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 This dialog allows you to define a variety of repeating patterns for your task, similar to Microsoft Outlook. ​ This dialog allows you to define a variety of repeating patterns for your task, similar to Microsoft Outlook. ​
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 +==== Task Occurs====
  
-Start by selecting a frequency ​of repetition from the radio-buttons on the left:+These options define the overall ​frequency ​at which your task repeats:\\
  
-=== Task Occurs Daily===+  * Once 
 +  * [[#​task_occurs_daily|Daily]] 
 +  * [[#​task_occurs_weekly|Weekly]] 
 +  * [[#​task_occurs_monthly|Monthly]] 
 +  * [[#​task_occurs_yearly|Yearly]]. 
 + 
 +----- 
 +====Task Occurs Daily====
 {{images:​screenshots:​recurring-daily-dialog.png}} {{images:​screenshots:​recurring-daily-dialog.png}}
  
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 **End after** ''<​interval>''​ **occurrences**\\ **End after** ''<​interval>''​ **occurrences**\\
 Task stops repeating after the specified number of completions. Task stops repeating after the specified number of completions.
 +
 +See below: [[#​calculate_next_occurrence|Calculate next occurrence]],​ [[#​when_i_complete_this_task|When I complete this task]]
  
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-=== Task Occurs Weekly===+====Task Occurs Weekly====
 {{images:​screenshots:​recurring-weekly-dialog.png}} {{images:​screenshots:​recurring-weekly-dialog.png}}
  
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 **End after** ''<​interval>''​ **occurrences**\\ **End after** ''<​interval>''​ **occurrences**\\
 Task stops repeating after the specified number of completions. Task stops repeating after the specified number of completions.
 +
 +See below: [[#​calculate_next_occurrence|Calculate next occurrence]],​ [[#​when_i_complete_this_task|When I complete this task]]
  
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-=== Task Occurs Monthly===+====Task Occurs Monthly====
 {{images:​screenshots:​recurring-monthly-dialog.png}} {{images:​screenshots:​recurring-monthly-dialog.png}}
  
-**Every <​interval>​ months**\\+**Every** ''​<​interval>​''​ **months**\\
 Task repeats after the specified interval in months. Task repeats after the specified interval in months.
  
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 Task repeats on the specified day of the month, after the specified interval in 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**\\ +**The** ''<​first/​second/​third/​fourth/​fifth>​ <​Monday-Sunday>''​ **of every** ''<​interval>''​ **months**\\ 
-Task repeats on the after the specified interval in days.+Task repeats on the specified day of the week, after the specified interval in months.
  
 **End after** ''<​interval>''​ **occurrences**\\ **End after** ''<​interval>''​ **occurrences**\\
 Task stops repeating after the specified number of completions. Task stops repeating after the specified number of completions.
 +
 +See below: [[#​calculate_next_occurrence|Calculate next occurrence]],​ [[#​when_i_complete_this_task|When I complete this task]]
  
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-=== Task Occurs Yearly===+====Task Occurs Yearly====
 {{images:​screenshots:​recurring-yearly-dialog.png}} {{images:​screenshots:​recurring-yearly-dialog.png}}
  
 **Every** ''<​interval>''​ **years**\\ **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.+Task repeats after the specified interval in years.
  
 **Every** ''<​January-December>​ <​1-31>''​\\ **Every** ''<​January-December>​ <​1-31>''​\\
- ... just like a typical calendar entry.+Task repeats on the specified day of the year, every year.
  
 **The** ''<​first/​second/​third/​fourth/​fifth>​ <​Monday-Sunday>''​ **of** ''<​January-December>''​\\ **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 Novemberand Mother'​s Day is held on the second Sunday of May in many countries such as Australia and Canada.+Task repeats ​on the specified ​day of the weekof the specified month of the yearevery year.
  
 **End after** ''<​interval>''​ **occurrences**\\ **End after** ''<​interval>''​ **occurrences**\\
 Task stops repeating after the specified number of completions. Task stops repeating after the specified number of completions.
 +
 +See below: [[#​calculate_next_occurrence|Calculate next occurrence]],​ [[#​when_i_complete_this_task|When I complete this task]]
  
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-==Common Settings==+====Calculate next occurrence==== 
 + 
 +**From Due Date**\\ 
 +This is the default option and should cover most of your needs. The task's new due date is calculated from its old due date regardless of when the task is actually completed. 
 + 
 +ie. Whether you complete the task early, late, or on-time, the next occurrence will always be the same. 
 + 
 +**From Completion Date**\\ 
 +The task's new due date is calculated from its completion date. 
 + 
 +eg. You had scheduled a monthly task to get a haircut but you were 2 weeks late on one occasion. 
 +Your next haircut would be scheduled a month from the date you actually received your haircut, not from the date you were scheduled to get it. 
 + 
 +**From Start Date**\\ 
 +The task's new due date is calculated from its current start date. 
 +----- 
 +====When I complete this task==== 
 + 
 +**Reuse the existing task**\\ 
 +This is the default. The existing task is reverted to an incomplete state:\\ 
 +  * Completion date is cleared 
 +  * Time Spent is cleared 
 +  * Percentage Completion is cleared 
 +  * Status is set to its default state 
 +  * Comments are cleared if **Preserve Comments** is not set 
 + 
 +If the task contains subtasks then these are also reverted to an incomplete state. 
 + 
 +**Create a new task**\\ 
 +A copy of the completed task is inserted below the existing task and is initialised to an incomplete state as above. 
 + 
 +If the task contains subtasks then these are also copied and initialised to an incomplete state.
  
-**Calculate next occurrence**\\ +Furthermoreany tasks which were dependent ​on the '​old'​ task are updated ​to reference ​the newly created task.
-from the Start DateCompletion 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**\\ +**Ask me what to do**\\ 
-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:\\ {{images:​screenshots:​recurring-ask-me-dialog.png}}+Displays ​the following dialog so you don't have to decide ahead of time:\\ 
 +{{images:​screenshots:​recurring-ask-me-dialog.png}}
  
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