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Old 11-22-2008, 12:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I love the fact that the address book, you can enter in anniversaries and birthdays and it automatically puts it in the calendar.

Although, it is quite annoying that in the calendar it puts the birthdays back infinetly back in time and in the future.

Is there a way so that it will only have the reminders for the future (preferably just for the next year)?
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Yes, make the birthday occur every year until next year.
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Enter the current year not the year they were born. This way it will repaet every year from this date foward.
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Enter the current year not the year they were born. This way it will repaet every year from this date foward.
I prefer to leave the year they were actually born for reference purposes so I know how old they are. Is there another option?
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To enter it directly into the calendar. I do as stated above and then also put it in the notes section of the address book entry.
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I did not enter it into the calendar. When I entered it into the notes sectin of the address book entry, it automatically entered it into the calendar.

Is there a way so that it automatically does this, but only for the future dates?
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Nope.

There is a section that says birthday: which will place the entry into the calendar.

There is a section called notes: this is where I actually place the entire birthday, this will not place an entry into the calendar.

So yes I place the enrty in twice once so it shows up on the calendar with the current year and in the notes so I have the actual year they were born.
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Hm, mine won't put the birthdays on the calendar. Well... it does for some, not for others? The birthday is in the contact?
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Mine doesn't put it in the calendar either. Is there a setting for that or sumthing?
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Mine doesn't put it in the calendar either. Is there a setting for that or sumthing?
I am not positive, but this may be an Microsoft Outlook thing. I could be wrong, but I did not start noticing it adding birthdays to my calendar until I started putting the birthdate in the appropriate field in my contacts in Outlook. So it may be possible that unless you are syncing with your PC, more particularly Outlook, this handy feature may not be occurring.
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Nope.

There is a section that says birthday: which will place the entry into the calendar.

There is a section called notes: this is where I actually place the entire birthday, this will not place an entry into the calendar.

So yes I place the enrty in twice once so it shows up on the calendar with the current year and in the notes so I have the actual year they were born.

Thank you. Even if I do it your way, the birthday reminders are in the calendar infinetly for the future, not just for this year. I'm going to use what you said for now, because it still helps (thanks). But I'm wondering if there is a way to make it ONLY for one year, you know what i'm saying?

I appreciate all the help so far!
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I am not positive, but this may be an Microsoft Outlook thing. I could be wrong, but I did not start noticing it adding birthdays to my calendar until I started putting the birthdate in the appropriate field in my contacts in Outlook. So it may be possible that unless you are syncing with your PC, more particularly Outlook, this handy feature may not be occurring.
They are listed in my outlook information but it still doesn't show up on my BB in the calendar.
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Just catching up here. Are they showing up in your Outlook Calendar on your PC and are you syncing both contacts and calendar.
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Yes they show up in the contact area in outlook and I am syncing both but they don't show up on BB calendar
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Yes they show up in the contact area in outlook and I am syncing both but they don't show up on BB calendar
I might be reading you wrong but you said they show up in the Contact Area in Outlook, but are they in the Calendar in Outlook.

If so I would try and celar the contacts using the DM and re-sync.
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Thank you. Even if I do it your way, the birthday reminders are in the calendar infinetly for the future, not just for this year. I'm going to use what you said for now, because it still helps (thanks). But I'm wondering if there is a way to make it ONLY for one year, you know what i'm saying?

I appreciate all the help so far!
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