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HT2513 iCal 4.0.4 is there a recurring to do option?

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iMac Mac OSX 10.6.8 and iCal 4.0.4

 

Is there a way to designated a to do item as a recurring option? For example, I have to file quarterly taxes, a to do not an event, but I don't see any way to get it to recur quarterly unless I enter it manually.

 

Thank you.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • fane_j Level 4 Level 4 (3,655 points)

    From iCal Help:

     

    To change how often an event occurs:

    1. Double-click the event. If necessary, click Edit to open the event editor.
    2. Choose how often you want the event to occur from the “repeat” pop-up menu.To make more specific choices (for example, to have the event appear only every third week of the month), choose Custom from the “repeat” pop-up menu.
    3. From the “end” pop-up menu, choose whether you want the event to stop appearing after a number of times or after a specific date.
  • fane_j Level 4 Level 4 (3,655 points)

    pat1949 wrote:

     

    What I can't figure out is creating a recurring TO DO.

    Sorry, I misunderstood you. No, there is no such feature. Can't you use a recurring event as a to do?

     

    Alternatively, you could script it, or use Automator. In Automator, create an iCal alarm workflow which creates a new To Do. Then set up a recurring event which calls the workflow. Thus you'll have a new To Do created automatically.

  • fane_j Level 4 Level 4 (3,655 points)

    pat1949 wrote:

     

    Automator? I've never used it.

    Mac 101: Automator

    <http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2488>

    I hope will be EASY.

    If you get stuck, post back here.

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