iCal - multi day events span multi days in Month view

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by mr goosey, Apr 27, 2007.

  1. mr goosey macrumors member

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    #1
    Hi all,

    New Macbook user here, trying to organise iCal.

    If I have an event, starting on Friday, going on Saturday and and finishing Sunday, is it not possible to get this to show in the month view?

    I know it shows up in the weekly view, but it would be more helpful for me to have it up show up like this so I can get an overview of the month's forthcoming events.

    Or if it, are there any mods/addons etc that can enable this?

    thanks!
    MR G
     
  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    #2
    If something goes on for days I use an all-day event for that (maybe with an additional regular event for the start, though that's just a bad habit form back when I couldn't set the alarm precisely on all-day events), and all-day events show up nicely in Month view.
     
  3. KingCharlesII macrumors newbie

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    #3
    Embarrassingly for Apple, there is no solution to this...

    Hi Mr Goosey,

    This is a significant problem and is discussed in more depth here:

    http://discussions.apple.com/message.jspa?messageID=12373310

    I should warn, though, that all you'll get from reading the above is greater understanding of the fact that there is no way with iCal as it stands (v4.0.4) to get multiday event durations correctly to display in both month and week views. Either you put in the correct start and end times, so that the correct duration shows in week view but not month view, or you fudge it to show your event as 'all day', even on the start and end days, and then the event duration appears sort-of-correctly in the month view but wrongly in the week view. A significant disadvantage of the 'all-day' fudge means no-one knows when you're available on those days.

    Outlook gets this right, and has done so for years.

    So - Apple - how about fixing this?!

    Cheers
    KChII
     

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