iCal World - Calendar Hosting & Library

Office-style Printing for iCal by PocketMac


Add a CalendariCal NewsiCal HelpiCal TipsiCal FAQiCal WebsiteiCal Calendar Hosting

Announcements

We have put together the answers to questions asksed here at iCal World. If you don't see yours here,
Email Us and we'll get right back to you with the answer.

Q: WHERE ARE MY CALENDAR FILES STORED?

A: Mac OS 10.2 & 10.3: iCal calendars are stored in <hard drive>/Users/<your user name>/Library/Calendars.

A: Mac OS 10.4: iCal calendars are stored in <hard drive>/Users/<your user name>/Library/Application Support/iCal /Sources/Calendars. Once there you'll need to look in each (cryptically named) folder to find the icalendar file you're looking for.



Q: HOW DO I PUBLISH A CALENDAR TO ICAL WORLD USING ICAL'S "PUBLISH ON A WEBSERVER" FEATURE?

0. Launch the iCal Application.




1. Select the calendar you want to publish from the calendar list.
.
2. Select "Publish" from the calendar menu in the toolbar.
.
3. Choose the parts of the calendar you want the subscriber to have access to in the "Publish Calendar" window.

Publish Name: Enter the name that will be displayed in the subscriber's calendar list.

Publish Changes Automatically: Select this to automatically update your calendar on our servers 30 seconds after you complete a change.(Active internet connection required)

Publish Subjects and Notes: Select this to make your event subjects and notes available to subscribers. (Leave selected unless you are making a calendar with alarms only)

Publish Alarms: Select this to make your event alarms available to subscribers. (Subscribers have the option of removing alarms)

Publish To Do items: Select this to make your To Do items available to subscribers. (Subscriber has the option of removing To Do items)

Publish on .Mac: Select this if you are publishing your calendar to your .Mac account. (Available from apple.com for $99 a year)

Publish On A Web Server: Select this to publish your calendar to the iCal Wold servers.

URL: Enter your iCal World URL here that you received in the "Welcome to iCal world" email.

Login: Enter your iCal World user name here.

Password: Enter your iCal World password here.

Note: URL, Login, and Password are in the "Welcome to iCal world" email you received when you setup your account.

.
4. Click the "Publish" button.
When your calendar is successfully published a dialoge box appears with the URL people will use to subscribe to the calendar.

5. You can announce your calendar to people in your Address Book by clicking the "Send Mail" button. If you would like to announce it at a later time, Select "Send Publish Email" from the calendar menu in the toolbar. (To use other email applications like PowerMail, stop by our Tips Page.)





Q: HOW DO I SUBSCRIBE TO A CALENDAR?

1. Click on the calendar you would like to subscribe to in the iCal World calendar library.

2. iCal will automatically open and desplay the "Subscribe tp Calendar" window where you can set the details of your subscription.

Refresh: Select this to automatically update the subscribed calendar. Choose from Refresh every 15 minutes, every hour, every day, or every week. (If left unselected., you can manually refresh a calendar by selecting "Refresh" from the calendar menu in the the menubar.)

Remove Alarms: Select this to remove all event alarms that may be in the calendar.

Publish To Do items: Select this to remove all event To Do items that may be in the calendar.

3. Click the "Subscribe" button.
Your caledar has now been added to your calendar list.

For iCal World's SecureCal™ Hosting Users

Advances Options: Select this to subscribe to an
iCal World SecureCal calendar.

Needs Authentication: Select this to activate the Login and Password fields.

Login: Enter your iCal World user name here.

Password: Enter your iCal World password here.

Note: Login, and Password are in the "Welcome to iCal world" email you received when you setup your account.


.




Q: CAN MULTIPLE USERS EDIT THE SAME ICAL CALENDAR?

A: iCal is a single user application, but if you need multiple users to edit the same caledar, there is a solution. The remote user will have to log-in to the Mac which has the calendar on it from their Mac or Windows computer with Netopia's Timbuktu. Once logged in, the remote user can open iCal and edit the calendar.




Q: HOW CAN I VIEW MY PUBLISHED CALENDARS WHEN I'VE LOGGED IN TO THE .MAC WEBSITE?

A: The .Mac home page does not have a link to your published calendars, so you will need to put a link to the html version of your calendars in Safari's bookmarks or Address Book. When using the Address Book solution, create a card with "A Calendar" in the "last name" field (this will put it at the top of your Address Book), then put the html link to your calendar in the "URL" field.

Now when you open Address Book in .Mac your calendar link will be at the top of the list.




Q: CAN I DUPLICATE AN EVENT OR TODO?

A: Mac OS 10.3 or earlier: No.

A: Mac OS 10.4: To duplicate an event, hold down the "Option" key and drag the event to a new date.

To duplicate a ToDo, hold down the "Option" key and drag the ToDo to a blank area in the ToDo list.




Q: CAN I CHANGE AN EVENT INTO A TODO OR A TODO INTO AN EVENT?

A: Mac OS 10.3 or earlier: No.

A: Mac OS 10.4: To change an event into a ToDo, hold down the "Option" key and drag it into the ToDo list.

To change a ToDo into an event, hold down the "Option" key and drag it onto the the date of your choice.




Q: CAN ICAL'S FONT OR FONT COLOR BE CHANGED?

A: No.



Office-style Printing for iCal by PocketMac


The guys at Trans International are great and we're proud to call them our friends.

. = Click to View Web Version of Calendar.... = Link to Calendar's Primary Web Site... = Download Only - Non-Subscribable
Note: Double check your calendars! Nobody's perfect, so don't be surprised if you find a calendar with a mistake or two.

Home | Add a Calendar | Calendar Hosting | News | Help | Tips | FAQ | Advertising | Contact Us