|An Anytime Calendar|
It wasn't long ago that the Windows operating did not even provide a
calendar that could access dates prior to 1980. Subsequently, that
situation has improved; but I offer this attractive option anyway.
It knows every date since
1 a.d., and a full-year
screen is available with a single mouse click.
CAL-12 requires Windows 2000 or greater,
1024×768 or greater screen resolution.
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USEFUL SETUP HINTS
CAL-12 utilizes a console windows that is not of standard size. It might not display properly on your monitor without some simple adjustment, as follows:
iconto launch the program. Right-click the
colored barat the top of the program window. Select
Propertiesfrom the menu.
10×20 Raster Fonts.
Layoutstab, set both the
Screen Buffer Sizeand
OKto exit the dialogue window.
window barand hold the mouse button down. Drag the window to the center of your screen, making sure that the entire window is visible.
window baragain. Select
Properties / Layout. Uncheck the box labeled
Let system position window.Click
The program screen should now be displayed in the same position every time you launch the application.
Usage: When in the program, type
"Y", then "H"
for a repeat of the instructions on setting up an efficient and more
attractive interface. To exit the program, one may simply
ABOUT THE DATES
The modern Gregorian Calendar was first instituted in 1582, in Italy by
Pope Gregory. At that time, the days of October
deleted in order to correct the error accumulated under the Julian
Calendar. Modern computer systems, however, support the belated
British conversion date, wherein the days of September 3-13, 1752,
were expunged. My programs conform to this standard.
No attempt is made to accommodate the old-style Julian Calendar.
Other than the missing days, however, the only difference in the Gregorian
Calendar is that years evenly divisible
by 100 but not evenly
divisible by 400 are not leap years (so far, the only such dates
are 1700, 1800 and 1900; but 1700 is ignored by the British protocol).
In any case, all calculations are variable by location and nationality, as there was no worldwide standard until the 1920s or so. In fact, several different calendars remain in use to this day, with discrepancies of up to eight years!