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Old 12-24-2009, 02:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have an appointment twice a week. This appointment is revolving, for lack of a better word. In other words, the appointment is Monday and Wednesday in week one, Tuesday and Thursday in week two, and so on. This works in an eight week cycle and then starts over.

I can not find an option for this type of recurring event within the calendar right out of the box. Am I missing something? Do I need to get an app. for this? Can anyone recommend one?

Thanks in advance. I appreciate your time.
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Old 12-24-2009, 03:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Deal with each day one at a time. If they repeat every 8 weeks, set the Monday appointment up with a weekly recurrence every 8 weeks. Do the same with the other days.
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Old 12-24-2009, 07:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You may need to setup for weekly and delete every other one. The recurring appt function has limitations
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You may need to setup for weekly and delete every other one. The recurring appt function has limitations
Yeah -- I'd love to set up some stuff that happens every _second_ week for me... Is this so rare that nobody else in the world wants to do it?
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You may need to setup for weekly and delete every other one. The recurring appt function has limitations
Yeah -- I'd love to set up some stuff that happens every _second_ week for me... Is this so rare that nobody else in the world wants to do it?
Pick the day of the week to start, set Recurrence to weekly, and set Every to 2.
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Pick the day of the week to start, set Recurrence to weekly, and set Every to 2.

I am embarrssed to day to say I did not see the number component. Thank you for educating me as well.
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You do have to be creative sometimes. There was the guy a while back, sounded like a fireman or similar, who was on 4/off 3 or something like that. He never posted back whether the propsed solution was what he was looking for, or not.
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I always wondered why the function wasnt made easier and I have a job situation where I place my own monthly schedule and I had been doing it a bit more on a manual basis then needed.
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Deal with each day one at a time. If they repeat every 8 weeks, set the Monday appointment up with a weekly recurrence every 8 weeks. Do the same with the other days.
I've been entering them one at a time but it's time consuming. Setting the recurrence every 8 weeks doesn't do it either. It's a seven week cycle but the appointment occurs twice per week day over the course of the 7 weeks.

1. Monday/Wednesday
2. Tues./Thurs.
3. Wed./Fri.
4. Thurs./Sat.
5. Fri./Sun
6. Sat./Mon
7. Sun./Tues

So if it's set for the first Wed., it reoccurs in two weeks, then five weeks, then two weeks and so on.

I've used calendars that can do this. I'm pretty sure it's not an option on my phone but I didn't know if anyone knew of an app. that would do it?
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So, instead of a single Monday appointment that occurrs every 7 weeks, you instead have one Monday appointment (one calendar entry) that begins on one date and recurs every 7 weeks, and another Monday appointment (another calendar entry) that begins on a date 5 weeks later and recurs every 7 weeks? And similarly for the other days, total 14 entries? Isn't that right?
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You should be able to put that schedule in as posted if I understand it correctly. You can select multiple week days for the same recurrence and have them repeat every seven/eight weeks. Just a matter of the correct start date for each numbered item (1-7) listed in your post. This seems like it would work for the schedule you mention in your first post. But, not sure about the way you explained it in the last post. My only additional input with my post is that you can select more than one day of the week for a single recurrence. Sorry for my post, if you are already doing that.



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I use aiharkness's method all the time. Works fine.
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