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Recurrence Options Dialog

(Menu Bar > Edit > Other Task Attributes > Edit Task Recurrence).

This dialog allows you to define a variety of repeating patterns for your task, similar to Microsoft Outlook.

Start by selecting a frequency of repetition from the radio-buttons on the left:

Note: What follows is part way through a rewrite

Task Occurs Daily

Every <interval> days
Task repeats after the specified interval in days.

Every <interval> weekdays
which is the same as above but factors in the weekend (according to your Preference settings). So a task for every 2 weekdays will trigger a recurrence for Friday and the next Tuesday, where every 2 days will go from Friday to Sunday and then to Tuesday.

Every weekday
Task repeats on each weekday (as defined in the Preferences). This is equivalent to “every 1 weekday”.

End after <interval> occurrences
Stops repeating the task after the specified number of completions.


Task Occurs Weekly

Every <interval> weeks
to set a reminder to do this task on the Due Date, and then every week (other week, third week, etc) from that date.

Every <interval> weeks on <days of week>
to ensure the task occurs on the same day or days. So for example, every 2 weeks on Monday and Friday.

End after <interval> occurrences
Stops repeating the task after the specified number of completions.


Task Occurs Monthly

Every <interval> months
to set a reminder to do this task on the Due Date, and then every month (other month, third month, etc) from that date. This is good for a quarterly operation that doesn't depend on a specific day.

Day <1-31> of every <interval> months
“ to ensure the task occurs on the same date of each month (other month, 6th month, etc). So for example, this task needs to be done on the 15th of the month, every 3 months.

The <first/second/third/fourth/fifth> <Monday-Sunday> of every <interval> month
(s)” to ensure the task occurs on the same day of each month (other month, 4th month, etc). So for example, this task needs to be done on the second Tuesday of every other (2) month. This could be for newsletters, or maybe group meetings that don't require a meeting every month. Some people find it easier to meet on consistent days rather than some date of the month which falls on different days.

End after <interval> occurrences
Stops repeating the task after the specified number of completions.


Task Occurs Yearly

Every <interval> years
“ to set a reminder to do this task on the Due Date, and then every year (other year, third year, etc) from that date. This is good for things like renewing licenses or warranties, or doing some kind of building maintenance every few years, or even birthdays, holidays, and anniversaries.

Every <January-December> <1-31>
… just like a typical calendar entry.

The <first/second/third/fourth/fifth> <Monday-Sunday> of <January-December>
” for events which occur on a specific day rather than a specific date. For example, in the USA, the Thanksgiving holiday is celebrated on the Fourth Thursday of November, and Mother's Day is held on the second Sunday of May in many countries such as Australia and Canada.

End after <interval> occurrences
Stops repeating the task after the specified number of completions.


Common Settings

Calculate next occurrence
from the Start Date, Completion Date, or Due Date. So for example, you get a reminder to start on Monday. The next reminder will come next Monday if you use the Start date. If you start on Monday and finish on Wednesday, and this is set to Completion date, then you'll get a reminder the following Wednesday.

When I complete this task
to Reuse the existing task if that makes sense for your purposes, or to Create a new task if you want to track each event separately. You can also set this to “Ask me what to do” to get the option on each recurrence. With that option set, when you complete a recurring task, you see the following dialog:


See also: Recurring (Repeating) Tasks for a more general discussion on recurring tasks.

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