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    iMac Calendar Copy and Paste Events places Event out of time order!
    When I copy and paste an event to another day, example Doctor 2 pm, it places the Event at the top of the day out of time order.

    So Doctor 2 pm is first event in the day, should be last.

    How come it does not paste the event in the proper time position?

    Just wondering,

    Thanks

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    Hi rim45, and welcome.

    I don't do it that way; not to say that your way won't work - rather, I hadn't thought of doing it that way.

    What I do, and it always works, is this:

    I have a Doctor's appointment at 2pm on Tuesday 10th. I/they want to change it to 4pm on Thursday 12th.

    I go to the original date, right click on the appointment, choose "Get Info" which brings up a small window with the relevant info. On that I change the date from 10th to 12th (a miniature calendar opens which makes this easy); then I click on the time and change it from 2pm to 4pm. Then click "apply".

    My suggestion is that you abandon the copy/paste approach and try out what I do, as above.

    Do tell me if I've misunderstood your situation.

    Ian
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    Most likely, because it still has the original date in it's metadata, which is before the day/date you are adding it to? Everything works, after you change something, right?
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    If you are dragging/dropping the appointment, it will pick up the time at the instant you drop it, changing to the time nearest where you dropped it. So you should try to drop it as close to the appointment time as you can.

    That said, Ian's suggestion is the easiest and most accurate way to change an appointment and is how I do it most of the time.
    Jake

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    Interesting, thanks to all for your responses. I do a copy and paste because I want to keep the original appointments in the calendar. I save all appointments for record tracking.

    It does not matter where I paste it in the new date. It always places the event ahead of all events regardless of the event time.

    I did try a duplicate dragging the duplicate to the new date. The event went into the correct calendar time space.

    Not a big deal but I thought it was strange that pasting did not place the event in the correct chrono time spot.

    One of you folks give it a try and tell me it you were able to get the pasted event into the correct chronological order.

    Thanks

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    I just did a drag and drop and it worked exactly as I described earlier in post #4. The time of the appointment changed to fit where I dropped it. I was using a week view, so that I could see the hours. I don't drag/drop in the month view because it does not display time. However, I tried it as a test and the dropped appointment fit into the day between two other events, just where it should have.

    EDIT: I'm using HS, latest updates, and Calendar is version 10.0. You haven't told us what version of macOS or Calendar you are using.
    Last edited by MacInWin; 05-24-2018 at 10:25 AM.
    Jake

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    Not a big deal but I thought it was strange that pasting did not place the event in the correct chrono time spot.

    If things don't behave the way you expect, or just to make things easier, dare I mention using Fantastical.app:
    https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/38586/fantastical

    Or if it's too expensive, try Calendar 366.app instead:
    https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/60148/calendar-366-ii

    Or one of the competing suggestions alternatives mentioned at each URL.

    PS: I have no connection with either app, other than using both. And Apple should have included such a good, convenient menubar calendar/reminder thing in the first place!!!




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