3 Replies Latest reply: Mar 30, 2013 5:56 AM by Barney-15E
Hugh White Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)

I recently attempted to add some appointments to my calendar. I received a message that this was a birthday calendar and could only be accessed through contacts. When did this change and how can I use calendar to meet my needs?


iMac 2.93 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.6.8), 8 GB 1067 MHz DDR3
  • 1. Re: why is my calendar calling itself a birthday calendar?
    Barney-15E Level 8 Level 8 (35,280 points)

    When you attempt to add an event, it will use the selected calendar as the destination.

    If the Birthday calendar is not selected, then I'm not sure why it is confused.

  • 2. Re: why is my calendar calling itself a birthday calendar?
    Hugh White Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)

    Hi Barney

    On the left of the calendar is a column marked Subscriptions. The only subcatagory listed is Birthdays, but it is not checked. If there are other types of calendars how do I access them?

    Hugh

  • 3. Re: why is my calendar calling itself a birthday calendar?
    Barney-15E Level 8 Level 8 (35,280 points)

    You can have iCloud calendars, local calendars, or calendars subscribed froma CalDAV server.

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    As you can see, I have On My Mac (local), iCloud, Gmail, and the Birthdays calendar. Within iCloud, I have a subscribed calendar showing US Holidays.  I explain how to get a new calendar, depending on how you are currently set up.

     

    There are no other categories besides Subscriptions:

    You can create a new calendar in the On My Mac section (ie a local calendar that exists solely on your Mac) by selecting New Calendar from the File menul and choose On My Mac as the type. If that is not available, see the next section.

     

    iCloud and Subscription categories:

    You can create a new Calendar in iCloud, but it is a little tricky to get a Calendar to show in On My Mac. Since you have the Birthdays calendar, select it, then right-click in the space below it and select New Calendar. That will make a new, untitled calendar On My Mac. From then, you can create new calendars within On My Mac from the File Menu.

     

    If you don't have iCloud calendars and want them, you would need to turn on iCloud Calendars in the iCloud System Preferences. If you don't have multiple Macs and iDevices that you want all in sync, then you don't need to use iCloud. Even if you don't have multiple Macs and devices, you may still want it if you travel without your Mac. You can log into the iCloud web site on any computer and access your iCloud calendars, contacts, and email.