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copy2calendar - Creating calendar entries

To create calendar entries using copy2calendar

  1. Select text containing appointment information. This can be done in any Windows application.
  2. Click the button Get selected text! on the copy2calendar toolbar:



    OR press the copy2calendar hotkey Ctrl-C twice .

copy2calendar gets the selected text from the source application, analyzes it for date and time strings and displays the suggested calendar entry in a confirmation dialog:


Click Create calendar entry to create the actual appointment object.

Click Show calendar at date if you want to open your calendar on the day of the appointment. This will not create a calendar entry.

NOTE! Show calendar at date is only available for Microsoft Outlook.

Your new calendar entry will be added at the appropriate date and time:


Source information

copy2calendar automatically adds information about the source from which the calendar entry was originally taken:

  • The name of the source Windows application (.exe program file name)
  • The title of the window from which the calendar entry was copied
  • The source web address (URL), if you are copying from Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox browsers

By default, copy2calendar adds this information to the body of the appointment object. You can deactivate each of these items in Settings - Calendar Entry.

Specifying a date range or a time span

If more than one string representing a date or time specification is found, copy2calendar will let you choose which string to use for creating the calendar entry.

You can also create a calendar entry for a date range or a time span (i.e., starting at the first and ending at the second date/time specified). To do so:

  • Click the Join button, OR
  • Hold down the CTRL key and click on the two items that represent the start and end time of the appointment:

Your new calendar entry will be added at the appropriate date and time:


Automatic recognition of time spans

If copy2calendar identifies a time span string ("from..…to" "till" "until") between the strings specifying the start and end times, it will automatically suggest a calendar entry with the respective start and end times:

Time span strings are recognized for all 13 languages supported. See Date and Time recognition (parser) for details.

No date/time information found

If no text representing a date or time specification is found, copy2calendar will ask you to manually add one: