the email so they can approve the new calendar event from their mobile PDA!

Calender Categories

You can designate as many calendar event categories and sub-categories as you like. Each category can be configured for design, ad content and more. Web visitors will be able to quickly search for events by category.

Example Sites: Indys Child Magazine

Category Icons

This advanced feature will place a small visual with each calendar event indicating the category of the event. When the visual is clicked, Linear Publishing will retrieve events of that category.

Click here for an on-site example.


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Client Links

As elsewhere in Linear Publishing, when a calendar event is associated with a company or organization, the calendar event will feature a link to their other calendar information. At this point, the system would retrieve their calendar listings which are not part of the main calendar.

A calendar listing will also be linked to any other information that company keeps on your web site.

Jump from a company's calendar event to their coupon - or to their contest - or to the sign-up form. The possiblities with Linear Publishing are endless.

Click here for an on-site example.


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Community Participation

Your Linear calendar system can be configured many ways. Most common is to allow the general public to submit events which do not appear on the Web site until review and approved by your staff. Easy forms with preview screens make adding events a snap.

With a username and password you assign, specific businesses/organizations can add their calendar events to your site where the events are tied to the client's other site information. Unless you authorize it, the calendar events added by the client won't appear on your main site - but will appear when a web visitor is looking at that client's calendar listings. Certain clients can even be given permission to add events directly to the Site calendar!

This unique tiered design allows organizations in the community (PTA, YMCA, etc.) to place their entire calendar on your site - but only special events you deem worthy would appear on the main community calendar.

Click here for an on-site example.

Custom Designs Available

You'll have unprecedented control over the appearance of your calendar information. If one of our pre-defined tables does not meet your needs, call Linear Publishing and we'll design one especially for you.

Direct Client Access

Give valued community partners (i.e. museums, symphony, etc.) the ability to have their events go straight to your site without review. Other calendar additions are easily reviewed and approved by administrative personnel.


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Export for Print

This was the original intent of designing Linear Publishing - a central repository for calendar listings which could be entered remotely by the public and your staff, then exported to the production department for rapid layout in the print product.

Exporting Calendar listings is a fast and easy way to convert your Internet calendar data for inclusion in your print publication. Only the events posted to your main calendar will be exported.

Downloaded calendars can be formatted with style tags for virtually any pre-press software (i.e. Quark, Indesign, etc.). Multiple user-defined export templates allow you to save settings for exporting Calendar categories in seperate schemes.

Other controls allow for certain events to be excluded from the print export - or even export information different from what appears on the Web.

Imagine the public entering all your calendar information. Moving it to the print product takes about 30 seconds. Talk about a time saver.

Extended Events

For special events, you can place more information than appears on the main calendar. The event will include a link to the extended description. This link pops open a new window and can be great for highlighting events of importance to your audience.

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Highlighted Events

As you'll want to draw attention to special events, you can designate calendar events as either Picks or Highlights.

Pick events appear on colored backgrounds with special text characteristics. Also, designated pages of your site will feature a small window listing one of the Pick events with a link to that event. These events will rotate as web visitors move through your site. Also, there is a menu button designed to only get the pick events.

Highlighted events appear on a colored background with special text characteristics. These controls make it easy to draw attention to special happenings.

Of course, you can take any calendar listing and add graphics, borders, background colors and text characteristics.

Click here for an on-site example.

times newspapersWhen we realized we needed to upgrade our Web site, we knew we could not do it alone. Linear Publishing more than answered the call. All the new features we were looking for were already in place at Linear. In addition, if we came up with a feature not yet available, they created it.

We now publish two Web sites a week in less time than it took us to publish one. The free time has opened me up to explore new ideas and features to use on our site. It's a great feeling when you can get an idea and in no time have it up and running online. Thanks to it's ease of use, our Web site is getting better and better every day.

We are always getting compliments from our readers and advertisers. With help from Linear Publishing, we are becoming the e-voice of the community that we were striving for.

Randy Drilingas, Creative Manager
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03 - 17 - 18
Born March 17th
1828: Patrick R. Cleburne, Confederate general.
1832: Daniel Conway Moncure, U.S. clergyman, author, abolitionist
1846: Kate Greenway, painter and illustrator (Mother Goose).
1902: Bobby Jones, American golfer.
1919: Nat King Cole, American jazz pianist and singer.
March 17th
in history
1961: The United States increases military aid and technicians to Laos.
1962: The Soviet Union asks the United States to pull out of South Vietnam.
1966: A U.S. submarine locates a missing H-bomb in the Mediterranean.
1970: The Army charges 14 officers with suppression of facts in the My Lai massacre case.
1972: Nixon asks Congress to halt busing in order to achieve desegregation.