Birthdays from Contacts

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by sammyman, May 16, 2005.

  1. sammyman macrumors 6502a

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    One of my favorite things when I used to use pc was birthdays from my contacts in Outlook would show up on the calender. It was a great reminder for me. Is there any way to make peoples birthdays show up from macs contacts as a reminder. Like a pop-up or a widget or anything? I always need to be reminded.
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    In Tiger, you can have iCal grab all your birthdays from the Address Book and import them as a separate calendar. Alternatively, if you don't have Tiger, try this or this.
     
  3. sammyman thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    You mean from the automater? Or how do you grab them?
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    It's in the iCal preferences. You've just gotta tick a box from memory.
     
  5. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    its iCal->Preferences->Show Birthdays Calendar
     
  6. DJY macrumors 6502a

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    Under Panther I grabbed BirthdayCal which imported them all very nicely!

    Am still playing with all the changes in Tiger... but do have Birthdays as a separate Calendar. If only now we could publish multiple calendars on .Mac securely (overlapping each other) like we see them in iCal!

    When I did check the preference in iCal (Tiger) though it did make a new Birthday calendar ( so I had to manually delete the BirthdayCal (plugin) that I had under Panther.
     

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