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Old 05-26-2008, 05:08 PM   #1
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How do I import an Outlook Calendar


I exported the Outlook calendar as a comma delimited .csv file. Then I attempted to import it into Kontact. But Kontact won't even consider it.

So I installed Evolution thinking it had a calendar and maybe it would import the .csv file. But I cannot find any hint of a calendar in Evolution. It appears to be email only. I know Evolution has a calendar because searches on it find people talking about the calendar in Evolution. Can anyone tell em where to find it ?

Next I tried installing the Lightening extension for Thunderbird. But instead of installing it like Firefox does, it downloaded an xpi file to my Downloads folder, then extracted the contents there to produce folders, (Chrome, Components, Defaults and JS) but did nothing with them, and left no hint what to do with them. Can someone tell me what to do with these folders ?

Or can someone tell me a better way to get the Outlook calendar imported ?
 
Old 05-26-2008, 06:00 PM   #2
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So I went back to the Thunderbird AddOns and found under Lightening a description of how to install it. It seems that when the AddOns dialog opens in Thunderbird showing now AddOns, you are supposed to click on Install.

Having done that I got a dialog explaining that it was not compatible with my verion of Thunderbird, because it is 64 bit.

I opened Outlook in another account, filled in the required email account information, and ended up with another email only Evolution. Of course if you do the same thing again you should expect the same result. Can someone suggest a different way to approach it ?
 
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So I installed the Lightning extension in a 32 bit VM. Now Thunderbird looks a lot more like Kontact, with not only a calendar but a task scheduler as well. But I can not find any way to import a calendar. The only Import option that I can find still has the three old standby's: Address Book, Mail and Settings. So does anyone know how to import a calendar into Lightening? Or a .csv file into any Linux calendar ?
 
Old 05-26-2008, 10:17 PM   #4
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PabloTwo on FedoraForum suggested I install Sunbird and use that to convert it. I found Sunbird on the Fedora repository with Yumex, installed it, imported the .csv file, exported it as a .ics file, and imorted the .ics file into Kontact.
 
  


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