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Re: [O] How to specify birthdays?

From: Dominic Surano
Subject: Re: [O] How to specify birthdays?
Date: Mon, 12 May 2014 22:22:02 +0000 (UTC)
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Josef Wolf <jw <at> raven.inka.de> writes:

> Hello,
> I am trying to use org-mode for birthdays. I have tried those two entries:
> * Calendar
> ** Birthdays
> *** Somebody
>     SCHEDULED: <1970-05-20 Mo +1y>
> *** Somebody1
>  %%(org-anniversary 1970  5 20) Somebody1 is %d years old
> The first entry is shown in the agenda for the current day as:
>   Calendar:   Sched.358x:  Somebody
> I find this a bit strange. I want a reminder a couple of days before the
> event. But I don't want an everday reminder of how days have gone past the
> last event.
> The second entry doesn't appear at all in the agenda.
> Any ideas what I am missing here?

Make it a deadline instead of a SCHEDULED item and set it to the current 
year with the +1y modifier. That way it will only come up a few days before 
it's due.

* Calendar
** Birthdays
*** Somebody
    DEADLINE: <2014-05-12 Tue +1y>

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