How do I?

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How do I?

This section covers common tasks that you might want to achieve. If you can't find the answer to your question here or in the rest of the Help try the PerfectTablePlan FAQ page . Most of these topics are available in a context-sensitive form from the How do I? button in the main tool bar.

Add a chart title/footer

Add a colour coded spot to the stationery

Add a dance floor, stage etc to the floor plan

Add a graphic/image/clipart to the floor plan

Add a graphic/image/clipart to the stationery

Add a new stationery layout

Add a personalised map to the stationery

Add a special character not on my keyboard

Add a title or text into the floor plan

Add/remove a single seat to/from a table

Add walls to the floor plan

Add custom fields

Add or remove dots at the end of titles

Align tables

Align printing with my stationery

Arrange multiple seatings for an event

Assign guests to seats

Assign seating by guest type/category

Assign seating by order of precedence

Assign (or reassign) seats in real time

Change fonts and/or colours

Change how seats and guest names are displayed

Change proximity for multiple guests

Change table colour

Change table size or shape

Change text inside panes

Change the print pagination

Change the printer or paper size

Change the size of the room

Change the seat numbering

Change the table order

Check who a guest was seated next to at previous events

Check-in guests

Close the current plan

Choose a format to export to

Copy guests from one plan to another

Create address labels

Create a horseshoe shaped table

Create a non-rectangular room

Create a re-usable template plan

Create an E-shaped table

Create a rounded ended table

Create a serpentine table

Create rectangular tables with seats on 1,2 or 3 sides

Customize standard guest titles

Display seating on a VDU or plasma screen

Edit a property for multiple guests

Edit a property for multiple tables

Email my plan

Estimate numbers and budget

Export a chart/report to Excel/Word

Export guest and seating data to Excel

Export to iPad, Android and other devices

Export to PDF format

Find a missing plan file

Find free clipart

Find free textures

Handle guests with unknown names

Handle multiple rooms

Handle post-nominal titles

Handle sponsored tables

Hide empty seats

Import guest details from a website or application

Import guest details from Apple Address Book

Import guest details from Excel spreadsheets

Import guest details from Outlook

Import guest details from Outlook Express

Import guests in couples/families/groups

Import non-English characters

Import proximity data

Import seating data

Improve the auto seat assignment

Insert a new guest into an existing group

Joining and splitting columns

Keep groups together

Liaise with caterers

Load sample stationery

Lock guests to seats

Make all names have the same font size

Merge guest names into stationery

Move guests from one group to another

Only assign guests who have accepted

Organize guests by company/organization

Order place cards

Print a guest list

Print invitations, place cards, badges, labels etc

Print legible plans on a small format printer

Print stationery on blank sheets

Print stationery on press-out sheets

Print to poster size

Remove a stationery border or fold line

Rename/renumber tables

Retrieve old versions of the plan

Rotate tables

Select multiple items

Show custom fields

Show gender

Show groups

Show meals

Show one stationery item per couple/family/group

Show seat numbers

Show the proximity for one group at a time

Show unassigned seats

Show VIP/Special/RSVP/locked

Track details of non-seated guests

Turn off guest name capitalisation

Turn the floor plan grid on/off

Use and image of the venue

Use particules in names

Zoom in/out of the floor plan