Importing into iCal

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  1. Ariamus macrumors newbie

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    Hello all,

    I'm wondering if there is a simple way to import a text file format into iCal. I have a variety of operations that would become immensely easier to do if I could create a CSV file, for example, in Excel or Open Office and then just import that into iCal, rather than sit there and type each item individually.

    I have both event data and tasks that I need to do bulk imports for.

    I've searched high and low and most of what I find involves importing CSV into other applications and then exporting it to VCal files before finally bringing the data into iCal.

    There has to be a simpler way. I would appreciate any assistance provided.
     
  2. kfordham281 macrumors 6502

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  3. harv822 macrumors newbie

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    A program to create iCal entries from CSV

    I'm in a similar situation. I have a Casio PDA that's updated via a PC program, and an ancient version of Calendar Creator (actually two versions). I can create CSV entries from CC, so that would be a way to create an iCal calendar.

    Apparently, the program called iCalMaker seems to be able to do the job.

    Has anyone used it?

    It's described at versionTracker:

    http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/19598

    Reviews run the gamut from ecstatic to stupid whining. (3.6 stars of a possible 5)

    It's not cheap ($34.95), and its last update was in 2006. It also does not run in older versions of Mac OS.

    That said, it's much more flexible that what I'd use it for.
     

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