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Custom Messages

You can create custom messages to show up on the IGoWhen application by putting special characters in the Google Calendar Event Description. Normally IGoWhen ignores the description field and it can be used for notes about the event. You can still put notes in the description field and add the custom IGoWhen text after the notes.

The Event Description is on the Event Edit page.

IGoWhen looks for the tilde character '~' and uses any text between the first tilde and the second tilde as IGoWhen messages.

If you have used the IGoWhen application, you know that there is a Time-Till-Start message, a Time-Till-End message and an optional Actual-Time message.

The Time-Till-Start and Time-Till-End messages are shown on the first line of the event depending on if the event is started yet.

The Actual-Time message is shown on the 2nd line of the event if the setting "show actual time line" is checked.

Therefore you can specify a custom text for each of those messages by separating them with the pipe character '|'.

This description:

Normal Description
~ Time-Till-Start
|
Time-Till-End
|
Actual-Time

Results in this event text before the event starts:

Time-Till-Start

Actual-Time

Results in this event text after the event starts:

Time-Till-End

Actual-Time

This description:

~ Supper will be served in [daysHoursMinutes] in the dining room.
|
Supper is being served for [daysHoursMinutes] in the dining room.
|
Supper in the dining room starts at [startTime] and lasts till [endTime].

Results in this event text before the event starts:

Supper will be served in 1 hour, 13 minutes in the dining room.

Supper in the dining room starts at 5:00PM and lasts till 7:00PM.

Results in this event text after the event starts:

Supper is being served for 56 minutes in the dining room.

Supper in the dining room starts at 5:00PM and lasts till 7:00PM.

Here are the special fields that can be used in the custom messages...

[daysHoursMinutes] - days hours minutes till start/end

[days] - days till start/end

[hours] - hours till start/end

[minutes] - minutes till start/end

[startTime] - start time

[endTime] - end time

[pastMinutes] - number of minutes since event started