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Convert iCal Events into To Do tasks and vice versa Apps
This may have been obvious to some, but I was pleasantly surprised: You can drag an event in iCal from the main calendar to the To Do pane (if visible), or the reverse. This copies the event as a new to do (or the other way around), and also transfers alarm settings and notes, etc.
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Convert iCal Events into To Do tasks and vice versa
Authored by: Lou Kash on Jul 05, '05 10:54:15AM

Not in iCal 1.5.5, OS 10.3.9.



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Convert iCal Events into To Do tasks and vice versa
Authored by: lstewart on Jul 05, '05 12:59:44PM

I can also confirm that this feature is new in Tiger. (Which makes me happy, since I was one of the people who left feedback for Apple requesting something like this.)

iCal 1.5.5 lets you drag events around on the calendar, but you can't drag them to the To Do list. And I couldn't find a way to drag To Do items around at all.



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Convert iCal Events into To Do tasks and vice versa
Authored by: jbisbee on Jul 05, '05 01:44:31PM

I also left feedback requesting this feature! Thanks Apple for listening to us. ;)

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Convert iCal Events into To Do tasks and vice versa
Authored by: Tom Robinson on Jul 05, '05 02:55:20PM

RTFM ;-)

iCal Help -> What's New -> Change events into To Do items or To Do items into events.



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Convert iCal Events into To Do tasks and vice versa
Authored by: ppatoray on Jul 05, '05 08:37:15PM

You can also Option-drag to duplicate a new event or to do.



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Convert iCal Events into To Do tasks and vice versa
Authored by: magir on Jul 06, '05 03:31:35AM

Another great addition (maybe already covered on osxhints - if not probably worth a separate hint): Drag an address book entry to iCal to create a new event "Appointment with..." within iCal - great feature! (Although not very hidden - both of them are mentioned on the iCal website)



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Convert iCal Events into To Do tasks and vice versa
Authored by: magir on Jul 06, '05 03:34:48AM

As the reminder settings and the text of the To Do is copied as well this can be used as a simple "template method" - simply add a To Do with your default reminder settings and text and you drag and drop it to the calendar area to create new events with preset reminder and name.



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Convert iCal Events into To Do tasks and vice versa
Authored by: swbuehler on Jul 06, '05 11:11:51AM

Sweet; FranklinCovey has used this feature for quite a while and it's nice to see some better organization features in iCal (I especially lke the new print formats!)



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