To create a Rave Chart, use the File - Create New - Rave Chart command from the main menu.
A data entry form will appear where you can supply the necessary information for the chart.
The Required Information includes:
A name for this Rave Chart.
(e.g., Joe Smith, My wedding day, etc.)
The birth date or the date of the event for which the chart is being created.
Dates can be typed in ( e.g., 10/10/2000 or 5.7.2009 ) or entered using the popup calendar, which can be opened by clicking on the arrow on the right side of the entry text box.
The date format (DD/MM/YY or MM/DD/YY) settings are obtained from your Windows regional settings. If you are unsure how your Windows settings are configured, use the built in calendar by clicking on the right hand arrow.
The birth time or the time of the event for which the chart is being created.
The time should be in 24-hour format and separated by colons. Hour and Minute are obligatory; Seconds are optional.
( e.g., 17:15 or 14:02:12 )
The precision of the birth time is crucial for correct chart generation. Therefore, please make sure you have the correct time.
MMI2 uses the built-in ACS International Atlas to convert birth times to UTC based on the birth location's time zone and the relevant daylight-saving policies.
If you wish to disable the time conversion for this Rave Chart and consider the birth time you entered as UTC, click the checkbox.
Enter the Birth Place as the City Name followed by a comma and then the Country Name ( e.g., Roma, Italy, or Paris, France ).
For Cities in the US, use the State instead of the Country ( e.g., Los Angeles, California ).
Once you fill in the place name, select 'Find' to validate the location in the database.
If the software successfully validates the place name, an 'Add to favorites' button will appear, allowing you to give this place a name you could use later as a shortcut.
If you can't find the place name in the software database, the Find Place dialog will pop up and allow you to select the exact location from a list.
This optional entry allows you to attach comments to the chart using a built-in text editor.