Q: How much does NetCal cost?
A: The Calendar program is free. If you want to share
calendars on a network, the cost is $10.00 per user and you
receive a unique NetCal-Key file to put on each of those
Q: What should I buy to use NetCal on one computer?
A: Nothing. NetCal is free if you are only using it on one
computer. However, if you want to receive the latest version on disk
and become a registered user of the program, you can still purchase a
single user registration for $10.00.
Q: What is the minimum number of NetCal-Key files I need to buy?
A: You need to buy one NetCal-Key file for each computer
that will be involved in sharing calendars. For example, if you have
three Macintoshes that will access calendars but you want to
store the calendars on a fourth Macintosh (e.g. your Macintosh
Server), you need to buy four key files. However, if you choose not
to dedicate a Macintosh as a calendar server, you would only need to
buy three key files. Note that you must buy a minimum of two key files
before sharing will work at all between two computers.
Q: Can I access calendars in other zones?
A: Yes, you can access calendars on up to four different zones.
To set-up access to other zones:
Quit Calendar, and re-open Calendar while holding the Option and Apple keys.
A dialog box will appear.
Type the names of the zones you need to access from Calendar exactly as
they appear in the Chooser. You must do this once for each user that
has Calendar and needs to access calendars in zones other than its own zone.
Q: Other users' calendars don't show up in my Open list?
A: Make sure your Macintosh and the Macintosh you are trying
to access both have the NetCal-Init and a unique NetCal-Key
file properly installed. You can verify that the NetCal-Init is working by selecting
Help from the Calendar menu, and the status of the NetCal-Init
will appear at the bottom of the window. See the Troubleshooting
section in the NetCal Documentation for more specific advice.
Q: The computer freezes right after I open Calendar?
A: One of your calendars is damaged. This is rare but could
happen if the computer was turned off or crashed while a calendar
was left open after changes were made to it. Look inside the System Folder
and NetCal Directory. Determine which calendar file is damaged by temporarily
removing each file from the NetCal Directory and opening the Calendar each time.
When the Calendar successfully opens, remove this calendar permanently.
Create a New Calendar from the Calendar menu to replace this damaged calendar.
You should be able to retrieve most of the data from the damaged calendar
file using the Import/Export Utility that is part of the NetCal download.
Q: Is there a way to export calendar entries to a text file?
A: Yes, the Import/Export Utility is part of the NetCal download or you can
download it separately.
See Troubleshooting in the NetCal Documentation file for
answers to more NetCal questions. The NetCal Documentation file is part of the NetCal