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19. October 2004

Outlook to iCal export
@ 10:17:27

phpicalendar [1] is a PHP tool that parses ics files. Norm Jones [2,3] wrote a script that converts Outlook calendar items to iCal files which are easy to spread among a group with phpicalendar:
The outlook2ical utility is a VB macro that can be used to export a set of appointments from an Outlook Calendar to the iCal format. The end result is a *.ics file. My motivation for developing this macro is that I am not happy with the "Save As Web Page" option in Outlook. The main problem is that it saves all appointments associated with an Outlook calendar. I would like to only export appointments of a selected category or categories. I also wanted to be able to view the exported calendar using PHP-iCalendar, which has a far superior appearance when viewed on the web.
[1] http://phpicalendar.sf.net
[2] http://www2.et.byu.edu/~njones/share/outlook2ical/
[3] http://phpicalendar.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=492

Update: Have a look at other tools: http://circle.ch/wiki/CalendarTools

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  1. Comment by CLM @ 2004-11-01 16:09:34:
    CLM’s Gravatar Thanks, I tried the outlook2ical VB Tool and it worked GREAT! I had 2007 calendar items in Outlook, tried moving to a web based calendar and found this to be the ultimate way. Dang MS doesn't want to support anything but their own propriatory format =P
  2. Comment by Urs @ 2004-11-01 20:05:15:
    Urs’s Gravatar You might also want to chech out Outport on http://outport.sourceforge.net.
  3. Comment by Richard @ 2005-07-29 12:15:24:
    Richard’s Gravatar I installed and ran the outlook2ical export macro yesterday. As I ran it, outlook warned me that a program was trying to access my address book. I have never seen that warning before (used outlook for several years!). I assumed this was in order.
    Because it didn't work exactly as I wished (Oracle couln't read the file .Ics file) I also, afterwards, downloaded an ran the "outport" program. It was from sourceforg and mentioned here. This program worked ok.
    However, now (since I ran these 2 programs), every few minutes I get an outlook warning that a program is accessing my address book. This occurs without any export tasks any longer in process. It sounds like a virus. Any comments?
  4. Comment by Urs @ 2005-07-29 22:09:50:
    Urs’s Gravatar I have not had such problems. You might want to uninstall both programms and then check out, if Outlook still comes with the warnings.

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