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Change a static event to recurring Desktop
I don't know whether this is a common issue. From time to time, I find myself changing an event in my calendar (which may have originally been recurring) that is static and that I now want to become recurring. At least sometimes, Calendar will not let me change the event from static to recurring.

This problem forces me to manually copy all relevant information into a new recurring event. I find it frustrating.This may be because this is achieved transparently in Outlook at work.

Anyway, I found somewhat of a compromise. Duplicate the event (many ways including right-click on it then select Duplicate). Open the duplicate event, and set it to the desired recurring period. Of course, don't forget to discard the original static event.

For some reason, whereas the original static event could not be made to recur, the duplicate static event can be.

This is not elegant by any standard even the lowest but is simple enough.
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Change a static event to recurring
Authored by: benwiggy on Dec 16, '13 08:35:11AM

I have not experienced Calendar stopping me from adding the Repeat to an existing date.
Maybe something else is at work here?

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Change a static event to recurring
Authored by: chocky on Dec 16, '13 05:46:36PM

I concur. Changing static events to repeating does not seem to be a problem.
Which OS X version and which version of Calendar are involved?

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Change a static event to recurring
Authored by: ChuckR on Dec 17, '13 01:44:42PM

For events that recur at odd intervals or for limited dates, you can simply click-select an event, Copy it, and then Paste it into any other date(s). Depending on what time of day the cursor is pointed on the target day, you may have to slip/slide the event up or down or edit the start/finish times, but all the other info is copied. Option-drag event to another target date does the same thing.

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Change a static event to recurring
Authored by: Felix on Dec 17, '13 06:15:33PM

Not a problem for me either...OS 10.9.1; Calendar 7.0 (1835.1).

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Change a static event to recurring
Authored by: cosmotic on Dec 21, '13 11:06:15AM

It might make sense to look at the contents of your ICS files and look at what differences there are between the events, that way you might be able to find out what was causing the problem in the first place.

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