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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:

Task Occurs Daily

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

Every <interval> weekdays
Task repeats after the specified interval in weekdays. ie. The task skips over 'weekend' days as defined in the Preferences.

Every weekday
Task repeats every weekday as defined in the Preferences. This is equivalent to “Every 1 weekdays”.

End after <interval> occurrences
Task stops repeating after the specified number of completions.


Task Occurs Weekly

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

Every <interval> weeks on <days of week>
Task repeats on the specified days of the week, after the specified interval in weeks.

End after <interval> occurrences
Task stops repeating after the specified number of completions.


Task Occurs Monthly

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

Day <1-31> of every <interval> months
Task repeats on the specified day of the month, after the specified interval in months.

The <first/second/third/fourth/fifth> <Monday-Sunday> of every <interval> month
Task repeats on the after the specified interval in days.

End after <interval> occurrences
Task stops repeating 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
Task stops repeating 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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