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From: Dominic Surano <sk8ingdom@gmail.com>
To: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: How to specify birthdays?
Date: Mon, 12 May 2014 22:22:02 +0000 (UTC)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <loom.20140513T001847-887@post.gmane.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: 20140512214229.GB18283@raven.inka.de

Josef Wolf <jw <at> raven.inka.de> writes:

> Hello,
> I am trying to use org-mode for birthdays. I have tried those two entries:
> * Calendar
> ** Birthdays
> *** Somebody
>     SCHEDULED: <1970-05-20 Mo +1y>
> *** Somebody1
>  %%(org-anniversary 1970  5 20) Somebody1 is %d years old
> The first entry is shown in the agenda for the current day as:
>   Calendar:   Sched.358x:  Somebody
> I find this a bit strange. I want a reminder a couple of days before the
> event. But I don't want an everday reminder of how days have gone past the
> last event.
> The second entry doesn't appear at all in the agenda.
> Any ideas what I am missing here?

Make it a deadline instead of a SCHEDULED item and set it to the current 
year with the +1y modifier. That way it will only come up a few days before 
it's due.

* Calendar
** Birthdays
*** Somebody
    DEADLINE: <2014-05-12 Tue +1y>

  reply	other threads:[~2014-05-12 22:25 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2014-05-12 21:42 How to specify birthdays? Josef Wolf
2014-05-12 22:22 ` Dominic Surano [this message]
2014-05-13  1:40   ` Eric Abrahamsen
2014-05-13  7:24     ` Josef Wolf
2014-05-13  9:07       ` Eric Abrahamsen
2014-05-13 11:17         ` Josef Wolf
2014-05-13 13:32           ` Eric Abrahamsen
2014-05-13  7:07   ` Josef Wolf
2014-05-13 17:15     ` Nick Dokos
2014-05-12 22:54 ` Erik Iverson

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