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Convert iCal To Do items into Events Apps
This morning, I added a To Do item to iCal, then thought perhaps it should be an Event instead. Without really thinking about it, I dragged the entry out of the To Do panel and onto the calendar. Presto, instant new event! Any notes or alarms associated with the To Do will also transfer. When you do this, you'll actually create a copy of your To Do, as the original item is left in place.

You can go the other direction, too -- drag an Event into the To Do panel to create a To Do entry based on the event's particulars. Again, this action creates a copy, leaving the original event untouched.

This might be common sense to many of you, but in all my time with iCal, I had never thought to try it (and it's not documented in the Help, at least not that I can find after some digging).
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Convert iCal To Do items into Events
Authored by: John M on Nov 09, '06 08:47:11AM
This feature is documented in iCal's Help. Look under What's New in iCal? in the iCal 2 Help pages. John M

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Convert iCal To Do items into Events
Authored by: osxfan57 on Nov 09, '06 09:15:01AM

Now if there were only a way to drag an email that contains a message about some task I have to do over to iCal and have it convert automatically into a To Do or Event there, that would be sweet. That's what I miss about Outlook in Windows.

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Convert iCal To Do items into Events
Authored by: DotDotComma on Nov 09, '06 10:05:10AM

Yes, dragging would be cool - but until then at least we have MailTags ...

[link] http://www.indev.ca/index.html [/link]



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Convert iCal To Do items into Events
Authored by: osxpounder on Nov 09, '06 11:44:59AM

MailTags is awesome, btw.



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Convert iCal To Do items into Events
Authored by: barefootguru on Nov 09, '06 01:58:54PM
Coming in Leopard...

http://www.apple.com/macosx/leopard/mail.html

(And I'm really looking forward to that feature)

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Convert iCal To Do items into Events
Authored by: barstep on Nov 10, '06 01:12:40AM
Have you tried MailTags - it lets you add email to your Tasks list (which can then be converted into Events as above). Useful app - I use it all the time - worth the $25 or so I paid for it.
http://www.indev.ca/MailTags.html

barrie

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Convert iCal To Do items into Events
Authored by: wpdv on Nov 19, '06 05:25:02PM