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SK99 To-Do Dates Stop @ 12/31/05

SK99 To-Do Dates Stop @ 12/31/05

SK99 To-Do Dates Stop @ 12/31/05

I have read numerous posts regarding this problem but could not find any with a solution other than living with them all being red after the end of 2005.  Is there any hope that someone will release a patch for this?  I'd be willing to pay $20-$35 as I did for a patch to enable Q&A to run on XP.

RE: SK99 To-Do Dates Stop @ 12/31/05

Hi Frank,

Sorry, no known answer to the problem yet, but check out the thread "Support for an independant version of SideKick" and add to the debate!
If enough support/interest is shown, who knows, we may get something off the ground.


RE: SK99 To-Do Dates Stop @ 12/31/05

I would also be willing to pay for a patch to fix the date problem.

RE: SK99 To-Do Dates Stop @ 12/31/05

Dear All,
I quote jeffs email to me:
My sidekick calendar, (to do, goals, events lists) will not accept any 2006 dates.  It changes any 2006 date to 1998.  Is there a fix for this that you know of...

Short answer if you have Sidekick98 or 99 for the moment is no, a work around is to type the due date thus 2006-01-05 (which would be correct for today) at the very beginning of the SUBJECT TEXT BOX in the ToDo or Call.

Events and their alarms do work ok AFAIK.

Todos and calls are also showing a DAY after the DATE

If you wish to sort your ACTIVITIES list by Date Due then assuming you have inserted the date as I suggested you can click at the top of the DESCRIPTION column.

Hope this helps for the moment

RE: SK99 To-Do Dates Stop @ 12/31/05

I have a similar problem with Sidekick 2 - all sorts of funny dates appear when you try to set a due date - then you can't get rid of it and every time you try you lose part of the to do action - eg. if you have 'start school', it becomes 'tart school' and then when you try again it becomes 'art school' etc

RE: SK99 To-Do Dates Stop @ 12/31/05

There is a work around - sort of. This only works for Calls, not ToDo. Go figure.

I now use ToDo for long term tasks, and put the date (ie 060517) at the beginning of each line so it sorts by due date. I don't set the Due Date field at all so ToDos aren't all red. For calls you can do the same or you can keep reading.

I now use Calls for short term tasks. I have it set up as the major area of the screen and keep ToDos out of the way. You can move Calls, ToDos, Appointments around by changing
Cal.LB=To Do
in the file xxxxINIT.SKW

The work around is a bit tedious but it works for me on XP. You do the following:
Go to the day you want the Call to be due.
Add a Call.
Enter Call details then tick Due Date.
Very important - ignore the date showing, do not try to change it.
Click OK.
The Call will now be entered with the correct Due Date.
Cut and Paste the Call back to today.

If you do accidently try to change the Due Date then you have to cut and paste the Call back to the day it is due, untick Due Date, click OK, then set Due Date again as above etc etc.
If you want to change the Due Date you have to cut and paste etc. The only way to get the date you want is to edit the Call on the actual day.

As I said, it is tedious but for those Calls that you really want at the top of your list and red when overdue then this works.

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