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Old 07-16-2007, 03:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone know of a place to put birthdays and other yearly-recurring events in the calendar?
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Old 07-16-2007, 03:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Just add a new calendar event, make it an all day event, and set it to be a repeating yearly event.
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Old 07-16-2007, 03:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks, John...I really should have tried it myself before posting. Sorry.
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Old 07-16-2007, 04:03 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Yes, but you're new, and you get a few gimmes. A few more days and you'll be wishing you had searched!
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Yeah, I did search...but I suspect the answer was so apparent nobody else has asked the question before. In my defense, I was aware of the "recurring" feature, but my manual didn't mention that it goes to yearly. Also, I was about to enter 50 or so anniversaries & didn't want to learn afterwards that there was some easier way.

Well thanks again for the help, guys.
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Old 07-16-2007, 06:36 PM   #6 (permalink)
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You also want to "pencil" it in or make it private if your calendar can be accessed by other people at work like most companies do. By "penciling" it in, your day is not "occupied" when people are checking your work schedule and making it private....well that's self-explanatory.
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Old 07-16-2007, 11:21 PM   #7 (permalink)
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You also want to "pencil" it in or make it private if your calendar can be accessed by other people at work like most companies do. By "penciling" it in, your day is not "occupied" when people are checking your work schedule and making it private....well that's self-explanatory.
how do you "pencil" it in the calendar?
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When you go to create your calendar entry, there's a checkbox for "Pencil in". Look carefully. It's above "Reminder".
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Umm I don't know if its just me, burt I don't see any 'pencil in'.
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Umm I don't know if its just me, burt I don't see any 'pencil in'.
Mark the event as "free" rather than "busy" or "tentative" and by doing so, it will not show up as blocked-off time to others looking at your calendar / scheduling meetings.

By setting it up as an all-day event, too, it will essentially act as just a reminder to you and not get mixed-in within all your other true calendar events. All-day events (regardless of whether recurring) will appear at the top of your calendar without an assigned time, so they are easy to see, too.

For people you want to send birthday cards or gifts to, in time for their birthday or anniversary, etc., set up the reminder for x days ahead of time so you have plenty of time for getting the card, mailing it, delivery time, etc. If you just want to remember an event on the day of the event, set the reminder option to "none."
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Old 07-17-2007, 10:29 AM   #11 (permalink)
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For people you want to send birthday cards or gifts to, in time for their birthday or anniversary, etc., set up the reminder for x days ahead of time so you have plenty of time for getting the card, mailing it, delivery time, etc. If you just want to remember an event on the day of the event, set the reminder option to "none."
This is exactly what I do. Be sure you have an up-to-date OS or the calendar patch because the original OS that came with the AT&T Curve suffered from some problems with calendar reminders.

Although it's been debated in other places on these boards, this is one of those situations where the BB's maximum 30 min snooze is a drawback. I give myself a week ahead to begin getting reminders for birthdays. It's not a "task" in the conventional sense, it's a "tickler" that I don't need popping up every 30 mins. To the degree that the BB links to Outlook to pick up these appointments and reminders, it should, IMO, share some of Outlook's snooze abilities. If I want to snooze the reminder for another day, I wish I had that opportunity. Fortunately, I do that on my desktop and just end up dismissing it on the BB.
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I just add it to the address book under notes.
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^ and that reminds you of when their birthday is how? lol
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OK, make a defined user field in address book options. Scroll down to a contact, hit edit, scroll down to "User1, 2, 3, or 4, hit menu, click change field name. Type B-Day or Anniversary...whatever.

THIS WILL CHANGE ALL CONTACTS TO THIS FIELD.
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OK, make a defined user field in address book options. Scroll down to a contact, hit edit, scroll down to "User1, 2, 3, or 4, hit menu, click change field name. Type B-Day or Anniversary...whatever.

THIS WILL CHANGE ALL CONTACTS TO THIS FIELD.
Neat but that does not put it on the calendar, any way to do what you are suggesting and have it show on the calendar?
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Old 07-19-2007, 05:22 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Neat but that does not put it on the calendar, any way to do what you are suggesting and have it show on the calendar?
Sorry, misread ur post...jet lag
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