Calendar - recurring event problems

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Calendar - recurring event problems

Postby markgheen » Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:02 pm

I try to create a recurring event with a start and end date (left side of screen) then check the "This event repeats" box, which brings up "Repeating" in the 3rd (right side) colume along with several options. If I select "weekly", "1" weeks, "specific date" for 'Repeats until' then select a date, the pop-up calendar doesn't go away and I get an error that I have to fix the highlighted sections. It highlights the "1" in the "Occures every __ weeks on:". No matter what I change that number to it won't let me create the event, it just keeps posting the same error. If, however, I leave the end date on the left side the same as the start date it seems to work.--very frustrating trying to figure that out.

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Postby russellhltn » Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:09 pm

markgheen wrote:I try to create a recurring event with a start and end date (left side of screen)

Silly question, (but one I keep tripping on), your start and end date should mark the start and end of a single event. For something that repeats weekly, I'd expect it to be the same day. If by mistake you've made it cover the whole year, trying to repeat it weekly isn't going to work very well.
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Postby aebrown » Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:07 pm

It looks like you're confusing the end date of each event (which appears in the left-hand column and is simply labeled "End") with the end date of the series. (which appears in the right-hand column and is labeled "End Date"). For almost all repeating events, the "Start" and "End" in the left column will be the same date, since most events last less than a day. But the "End Date" in the right column specifies the date the series of events will end (and only appears when the "Repeats until" dropdown is set to "a specific date").

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The "End Date" field is circled in blue -- that's the one that you need to set in order to specify when the series of events ends.
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