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Personal & Vacation Activity Durantions Keep Getting Changed

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Personal & Vacation Activity Durantions Keep Getting Changed

Something odd & annoying keeps happening with scheduled Personal Activities & Vacations - ACT! keeps amending them to 5 minutes!

 

Preferences set are:

  1. Personal Activities - 1 hour
  2. Vacations - 1 day
  3. To Do - 5 minutes

It's like ACT is changing anything under the To Do button into general 5 minute To Dos.

 

Any suggestions to avoid having to continuously correct my calendar?

 

Thanks.

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Re: Personal & Vacation Activity Durantions Keep Getting Changed

Hi TZAL,

To confirm the 'default' settings (Tools > Preferences > Calendar & Activities > Activity Preferences) for these activities are set as above?

And then when you try to schedule them, the duration is not automatically correct - am I understanding the issue correctly?
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Re: Personal & Vacation Activity Durantions Keep Getting Changed

Hi Jon

 

Yes, preferences are set as above.

 

When setting, the durations are correct. But after a period of time they change to 5 minutes.

 

The other issue that I forgot to mention is that an alarm appears too - even though not set nor default.

 

Calls, meetings etc appear to unaffected i.e. remain unchanged as originally set.

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Re: Personal & Vacation Activity Durantions Keep Getting Changed

Any ideas on this glitch?

 

ACT! hasn't changed any December Personal Activities since last post but some in Jan have changed again (to 5 minutes duration & an alarm has been added).

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Re: Personal & Vacation Activity Durantions Keep Getting Changed

PS

 

Just realised that Vacations are not being changed - just Personal Activities.

 

Hope that helps to narrow the problem down.

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Re: Personal & Vacation Activity Durantions Keep Getting Changed

PPS

 

 

I am syncing with Google Calendar and have noticed that personal Activities change post sync i.e. adds 0 minutes alarm and changes duration to 5 minutes.

 

However, they remain correct on Google Calendar!

 

Odd!

 

 

 

 

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Re: Personal & Vacation Activity Durantions Keep Getting Changed

That is strange, it certainly sounds like the activities are being modified by something like the sync.

If you go to Tools > Integrate with Google > Google Integration Preferences...

Under the synchronise calendar option hit advanced preferences - does everything look normal and correct? There's no reason to believe that they would change, but it certainly sounds like something is updating them after the fact.

Do you have any third party addins or other calendar synchronisations enabled?
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Re: Personal & Vacation Activity Durantions Keep Getting Changed

Hi Jon

 

Yes, all looks fine. Also preferences are set to keep the ACT activity, & delete the Google entry (1st 2 options).

 

Just deleted - synced - reinstated personal activities. They have remained OK so far.

 

But I had to do this (delete 7 reinstate) for a 2 week vacation - kept changing to 5 minutes.

 

Any way to stop it happening in future?

 

 

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Re: Personal & Vacation Activity Durantions Keep Getting Changed

Without knowing what's causing the issue, it's difficult to say - Google Integration can be a little temperamental at times, but I've never seen this particular behaviour.

If it's currently working you'll have to wait and see if/when it crops up again and we'll see if we can determine a pattern/underlying cause.
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Re: Personal & Vacation Activity Durantions Keep Getting Changed

The calendar has been stable for weeks until this week. Now some scheduled vacations are automatically changing from:

 

  • Medium, x days duration, no alarm

 

To: 

 

  • Medium, 5 minutes, 0 minutes alarm

 

Default for vacation is:

 

  • medium, 1 day, no alarm

 

I have 3 different vacations of different dates/timings over the next 2 months. 2 changed, one remained unaltered.

 

What should we do or where to start investigating?