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Old 04-09-2010, 07:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have some basic monthy reccuring appointments within calender. Like electricity bill pay reminder etc. Its just a normal, no time, monthly reccuring appointment. Now lets say this month when i see the reminder within outlook, i decide to do it tomorrow. So i just push it one day ahead in Outlook calender from 5th to 6th of the current month. It asks me if i want to edit the whole series or only this occurence. I select only this occurence bec on all other months i want to be reminded on the 5th only. Now after a few syncs etc ive noticed on the BB that the one which i pushed to 6th is in 6th. But the one on the 5th is also still there on the BB (the one i just moved). This is some kind of anomaly.

So now there are 2 reminders for my electricity bill. One on 5th and one on the 6th on my BB. PLease note that on outlook. Its clean. Theres only 1 reminder on the 6th for electricity bill. The one i moved. And the previous day (5th) is free in outlook. So outlook is behaving as its supposed to. The funny part is after that i tried another sync and still outlook doesnt reflect the anomaly. Checked back on the BB and the one on the 5th is still there. It doesnt even sync back to outlook. This is one of the most irritating errors i noticed. As it keeps leaving residues of all appointments that have been moved to a different date, even though i selected "change only this occurence."

If i have to manually keep checking every month to see if there are errored orphaned appointments like this, whats the point of having a BB or any smartphone. We can go back to pen and paper right.

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When you perform a sync after making the change in Outlook, see if you can do a re-sync after the initial sync picks up the change from the 5th to the 6th. Re-sync will prompt the program to go through everything again and try to pick up changes that might have been missed.

Otherwise, a quicker alternative is to just do a one-way sync from computer to device.
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Yes how do you do a one way sync Trimix, like how we had Palm Overwrites Desktop or Desktop Overwrites Palm Features. Can you tell me how and if i can do this selectively for only calender or contacts and so on ?

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Yes how do you do a one way sync Trimix, like how we had Palm Overwrites Desktop or Desktop Overwrites Palm Features. Can you tell me how and if i can do this selectively for only calender or contacts and so on ?

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Connect device to computer
Open Desktop Manager
click on synchronize
on left side click on synchronization under configure
on the right side click on synchronization
new window will popup (intellisync-youPIN-setup)
is arrow on calendar both way or just one way
if arrow is not pointed to left double click on arrow and do a synchronization setup

After you finish that
click on synchronize on left side
click on synchonize on right side
be sure that 2nd, and 4th boxes are checked up
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But isnt this a real defect in the OS logic. I think RIM should correct this. Everytime i move an appointment out of its reccurence pattern. When i get back home im supposed to remember what all i did that day. And manually keep correcting all this ?

Isnt it not supposed to actually create duplicate entries in this way ??
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I think it's a "defect" with Intelisync. I don't have proof but that's what I remembered when I first started using BB with Outlook.
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And the worst part is that the duplicatred remenants dont even appear on Outlook. Its a major problem with a blind side to it. Id have to make it a job to look out everyday for leftovers on my BB. What a plight. This is where im disappointed with the BB. Some basic things just defeat the purpose of having it as an organizer. An organizer which is disorganized by itself and needs organizing done by us manually. Rather not have an organizer. Just imagine next RIM will say syncing means looking at you outlook screen and manually changing all your appointment dates on your BB. We will have to do manual edits and forget the word syncing.
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