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20487 Views 24 Replies Latest reply: Nov 5, 2008 12:52 AM by Rob Marsh
Currently Being ModeratedNov 11, 2007 10:04 PM (in response to rick wintomac)I am having the same problem. I can sync Entourage contacts into the Apple Address Book without a problem, but I can't get the Entourage Calendar to sync into iCal. Even sat with an Apple 1 to 1 employee, and he couldn't resolve the issue. Preferences settings are OK. I even re-installed Office 2004 (and all of the subsequent upgrades), but still no success. Any suggestions?MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
Having this same problem. Does anyone know anything about how to get Entourage to sync into iCal? I use iCal to sync with my iPhone but Entourage is my primary calendar. I need to get all of my appts from Entourage into iCal to get them onto my iPhone.15 inch MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5), 24" iMac; 13 inch MacBook; 8G iPhone; Apple TV; Mac Mini
Does anyone know if this is a known issue after a leopard upgrade? I never had this problem until I upgraded to Leopard last week.15 inch MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5), 24" iMac; 13 inch MacBook; 8G iPhone; Apple TV; Mac Mini
I decided to give up on Entourage and so I imported my Entourage calendar into iCal and am using that now...
Works well & easy to publish to the net!
Message was edited by: Wan Chai ManiMac 2.0 Mini G4, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 7, 2008 3:36 PM (in response to rick wintomac)I am having the same problem - I have researched Mac, the web, etc. and having no luck .I use entourage as primary calendar, but need to sync with ical because of my iphone- Someone has to know the answer to this!Mac, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
I had the following problem with my iCal - Entourage sync: Events that were created in Entourage would not show up in iCal. Newly created events in iCal would show up in Entourage, but if edited or erased the event, the original iCal event would remain unchanged.
I was nervous about erasing data on the exchange server (there are other people on the forums that seem to have done this).
1. I un-checked the box in Entourage - preferences - Sync Services - Synchronize events and tasks with iCal and .Mac.
2. I went to iCal and deleted the Entourage calender.
3. I went back to re-check the box in Entourage - preferences - Sync Services - Synchronize events and tasks with iCal and .Mac.
4. I chose the option to replace Sync Services data with Entourage data.
iCal created a new calendar Entourage (like it did before) and all my Entourage data showed up properly sync'd. The sync also works now between the two programs.
Hope this works for anybody with the same problem...MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
Same problem/only partial resolution - since installing Leopard and Entourage 2008 the sync between iphone/Entourage calenders broken. Did above, and much more, and can now push Entourage calendar items onto iPhone (through iCalc).
However, when try to push calendar items other way - from iPhone to Entourage - items show up in iCalc, but don't make it to Entourage.
Also, when I try to modify existing Entourage calender items, they are not modified on iPhone.
Any insights/help would be much appreciated!!G5, Mac OS X (10.0.x)
Just when I had nearly given up on syncing iCal and Entourage I spied what DTong had to offer as an option and it works a dream, straight away. Create an event in iCal, it updates in Entourage, do the opposite and it works straight away. iPhone is very happy that these two now can 'talk'. Thanks DTong!Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 14, 2008 8:26 PM (in response to rick wintomac)I don't know if this will work with Entourage 2008, but this has worked for me when I have episodic gremlins where iCal stops syncing with Entourage 2004.
1. First, back up both your iCal Entourage calender AND your Exchange calendar (to back up the Exchange calendar I typically have to have access to the Exchange server and make a copy of the calendar.
2. Go to Entourage Preferences and disable the sync with iCal. This involves navigate to Preferences - General Preferences - Sync Services and then unchecking the box to "synchronize events and tasks with iCal and .Mac"
3. Once the sync is turned off, go to your iCal and delete the existing Entourage calendar using the DELETE option either under EDIT or by right clicking the calendar.
4. Close iCal
5. Go back to Entourage, and turn the sync option back on again navigating to Preferences - General Preferences - Sync Services and then checking the box to "synchronize events and tasks with iCal and .Mac". After making the change, Click OK to save it.
6. Close Entourage
7. Reopen Entourage
8. Reopen iCal. When you opening iCal this time, the Entourage calendar will be rebuilt and this time hopefully without the gremlins or bugs that gummed up the works.
The above process typically lasts for me for 3-4 months before the gremlins strike again At that point, I simply repeat the process as needed. Good luck!
Charlie BrownMacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 27, 2008 3:14 PM (in response to DrCharlie)Your are all so great trying to help us to simple syncing iCal to Entourage and Entourage to iCal
Why is this so difficult?
Thx all for the great advice. Because all have DIFFERENT ways to fix this makes me feel that there really is an issue with Apple and MS Office.
Hopefully someone, someday will make the PERFECT PIM so we all can sync our contacts, calendars and notes with our smartphones.
Thx all.Powerbook 17", Mac OS X (10.4.2)
Following the steps DTong recommends has worked for me in the past. I have sync'd between iCal and Entourage for over year now, and has normally worked quite well.
One word of warning: always back up, and NEVER EVER do step #2 (delete iCal Entourage calendar), without first doing step #1 (uncheck sync box in Entourage.) It seems obvious, but it allows you to make this mistake without a warning, and it will delete everything out of your Entourage calendar.
I made this mistake once, and lost everything from Entourage (and therefore my corporate Exchange account.) I was able to recover from an ICal back-up, but it's very messy to get everything back into Exchange.iMac G5, MacBook Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.5.1)