Dear People, Id like to call upon your expertise to help me with a little project of mine. Me, together with all my colleagues, get our work-schedule every week drafted in a "very" ugly and quite unreadable .pfd file. what i would like to, is to somehow parse the usefull info from these files and put these events straight into iCal. because the pdf file is really stupid to read i can copy paste all the text and make it a plain text tile. which is easier to read. for starters id love to know where/how to start parsing the piece of text i pasted here. Code: Employee Name: last name, firstname Nominal Date Day Earliest Start Latest Stop Work General SCHHRS 07/23/2012 Mon 10:00 18:30 APIOS1 PREL_2 8:00 07/24/2012 Tue 11:30 20:00 APIOS1 PREL_2 8:00 07/26/2012 Thu 10:00 18:30 APIOS1 PREL_2 8:00 07/27/2012 Fri 10:00 18:30 APIOS1 PREL_2 8:00 what i would like is to make from this list 4 cal events on mon, tue, etc that start and end on the correct time. From there on i can build this bigger and maybe start using more calenders etc, we'll see. now im a total n00b when it comes to programming or scripting, so the easier the better. i have done tiny bits of applescripting in teh days, and a bit of "Automator action" Id like to hear good ways of making this possible. Any real help is welcome!