Sending iCal invites to the many

Reader C wishes to communicate with several people at once. The initialed one writes:

Can I make iCal email an event to more than one user?

Sure. It wouldn’t be much of a calendar application if it couldn’t. It can do this in a couple of ways.

In Leopard’s version of iCal, just click on the event and press Command-E to edit it. Click the Add Attendees link and in the field that appears, type the name of a person you’d like to invite. If that person appears in Address Book (and has an email address), iCal will autofill the email address for you. If they aren’t in Address Book, just type the email address.

To enter another address, type a comma and type the new name (if they’re in Address Book) or address. Repeat as necessary. When you’ve finished entering addresses, press the Return key and then click the Send button. Mail will launch and your invitations will be sent to the addresses you entered in the Attendees field.

You can also add multiple attendees by dragging several selected contacts or a group directly from Address Book onto the Add Attendees link. This is useful when you want to quickly add all the members of your platoon, bridge club, or extended family.

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