Creating a recurring event

This article describes how to create a recurring event in a calendar. If you want to create a new event or task in general, please read the Creating a new event or task article.

This walk-through also assumes that you have already created a new calendar. If not, please read the Creating New Calendars article first.

Creating an event

  • Click the File menu at the top of the Thunderbird window, select the New submenu and select Event.
  • Fill in the Title, Location, Start and End fields.
  • Select the calendar that the event will be created for in the Calendar drop-down menu.
  • Select the repeat pattern from the Repeat drop-down menu.
  • If you selected Custom... for the repeat pattern, the Edit Recurrence window will appear.

The Edit recurrence window

  • In the Repeat drop-down menu select the basic frequency of this event (Daily, Weekly, Monthly or Annually).
  • In the Every text-box type in how often the frequency will be relevant. For example, for an event that takes place every other week choose Weekly and then 2.
  • If you choose a frequency of weekly or monthly you will be asked which days of the week or month the event will occur. Choose those that apply.
  • If this event will occur indefinitely put a dot in No end date.
  • If this event will only occur for a limited amount of time put a dot in either Create __ Appointment(s) or in Repeat until as applicable and fill in the corresponding fields.
  • Click on the OK button to close the Edit Recurrence window.
  • Click on the OK button to close out the final dialog and complete the event creation.

Congratulations, your recurring event should be setup correctly.


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