MIDAS Documentation v4.22
Manage Appearance Settings
The Appearance settings screen (accessed via MIDAS Admin Options → Manage MIDAS → Appearance) allows you to control a number of visual aspects of the MIDAS interface, including visual "Themes" and Date/Time settings:
Default LanguageThe "Default Language" option sets the initial display language for MIDAS. If the "Show Language Selector on login page" option is also selected, users will be allowed to change their display language whenever they login, otherwise the default language will be used throughout.
Default ViewThe "Default View" option sets which "group" of venues (venue group) will be displayed initially to users upon login. Where a given user does not have access to this venue group, the first group they do have access to will be initially displayed instead.
Default ThemeSpecifies the visual Theme MIDAS should use by default.
Allow Users to select theme at loginThis option will present all MIDAS users a drop-down list of installed themes on the Login page, allowing them to select a different visual theme for their session. Please note, that this setting has no affect if only one theme is installed.
Your LogoYou may co-brand your MIDAS system to include your organization's logo throughout the software. This logo may then also be included in various editable templates (email, print, invoice, etc) through the inclusion of the %LOGO% variable.
Click the "Select File..." button to select a .png image from your computer to upload and install as your logo.
Date/Time SettingsThis section controls how dates and times are displayed in MIDAS:
Date FormatControls the order in which dates are displayed, i.e. day before month, month before day, 2 or 4 digit years, etc.
Date SeparatorAllows changing of the single character used to separate the day, month, and year segments of dates.
Time FormatSwitches between a 24 hour or 12 hour clock, with the two "12h Format" boxes providing control over "AM" and "PM" symbols under a 12 hour clock.
Time SeparatorAllows changing of the single character used to separate hours and minutes.
If the "Show Date Before Time" option is selected, then where both date and time information are displayed together, the information will be displayed with the date first, followed by the time. If unselected, times will be shown before dates.
Date / Time SeparatorAllows control over the visual "link" between dates and times. For example, a value of " @ ", would display dates & times in a similar manner as follows: 17/08/2007 @ 14:06.
Time / Time SeparatorAllows control over the visual "link" between two times. For example, a value of " - ", would display a time range in a similar manner as follows: 14:00 - 15:00.
Default IntervalRather than displaying every single minute (0-60) in time drop-downs when adding or modifying a booking, this setting allows you to "round" minutes to, for example, the nearest 5 minute interval, if you don't need to book to the minute.
Week starts on aSets which day of the week MIDAS should consider as being the first day of the week.
TimezoneNearly 300 pre-defined timezones are available in a drop-down list, allowing you to specify the timezone in which your MIDAS should run. The "Custom" option at the bottom of the drop down list allows defining your own custom timezone.
For more information on defining a custom timezone, please see this article
Booking Grid SettingsThis section controls the appearance of bookings in the booking grid:
Show on BlocksSpecify up to two booking fields to show on blocks within the booking grid. You can choose to show just the field's value or its name and its value on booking blocks.
Show on TooltipsSpecify up to two booking fields to show when "hovering" over blocks within the booking grid. You can choose to show just the field's value or its name and its value on tooltips.
Venue HeightSpecifies the height (in pixels) of each "row" in the booking grid. Increase this value to show bigger blocks in the grid.
Venue WidthSpecifies the width (in pixels) of the first column in the booking grid. This column usually contains the venue name. Increase this value if you have long venue names that don't fully fit into the first column.
Number of days to show by defaultThe booking grid can display 1 day - 8 weeks' worth of bookings on a single screen. Use this setting to control how many days are shown by default (up to 14).
Background data refreshWhen viewing the booking grid, MIDAS can silently perform regular background checks on the bookings currently shown on your screen and update your display accordingly if any have changed since your display was first generated. Lower values will perform these checks more often, but will increase the number of requests sent to and data received from your server. In most cases, it should not be necessary to change this setting.
Show on Month CellsSpecify a default booking field to show on dates within the monthly overview.
Users can choose what's shown on month cellsIf selected, allows users to select any booking field to view on the monthly overview. If not selected, all users will only see the monthly overview using the above "Show on Month Cells" setting.