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Default Reminders in Time Matters

A question that I am asked quite often at Time Matters Boot Campsis whether there can be a default set of reminders for a particular type of Event or ToDo.  The answer is “Yes.”  Why would you want to do this?  Well, there are a few reasons.  There is just a bit less typing every time you create that specific type of Event or ToDo.  You also gain some consistency in the way records are created.  Finally, you don’t forget to enter a reminder.

Default reminders can be set for a specific Event or ToDo with the Classification Code setup dialog.  If, for example, I want default reminders of 14 days, 7 days and 1 day for any deposition I schedule, the Event Classification Code Form would look like this.

Time Matters Default Reminders

Time Matters Default Reminders

 A couple of comments on this.  First, you may override the default reminders when you create the Event or ToDo.  Second, I have found that there is a limitation to the number of characters that can be in the default reminder.  I believe it is 24 characters.  For some reason, this limitation seems to be smaller than the number of characters you can actually type into the Reminder field on a form.

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