iCal; Location Always Gives Me an Exclamation Point (!)

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by HappyDude20, Oct 28, 2010.

  1. HappyDude20 macrumors 68020

    HappyDude20

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2008
    Location:
    Los Angeles, Ca
    #1
    I love iCal. In fact, I have it sync'd with my iPod Touch and iPad through Google's Calendar...

    I see Google Calendar as the middle man, kinda like the highway that connects all my 3 Apple devices (for free).

    But thats besides the point..

    Whenever I add an event, it's either through iCal on my MBP, iPod touch or iPad.

    But whenever I put in a location, it always gives me an exclamation point..whether I list something like, "USC" or "12945 Quinn Ave. Hollywood, Ca"

    I'd really appreciate some shedding of the light on the matter. :confused::p
     
  2. u49aa2 macrumors 6502a

    u49aa2

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2008
    Location:
    Between Heaven and Hell
    #2
    It only appears when you are editing or creating the event but as soon as you press done and the event is saved, the event should appear normal, including location
     
  3. HappyDude20 thread starter macrumors 68020

    HappyDude20

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2008
    Location:
    Los Angeles, Ca
    #3
    Unfortunately even with an event create a while ago that took place 10/1, it gives me the same exclamation point, including in the invitees pane:
     

    Attached Files:

  4. tillyb macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2010
    #4
    It means the item wasn't updated / synched

    I had the same question. Google led me to your post here, which doesn't really have an answer yet :)

    But then I found the answer here: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=iCal/3.0/en/symbls.html. Even though the info is for iCal 3, it still is relevant for ical 4.x as far as I can tell.

    For me, the exclamation mark goes away after a bit, when it's updated or synched to my iphone and laptop. I guess if there were problems with synchronization, the exclamation mark would remain.

    FWIW, I tried using gmail's calendar as a "highway" like you describe to synchronize all my iCals for free, but I always had trouble with that. Now I'm paying for mobileme, but really want to figure out how to use gmail's calendar just for synching iCal. I am not using mobileme for anything but ical synchronization, so it's pretty expensive for just that :-(

    Hope this helps you!
     
  5. HappyDude20 thread starter macrumors 68020

    HappyDude20

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2008
    Location:
    Los Angeles, Ca
    #5
    If I remember correctly this is how I went about using Gcal to sync all my iDevices.

    As for the "!" situation I think it could very well be caused by Gcal.

    I do see myself however getting MobileMe in the future when I have an iPhone for the tracking feature, and to keep all my devices in sync. Along with wanting to possibly finally use iWeb. :apple:
     

Share This Page