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1) Can anyone recommend a good online tutorial for iCal? I'm sure there must be one.

2) Can iCal or some other app do this: Pop up a message, like a reminder, when a scheduled appointment or event is coming due? I really need something to help me keep track of dates and appointments and deadlines.

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1. Anything specific? If not, this might be a good place to start.

2. Absolutely. When editing/adding a meeting, simply change the alert property to popup a message. If you wanted it to popup a message 15 minutes before hand for example, you would set it to "Message", "on date", "<the date and time>".

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1. Anything specific? If not, this might be a good place to start.

2. Absolutely. When editing/adding a meeting, simply change the alert property to popup a message. If you wanted it to popup a message 15 minutes before hand for example, you would set it to "Message", "on date", "<the date and time>".

Thanks, Van. I'll look into that.

Does iCal have to be "Open" to get the pop-ups? I would assume so.

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No. iCal does not have to be open. That's one of the things I like about it. Once the alarm/reminder is set it will go off as scheduled even if iCal is not open. If your computer is off at the time the a;arm was supposed to go off it will go off the next time the computer is on.

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^^Cool.

I'm going to study up on this.

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I recently published a series on this - hope it helps, check out here:
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I recently published a series on this - hope it helps, check out here:
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Looks like I've got some reading to catch up on. Nice work

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1. Anything specific? If not, this might be a good place to start.


Hmm. Seems like this tutorial is old or something. It references things that aren't in v. 4.0.4.

But I think I have figured it out. In any case, I set up a test alert for tomorrow. We'll see if I did it correctly.

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It references the version available in Lion. What did you have difficulty with?

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Van, there was something about "Hold the cursor over the + sign at the top of the calendar." There is no + sign in my version. Things like that.

It seems that I cannot create an event unless I click on the day and time that I want to select. In other words, it seems that I cannot key in an event from scratch using only the pull-down menu functions. Not a big problem.

My test alarms have all gone off on schedule. I only had one instance when I thought I had put something on my calendar, but when I looked for it, it had disappeared.

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