How to Import a CSV File to iCal

Written by peter thomas
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How to Import a CSV File to iCal
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Importing a CSV file of calendar information into iCal will allow you to keep multiple calendars up to date and synchronised. ICal does not support CSV importing by default, but there is a plugin available for this funcyion. iCalTextImport will allow you to export your CSV file using Microsoft Outlook, web calendars and other software and attempts to translate the file into a format readable by iCal.

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  • Mac computer
  • OS X
  • iCal

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  1. 1

    Download iCalTextImport from the link included in the Resources section.

  2. 2

    Drag the iCalTextImport utility to the Applications menu on your dock.

  3. 3

    Click "Applications," then click the iCalTextImport application.

  4. 4

    Drag your csv file into the iCalTextImport window from its location in Finder.

  5. 5

    Click convert to convert it to iCal's native format.

  6. 6

    Navigate to the location where you saved the converted file and double-click it to import it into iCal.

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