Make private calendar a public calendar

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Make private calendar a public calendar

Postby snlutz » Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:53 pm

I recognize that this is a bit off topic, but when trying to add a new calendar today for 2020, and make it private, I get the error: Warning: If you continue to change this calendar to private, you will not be able to make it public again. Is that normal? My first year as a stake clerk and I'm not sure how to 'publish' it to the stake once it is ready. Any advice?

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Re: Make private calendar a public calendar

Postby jdlessley » Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:52 pm

snlutz wrote:I recognize that this is a bit off topic, but ...

[moderator note: Because it was off topic it violates the Code of Conduct that says "Do not start a new topic in an existing thread; instead start a new thread." Therefore I split the post from the other thread.]
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Re: Make private calendar a public calendar

Postby russellhltn » Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:56 pm

Yes, it's a safety feature. It's to keep things like bishop's appointments from accidentally becoming public. (Apparently it's happened enough times that this was felt to be necessary.)

Generally, calendars are not done by years. If done that way, all the members would have to update their subscriptions to get the new calendar. I'd recommend simply adding events to the existing calendars and not worry about the fact they're visible to the membership.
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Re: Make private calendar a public calendar

Postby snlutz » Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:45 pm

Is there any way for a calendar that was public, and accidentally made private, to again be made public?

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Re: Make private calendar a public calendar

Postby CrockettDR » Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:41 pm

No, we don't have a way to turn it back to public. What you can do, is move your future events, an event at a time to a public calendar. So, if you are working on 2020 events, you could first do them on a private calendar and then move them when ready. I believe that works.

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Re: Make private calendar a public calendar

Postby snlutz » Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:04 pm

Do you have an easy way of moving from private to public? Copy and paste each field is time consuming so I was hoping for something easier? Thanks for your help.

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Re: Make private calendar a public calendar

Postby russellhltn » Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:13 pm

snlutz wrote:Do you have an easy way of moving from private to public? Copy and paste each field is time consuming so I was hoping for something easier?

Edit each event and change the calendar it's on.

You still have to touch each event (or each series of repeating events), but you're not having to copy field by field.

While it's still humbug, I'll bet that if you do it, you can get it done in about half an hour or so.
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Re: Make private calendar a public calendar

Postby snlutz » Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:20 pm

That does make it much easier - thank you for the idea. It would be nice if there were a keystroke for Save since I have to scrolldown to the bottom of the event editor. Unless you have a great suggestion for that as well?

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Re: Make private calendar a public calendar

Postby russellhltn » Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:26 pm

snlutz wrote:It would be nice if there were a keystroke for Save since I have to scrolldown to the bottom of the event editor. Unless you have a great suggestion for that as well?

None that I know of, but if your mouse has a scroll wheel, it's pretty easy to zip down there.

On a touch screen, I'd imagine a flick would do as well.
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Re: Make private calendar a public calendar

Postby snlutz » Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:01 pm

And is there something similar that you can suggest for easily copying 2019 entries to 2020?


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