Thursday, September 22, 2011

How to copy paste event in Google Calendar


As Google hasn't introduced a simple copy/paste option in its Calendar which would be indeed a quite useful feature, here's what you can do instead:

If you need to duplicate an event and you dont want to write its long name /description in the boxes just select
More actions/Duplicate event
Pick the date you want and click Save.
The event is now copied to a new day.




In the case you need to create multiple such events in your calendar a copy paste option would be actually quite useful, as you don't want to repeat this previous procedure N-times.
However, if the event is recurring on a regular basis here's what you can do:
Check: Repeat...
Then select how often the event will be repeated, e.g. once per week, or per 2 weeks...
Select when the event starts and when it ends, or you can specify the number of occurrences of the event.
Click done.
Still the simple copy/paste function would be great, Google!


23 comments:

  1. Nice, I was just rueing the lack of cut and paste, but duplicate is still better than typing it all again.

    Thanks!

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  2. Thank you soooo much, you just saved me a lot of time :D

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  3. Good tip Milos, thanks a lot. This saved me a lot of time!

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  4. Very cool. Any way to do this on an android device. I don't see that option.

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  5. To create multiple events without clicking around it might be simpler to import a csv file.
    Its a simple text file with ".csv" file extension using a common format. You can read about it here: http://support.google.com/calendar/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=45656

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  6. The absence of a simple copy and paste function is a significant deficiency in Google calendar. I am puzzled as to why this has not been fixed.

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  7. Better than cut/copy and paste would be an option to allow you to drag the event to a different place on the calendar, while maintaining the original event - maybe using the Shift or CTRL key.

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    1. You can drag events now. Just click and drag.

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    2. Exactly!! That´s what I need too. Yeah you can drag and drop, but JeffM is referring to copy by shift+click or CTRL+click and then drag. That IS what we need Google!!!

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    3. Yes, thats excatly what we need: use CTRL to drag and drop to copy an event

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  8. I really wish there was a simple copy and paste. I could finally stop using Outlook entirely. Until then, outlook is much faster with my scheduling. Now I usually just do a CSV or iCal import from Outlook.

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  9. Doesn't look like this function exists any more.

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  10. i was so excited when the first iphone came out, bought one and then found out i couldn't copy and paste!! i was furious and i never bought another iphone EVER, goodbye google cal !!

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  11. Your comment still helping 1.5 years on, thank you.
    Roy

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  12. Very helpful! Great time saver. thanks.

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