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PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:12 pm 
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Again, not a huge issue, but whereas Calendar used to launch Microsoft Word and open a document attached to a monthly event, it no longer does. After repeated attempts by changing one thing or another, it refuses. One of things I tried was deleting the attachment and I instead pasted a valid address in the URL field. Also nothing.

If I could find the document (pref file, etc) that contained this event, I'd delete it and create another one like it. But because Calendar is part of the OS, I'm not going to arbitrarily messing around with anything,

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:39 pm 
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See of getting rid of that each extension cures it.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:15 pm 
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I hadn't heard of this ability of Calendar to open a file. From Googling says it's been around for years it seems; anyway I tried it out and nothing happened.
Then tried it out in another account and it worked. Then in the Admin account using Terminal I did the old housekeeping command;
sudo periodic daily weekly monthly
(you need to supply your Admin account password to effect this)
When that finished, logged out and returned to my normal account and created a new Calendar event and chose it to open a file, and at the set time it did! :o

So Mike, try running that Terminal command; might work for you too.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:10 am 
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Thanks, Roam. Interesting that you suggest that. In earlier days, when I was shutting the Mac down every night, I was concerned that those scripts weren't automatically running. So I was doing it manually and, at that time, Calendar was behaving normally and launching those attachments.

However, since that time, I've not only learned that, even if we shut down every night, the Mac will run those maintenance scripts as soon as it's able after startup. So I stopped running them manually, and I've also since updated to Sierra.

But I tried your suggestion anyway, hoping for the best, but Calendar ignored an attachment anyway. So I'm guessing it's a bug (and I now don't remember if I've reported it to Apple).

Thanks for the suggestion, though!

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