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Christian Theussl Level 2 Level 2 (150 points)
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Jun 16, 2009 6:37 AM
I need to enter a repeating meeting event every month second to the last Thursday (unfortunately it is not always the third Thursday -as this July- which would make it easier to set a custom repetition). I did not find a way to configure this. Any idea?

Christian
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  • John Maisey Level 5 Level 5 (6,875 points)
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    Jun 16, 2009 7:37 AM (in response to Christian Theussl)
    Hi Christian,

    You can set an event to recur on the second to last week of the month, but not directly through iCal's user interface.

    Make an event on the second to last last Thursday of the month, then set it to repeat (custom) on the last Thursday of each month. Drag the event to the desktop and delete it from iCal. Drop the desktop copy on a text editor (eg Text Edit) and look for the line near the end:

    RRULE:FREQ=MONTHLY;INTERVAL=1;BYDAY=-1TH


    and change it to

    RRULE:FREQ=MONTHLY;INTERVAL=1;BYDAY=-2TH


    Save the file and drag the it from the desktop back into iCal. It will now repeat on the second last Thursday of each month.

    Best wishes

    John M
    Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • Ferd II Level 7 Level 7 (23,225 points)
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    Jun 16, 2009 7:43 AM (in response to Christian Theussl)
    Christian,

    Try the technique posted in this thread: http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=9559349&#9559349

    If you do not get it to work, I am sure that Austin Kinsella1 will stop by to help.

    Good Luck.

    ;~)
    IMac 24"/2.4GHZ/320GB/SD/AP/BT; iMac G4 17 80 GB 1.25GHZ, Mac OS X (10.5.7), 20GB iPod Color, iPod shuffle, iPhone
  • John Maisey Level 5 Level 5 (6,875 points)
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    Jun 16, 2009 7:57 AM (in response to Christian Theussl)
    I'm glad it helped.
    Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • Ferd II Level 7 Level 7 (23,225 points)
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    Jun 16, 2009 9:22 AM (in response to John Maisey)
    Thanks John!

    ;~)
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  • Pallas A Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Jun 16, 2009 10:42 PM (in response to John Maisey)
    Interesting solution, thanks - I was having the same problem.

    Message was edited by: Pallas A
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