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How can I attach a document to an iCal event invitation?

427 Views 0 Replies Latest reply: Nov 19, 2011 6:47 PM by Christine Hall RSS
Christine Hall Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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Nov 19, 2011 6:47 PM

I tried doing some research on this and tried the "Help" part of iCal.  The option given there said


Attach a file to an event



If you want to associate a particular file with an event (for example, a document you need to remember to take to an appointment), you can attach it directly to the event in iCal so it’s easy to remember and find when you need it. You can also share meeting materials with others by attaching them to event invitations.

  1. In iCal, double-click the event. If the event editor isn’t open, click Edit to open it.Open iCal
  2. Drag the file you want over the open event editor.You can also click Add File next to “attachments,” navigate to the file you want, and then click Open. The file appears in the “attachments” field.
  3. If the “Allow Invitees to Manage Files” checkbox is available and you want to allow invitees to add or remove files from the event invitation, select the checkbox.Only the meeting organizer can select or deselect the checkbox.
  4. To remove a file that you attached to an event, select it, and then press the Delete key.


To remove a file that you attached to an event, select it, and then press the Delete key.

iCal allows you to see a preview of any file attached to an event. To see a preview, select the file in the “attachments” field, and then press the Space bar. Click the Close (x) button in the top-left corner of the preview window to close it.

The problem is there is no Add File or attachments.  I am using the iCloud based iCal and running latest update on Lion.  Can anyone help me with this problem?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2)


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