Groups pane

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The couple_16Groups pane shows all the guests in the current plan arranged in their groups.

The icon shown for a guest is determined from the details you have entered about their gender and age.

Guests who have declined or cancelled are shown with strikethrough text. Guests who have not been assigned to seats are shown in bold. Guests who are locked are shown with underlined text.

The icon shown for a group is based on PerfectTablePlan's best guess at whether the group is a family, couple etc. The group icon is just a visual cue, it doesn't affect anything else.

Select from the Mode drop-down list to change the behaviour of the pane (see below).

Type text in the searchSearch field to hide non-matching group names. Guest names are not searched. E.g. if you type Acme it will hide all groups without Acme in their name (case is ignored). Click the search_cancelcancel icon or press the Esc key to clear the field.

Click on the mac_reveal button to show additional controls.

Click Expand all or Collapse all to expand/collapse all the groups.

If the floor_plan_16Floor plan pane is displayed, check mark guests in Floor plan to show a marker next to the guest you are hovering the mouse cursor over. If you hover over a group all the guests in the group will be marked.

Check/uncheck column check boxes to show/hide columns.

Click on the Group name headers to sort groups by that column. Click on one of the other columns to sort by Group name and then by the clicked column. Clicking the column again reverses the sort order.

Note that changing the RSVP status of a guest from accepted_16Accepted may unassign them from their seat, depending on your settings in the prefs_16Preferences window.

Drop a plan file from Mac OS X onto this pane to open it. Drop a vCard, text or CSV file from Mac OS X onto this pane to import it.

Drag a guest from another PerfectTablePlan window to add them to the current plan.

Note Deleting a group deletes all the guests in it.


Drag & drop


To assign seats left click on one or more guests or groups and drag them to a seat or table in the floor_plan_16Floor Plan, table_circular_16Table Plan or schematic_16Schematic panes.

To change group membership left click on one or more guests or groups and drag them from one group to another within the couple_16Groups pane

Ctrl+click on a guest or group to display actions in a pop-up menu.

Double-click on a guest or group to display the Properties window.

Select more than one guest or group by using Shift+click or command_key2+Click. Use command_key2+A to select everything in this pane.



Click on a guest or group property to edit it.

Use the Enter, Tab or command_key2+arrow keys to change row or column. Use the Space or arrow down keys to edit a drop-down list.

See also:

Move guests from one group to another

Edit a property for multiple guests

Importing guests

Import guests in couples/families/groups