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This tip is using the wrong method to launch a file...
Authored by: dubmaster on Jul 09, '04 09:58:45AM

The tip is not about opening a file, but to attach a file to an event which are 2 totally different things when using a Task List or Agenda, and except for the URL Field I don't see how I can attach a File, so neroshaws tip is actually pretty helpful.

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This tip is using the wrong method to launch a file...
Authored by: DavidRavenMoon on Jul 09, '04 12:38:54PM

If you have a To Do list, for example, just pick an item in the list, open the info pane and click on the "due date." Then an "alarm" item appears. From that choose "Open file..." and pick the file you want launched at that date and time.

You can use the alarm feature to open any file in any event.

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This tip is using the wrong method to launch a file...
Authored by: osxpounder on Jul 09, '04 01:36:30PM

OK, now I'm confused. What does "attaching a file" do for you? Can you be more specific about the *behavior* that will result from using this tip?

For example, if iCal isn't going to open the file, then what will happen instead? Is it going to send you email with an attachment? Is this just so that we can put a link, in the iCal appointment, to a file? I'm guessing it's the latter, but I am no longer sure.

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Ok.. this is how it would help..
Authored by: alexmathew on Jul 09, '04 01:59:00PM

Lets say you have a meeting at 1.00pm and you have a PDF/TXT file that has all the information for the meeting. You need to review the file at odd times to work on it further or just to look at it.

By this hint, you can link to the file and pull it up WHEN YOU NEED IT - not dictated by an ALARM - which you have to pre-determine to setup.

Got it ??
Its not the same as attaching a file to an ALARM.
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Ok.. this is how it would help..
Authored by: DavidRavenMoon on Jul 09, '04 04:30:12PM

So just leave yourself a note to say "read file 'so-and-so'"

I really doubt that the person who posted this hint just wanted to know where the file was. For all the work involved to have a link to the file, it's just silly... it's probably quicker to just look on your desktop, or where ever.

Also if it's important to review a file before a meeting, having the PDF file launch would be just as helpful. I leave myself notes like this all the time (using the alarm feature).



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Silly or not...
Authored by: alexmathew on Jul 12, '04 04:07:47PM

its useful for some people.
I cant believe you call hunting for a particular file/folder in your hard drive before a meeting a "simpler" solution when compared to having a direct link to the file/folder in your iCal.
When your scheduling meetings - its usually useful to have all the relevant facts in your event rather than have it pop-up during an alarm.

Again, "silly" or not ... this is a useful hint. I wish Apple wouold implement a direct method to do this.
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Silly or not...
Authored by: DavidRavenMoon on Jul 13, '04 02:09:41PM

I never "hunt" for files. I keep things well organized and always know where they are. :)



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Silly or not...
Authored by: agniagni on Sep 11, '05 01:01:26PM

I don't understand what the problem is with somebody wanting this feature. As an editor, every single event on my calendar relates to a file. I have files coming in that other people edit for me with the same or slightly different names, and since Mac offers the nice option to copy and paste files directly from a location like the desktop into mail, why not add the option to copy and paste files from, say, an email to the "note" space in the iCal event and from that note space back to another email, say, three days later, when my client needs the document that my editor sent back to me earlier in the week. All kinds of calendar applications have this feature. It's advantages are obvious. For example, why should I search through my email for a file that's been sent back to me with Apple's imperfect attachment search function which inevitably returns a bunch of emails I don't want. It's nice that people keep their files organized. So do I. However, anything that Apple can do to reduce repetitive (i.e., redundant) taks, should be done.



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Ok.. this is how it would help..
Authored by: osxpounder on Jul 13, '04 06:01:20PM

alexmatthew: thanks for the explanation; now I understand. This is a way to put the "url" field of an appointment to work for me as a link to any kind of file, whether it's on the web or on my HD. Correct me if I'm wrong.

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