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  • Dec 22 / 2014
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Create a repeating event on last day of each month on Google Calendar

There is no easy way to make an event repeating on last day of each month with Google Calendar. So here is a simple trick to pass through this and get an event repeating on the last day of each month.

Open a simple text editor with a new file (with Notepad for example, it’s efficient!) and write this in:

You will need to change these parameters:

  • DTSTART/DTEND: The date (start/end) of the first event
  • SUMMARY: The name of the event
  • DESCRIPTION: The description of the event
  • BYDAY: You can choose whether the last business day or not by letting/dropping the SU and SA entries (for Sunday and Saturday

Save the file as “calendar.ics” and close it.

Right now, to include this recurring event:

  1. Go on your Google Calendar page
  2. On the left panel, click on the arrow near  “Other Calendars” and click on “Import calendar
  3. You will be asked for a file, choose the one you’ve just created (calendar.ics)
  4. Choose also the calendar you want to use to add the entries (you can create a new calendar or use an existing one)
  5. Click on “Import

Your event will now appear on the last day of each month (28, 29, 30 or 31st) depending on the month!

  • Dec 07 / 2014
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Unsubscribe from birthdays calendar on Google Calendar

To unsubscribe from the Birthday’s calendar, here is the process:

  1. Click on the arrow in left panel besides Other calendars and choose Browser interesting calendards
  2. Go to the More tab
  3. On line Birthdays, click on Unsubscribe at the right of the ligne
  • Sep 24 / 2014
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Customize Google Agenda display (URL / HTML integration)

As you certainly know, it’s possible to easily integrate a Google Agenda to your website by using the steps described in Google support: https://support.google.com/calendar/answer/41207&hl=en

When you are integrating the agenda, several parameters can be configured directly using the graphical interface available through Google Agenda. But sometimes it can happen that some options are not available using GUI (like display mode or the ability to display an agenda using specific dates).

You will find here a brief summary of what parameters can be used for Agenda integration on a website:

Parameter

Description 

Values 

showTitle Show title 1/0 to display or not
showNav  Show navigation buttons 1/0 to display or not
showDate  Show date 1/0 to display or not
showPrint  Show print icons 1/0 to display or not
showTabs  Show tabs 1/0 to display or not
showCalendars  Show agendas list 1/0 to display or not
showTz  Show used timezone 1/0 to display or not
mode  Display mode WEEK/MONTH/AGENDA
wkst  Week starting 1 (Sunday) to 7 (saturday)
bgcolor  Background color HTML Color Code
color  Agenda color HTML Color Code
ctz  Timezone used Timezone name
dates Dates to display Dates to use (e.g. 20141110/20141116)

One these parameters known, you just have to configure your URL as wished by using the previous configuration options.

For example, if you’d like to integrate the France public holidays in “Week” mode for the week of November 11th, you could use:
https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=fr.french%23holiday%40group.v.calendar.google.com
&ctz=Europe/Paris&mode=WEEK&dates=20141110/20141116

  • Aug 08 / 2014
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Google Agenda synchronization is only working one-way (Computer to Phone)

It can happen that while you are creating an event on your computer, this one is correctly synchronized with your smartphone few minutes later. However, the contrary doesn’t work: you are trying to create an event on your smartphone, but this one never appears on your computer … frustrating!!

This is due to the fact that when you are creating this event on your phone (or your tablet), it’s not created on the right calendar.

Indeed, by default, most of manufacturers (Samsung, HTC, Sony, …) add their own calendar on smartphones and are enabling this agenda as the default agenda. This calendar is only existing in local on your phone and won’t be synchronized with your Google account.

When you are creating an event, you have to check that it’s added to your Google Agenda (linked to your account) and not to this local calendar. This choice can be performed through the combo list available at the top of the event creation page (see screenshot below, the blue box).

google-calendar-android

If you’re not doing this step, the event will so be inserted in the internal agenda (manufacturer calendar), and won’t be synchronized with your Google account.

Here you go 😉 !

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