The Universalis program contains two main views.

The text view shows the text of the page you want. It is described below.

The calendar view shows the calendar, listing days, dates and feasts. Read about it here.

You can have one or other view on the screen, or both together. A control at the bottom left of the Universalis window lets you choose the view you want; so does the View menu.

You will also want to read about preferences and special commands.

The text view

Page display


Button pictureThe button at the top left takes you directly to today's date after you have been viewing dates in the future or in the past. The menu command Date > Go to Today does the same thing.

Button picture The left and right buttons move you back and forward by one day. The Date menu has commands that do the same thing. The numbered button between the arrows will take you to the calendar view.

Button pictureThe control at the top right lets you move from one page to another. The Hour menu lets you do the same thing.

Controlling the text size

To change the size at which the text is displayed, use the View menu.

Options in the text

Here and there in some of the pages, you will see a pale blue arrow on the right-hand side. These arrows let you choose among various options within the page.

Universalis tries to be intelligent in remembering your choice. For instance, if you chose to have the Invitatory Psalm at Morning Prayer today, it will show it to you at Morning Prayer again tomorrow. Of course, if it has guessed wrong, you can use the blue arrow to correct it.