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Move custom recurring events in iCal Apps
Among the many things I use iCal for keeping track of is my contact lens changing schedule, which calls for replacing them every fourteen uses. To this end, I have set up an event to repeat every two weeks to remind me. So far so good. However, I sometimes just don't wear them for a day or two, and therefore want to move my next reminder (and all subsequent repetitions) that number of days later.

That's where the tricky bit comes in. Sometimes this works fine, but as it turns out, if you have an event that repeats every n weeks for n more than one, iCall will not let you change the week in which the event occurs and the day of the week in the same movement. Well, at least it will not give you the option to change all future events as it normally does when you move a recurring event -- it just tells you that you are moving a recurring event, and that the date for other occurrences will not change. So if you want to move such an event from a Saturday to the following Sunday, you can't. Testing reveals that this also applies to trying to move an event that repeats every n months to a different day and a different month, but that's probably less common.

There are two solutions, both very simple:
  1. Just do it in two moves. Either move it to the next week first, and then change the day, or vice versa.
  2. Change the repetition frequency to a number of days, rather than a number of weeks (in this case 14 days), which will let you move it however you want.
I don't know if anyone else uses iCal for this kind of thing, but it took a long time and a lot of frustration for me to figure out why it didn't always work, so I figured someone might find it useful.
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