Can you tell I've been playing with the calendar all morning?! I've have just entered a recurring event but I must have done something wrong in the settings as it's not recurring as I would like it too. I can edit the events and change timings, description etc. but I can't see how I change the recurring settings. Anyone know?
Yes, I'm afraid that although you can change the time and details and select "Apply to all events" - there's no way to edit all the recurrance intervals of an existing event. You need to delete and then recreate it.
Not ideal, and I'll add this as a feature request too!
No worries. I've just noticed as well that when you choose a repeat option "Same (Monday) of the month" it can cause a problem if the month happens to have five Mondays. There is no way to differentiate between last Monday of the month and 4th Monday of the month. I hope that makes sense.
Ah yeah, that's a bit of a pain. It counts forward the number of Mondays from the start of the month, so as you say this can have strange affects if you want to always get the last one in the month, as there aren't always the same number.
It would be possible to have an option of "last <chosen day> of the month" if that's likely to be widely useful for lots of people.
I think that "same <day> of the month counted from the end" would be too confusing an option for anyone to understand? :-)
Is there any timetable for fixing this please? As well as the long standing problem of the Church doing Fifth Sunday events, the newly formed DSL Walkers meet on Last Thursdays. It is still impossible to make a repeating event for Last Thursdays etc, so each walk has to be a separate, once only, event. Frustrating!
Sorry - this never really became important enough for enough sites (well, paying clients!) for us to implement it.
Voice development and hosting is funded by clients who pay to use the platform - such as Surrey Community. So development tends to be focussed only on those areas that our clients feel are most beneficial to their users.
So, for the foreseeable future, I'm afraid you're stuck with manually creating the events for the last Thursday of each month.
Joe - Voice Admin
I'm just reviving this thread to see if there are any other organisations that would like to see an update to the recurring events on the calendar.
My biggest problem is that we run events on the last Monday of the month (for example) but I can only choose to recur events on the say Monday of the month with no way to differentiate between the 4th Monday of the month or the last Monday of the month. This means I have to manually find the month's with five Mondays and amend them.
Other things that might be useful:
- The removal of the end date so that things can recur indefinitely.
- The ability to delete recurring events from a point forwards but leave the ones before that point.
- or the ability to amend the recurring details to add an end date or fix a mistake.
I feel as though this will be a much welcome update fr the calendar, as it is a much needed feature i can see me using quite frequently.
I've noted these, though one point here is that events could never recur indefinitely because the system adds all the future events in to the calendar immediately when you create the recurrence. And adding an infinite number of events would take too long :-)
The last <weekday> of month feature has been mentioned before and I agree that this would be the most useful addition of the ones you mention. The others can be worked around (with a bit of faff perhaps) but finding all future months with five Mondays is a task better left to computers I think!