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5/27/09
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pbansen

Google calendar - repeating events on "last Tuesday" each month

Is it possible to add an option for repeating events based on day of week, only instead of limiting the options to the "1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th" occurrence of that day of the week in a month, allow a user to specify the "last Tuesday", "last Friday" of the month?

If this is possible, I haven't yet figured out how to do it.  Specifying 'every fifth' Tuesday doesn't always work, for example.

Thank you!
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DLW
5/28/09
DLW
This has been discussed before. The only way I've seen is to create an event on a 5th Tuesday. When you then set the event to repeat, it will repeat on the last Tuesday. You may have to go back to the most recent month that had a 5th tuesday to make it work.

HTH,

D
5/28/09
Original Poster
pbansen
Thanks! That suggestion seems to work. 

To make the repeat function correctly (i.e. be specified as taking place monthly on the LAST Tuesday, Monday, whatever), the event has to be created on a "fifth" Tuesday (or Monday) of a given month.  The option to have the event take place on the "last Tuesday of each month" then becomes available.  If you try to create the first event of the series on the fourth Tuesday of a month (even if the fourth Tuesday is the last Tuesday of that particular month) you're not presented with the "last Tuesday of each month" option.

Thanks a lot for that insight!

It's kind of a quirky work-around - and maybe it'll be corrected - but it works for now.
Kathlin409
7/11/09
Kathlin409
I tried that and I don't have that option. I need to have something recur every second and fourth friday of the month.  I tried to set it up as suggested but it only offers to allow recurring every two weeks. (or 3, 4, 5, etc. weeks).
 
Other than setting it EVERY month, any other suggestions?
 
Thanks.
DLW
7/11/09
DLW
You need to create two events. The first will occur on the second Friday and the second will occur on the 4th Friday. Set both to repeat monthly.

HTH,

D
7/11/09
Original Poster
pbansen
That's the answer.  I do a firefighter shift schedule that way - we work 48 hours on, 96 off - so I set the events to repeat every six days and have two events on consecutive days for "A" shift, then two on consecutive days for "B" shift and two on consecutive days for "C" shift.  Works fine.
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compo
1/12/15
compo
Why in the name of all things simple and coding, can't they just make a better customization rule and allow several rules per event. I have several events that repeat only on certain days, I don't want to add them weekly or monthly or even in a shed load of days. I want a repeat option on an event with every day/week/month/year customization options, plus an add rule option.

I have events that repeat every first and third Wed and every second and fourth Thursday. to mention only two. doing the every two weeks options does not work.

This would be a simple fix that really helps loads of people and would make Google Cal the best. these customization's need to be available across all devices
 
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