How To Remember Birthdays and Anniversaries

The instructions for setting up birthdays and anniversaries are identical. We'll use birthdays as our example...


If you are not already in Pro Mode, switch to Pro Mode by choosing Pro Mode from the Settings menu.

Choose the New Birthday Memo Item command (from the Insert menu) to add an annual memo reminding you of a birthday of someone in your life. (For an anniversary, instead choose New Anniversary Memo Item.

Like other memo items, the birthday memo has no begin time and no duration.

When you create or edit a birthday memo item, TimeTo™ presents a special memo item properties window specifically for annual memo items.

In the Date field, specify the date of the birthday, in any year. (You can specify the year the person was born, as long as the date is not before 1986, as TimeTo™ cannot store dates early than 1986.)

If you wish TimeTo to keep track of which birthday is being celebrated, use the {Count Up} variable. For example, if you set the Date to this year's occurence of the birthday and this year is the 20th birthday, and then type the title as "John celebrates birthday {count up 20} today!", then on the date the title will appear in views as "John celebrates birthday 20 today!", next year it will show "John celebrates birthday 21 today!" and so on. Furthermore, since {Count Up} with a number counts from the Date, if you have set the Date field to the birthdate in the year of birth, then you can simply say {Count Up} in the title and TimeTo will correctly show the correct count automatically.

If you'd like a reminder every day for so many days in advance of the birthday ever year (to help remind you send a card or plan an event), click the Alarm button and then set Daily Reminders On Other Days to the number of days' warning you'd like.


Related Topics
New Birthday Memo Item
New Anniversary Memo Item

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