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    I use PocketMirror to synchronize custom fields in my handheld's Address book to Outlook's 'Birthday' and 'Anniversary' fields. That way, Outlook puts those days in the calendar which also syncs back to the handheld. I thought I was being pretty clever here but this setup (I think) creates duplicates of (only) those events.

    Does anyone else use this procedure? Do you experience the same problem? Any thoughts? I suspect that this is a side effect of the above setup that I'm going to have to live with but I'd love to hear otherwise.
    Mike
    I'd rather be upside down in my kayak than rightside up at my desk.
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    I just set this up and tried it out. While I'm not getting duplicates (at least not yet after 4 syncs ), there is the problem of the PalmOS not recognizing dates prior to 1970. Anyone with a birthday prior to that shows up as "32 occurences to date" (which isn't even correct because it should only be 31... apparently, it counts the first occurence in the total).

    Anyway, since DateBk4 supports showing birthday and anniversary totals by appending the year to the end of an entry (Mark's Birthday-1960), I'm going to stick with that for now. A little more work but at least it's accurate.
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    Hmm.... Maybe I get the dupes because I use this arrangement on two pc's. Yeah, now that I think about it, I'll bet that's it. Anyway, how do you get DB4 to append the year to a repeating event? I can't find that preference.

    BTW thanks for testing that and responding.
    Mike
    I'd rather be upside down in my kayak than rightside up at my desk.
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    Originally posted by Jupe
    Hmm.... Maybe I get the dupes because I use this arrangement on two pc's. Yeah, now that I think about it, I'll bet that's it. Anyway, how do you get DB4 to append the year to a repeating event? I can't find that preference.
    You have to manually put the year at the end of the description of the yearly repeating event such as a birthday or anniversary. Once you do that, and you clicking on the repeating event symbol, DB4 will tell you the number of years that event is at. For example, when I put a repeating event for my birthday, I put "My Birthday - 1983". When I click on the repeating event symbol in the datebook entry for it, I get a box that says "18 years."

    Jason
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    Originally posted by Jupe
    Maybe I get the dupes because I use this arrangement on two pc's.
    Outlook is probably creating the calendar events on each machine. Try disabling the mapping of the fields on one of them and deleting the events created. That way, the second PC won't create its own set of events. I bet this would work.
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    Originally posted by MarkEagle


    Outlook is probably creating the calendar events on each machine. Try disabling the mapping of the fields on one of them and deleting the events created. That way, the second PC won't create its own set of events. I bet this would work.
    Yeah, I'm gonna try it on Monday. Thanks for the input.
    Mike
    I'd rather be upside down in my kayak than rightside up at my desk.

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