Adding Events to the November 2014 Calendar

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Adding Events to the November 2014 Calendar

Postby rbunker » Thu Oct 03, 2013 6:06 pm

I've encountered an odd problem when posting events to our Stake Calendar for November 2014. Items that are an "All Day Event" are displayed on the day before the date assigned in the "Create Event" process. This doesn't occur with events that have specified Start and End times (they appear on the correct date) and it only occurs in the month of November. Months before and after November 2014 display both timed and all day events correctly. Any help would be appreciated.

Robert Bunker
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Re: Adding Events to the November 2014 Calendar

Postby lajackson » Thu Oct 03, 2013 6:48 pm

rbunker wrote:I've encountered an odd problem when posting events to our Stake Calendar for November 2014. Items that are an "All Day Event" are displayed on the day before the date assigned in the "Create Event" process. This doesn't occur with events that have specified Start and End times (they appear on the correct date) and it only occurs in the month of November. Months before and after November 2014 display both timed and all day events correctly.

Daylight Saving Time ends in November. Read about the ongoing saga here and in other places. In short, Calendar thinks your all day events begin at 11:00 pm on the preceding day.

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Re: Adding Events to the November 2014 Calendar

Postby rbunker » Thu Oct 03, 2013 7:06 pm

So I can assume that the calendar fix made for November 2013 will be made to November 2014 soon?

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Re: Adding Events to the November 2014 Calendar

Postby lajackson » Thu Oct 03, 2013 7:35 pm

Oh, how I wish that were true. But the reality is that the only thing we can do is send feedback and hope they get to it.

To their credit, the Calendar folks actually do read this forum from time to time and pick up on things like this. Still, there is no guarantee they will, and a note through Feedback is certainly warranted.

I am not sure why there is a problem each year. The "fix" must be something manual they do to tinker with the software settings. I suppose, but I do not know.

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Re: Adding Events to the November 2014 Calendar

Postby russellhltn » Thu Oct 03, 2013 7:50 pm

rbunker wrote:So I can assume that the calendar fix made for November 2013 will be made to November 2014 soon?


From your lips to the manager's ear.
Have you searched the Wiki?
Try using a Google search by adding "site:tech.lds.org/wiki" to the search criteria.

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Re: Adding Events to the November 2014 Calendar

Postby judson.wooters » Thu Oct 24, 2013 7:36 pm

Just curious if there's an estimated ETA for this fix.

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Re: Events shown in week view when not selected

Postby melva285676 » Sun Oct 27, 2013 2:55 pm

I created an event for Nov. 17, 2014 but it posts the event on Nov. 16, 2014. I tried creating it on the 18th and it posted it on the 17th. There must be a bug in the system for that month because it is an event that happens 8 months out of the year and I did not have a problem with any of the other months.

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Re: Events shown in week view when not selected

Postby russellhltn » Sun Oct 27, 2013 4:16 pm

melva285676 wrote:I created an event for Nov. 17, 2014 but it posts the event on Nov. 16, 2014. I tried creating it on the 18th and it posted it on the 17th.


Are these all day events?
Have you searched the Wiki?

Try using a Google search by adding "site:tech.lds.org/wiki" to the search criteria.

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Re: Adding Events to the November 2014 Calendar

Postby rbunker » Sun Oct 27, 2013 6:11 pm

Yes, three of them after November 3: "High Council Speaking Assignment," "Bishops PPIs" and "Thanksgiving Day."

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Re: Adding Events to the November 2014 Calendar

Postby lajackson » Sun Oct 27, 2013 9:06 pm

It is most probably because of daylight saving time. It appears that the "fix" has to be accomplished again each year in November, when daylight saving time ends. Frustrating. If you have the event go from 3:00 am to 9:00 pm (or something similar), it will still list first on the correct day, although it will not show as an all day event. But it is a poor workaround for a problem that seems to be elusive for the last several years.


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