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I seem to be having problems with recurring dates. Firstly, I can't seem to add a "ev 2 weeks starting 25. oct" type of task. Secondly, there is a task from 95 days ago (with recurring dates) that doesn't seem to want to be marked 'complete'. I use FF7 at home and IE8 at work. No success at either. Thanks.


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David Trey  staff
Replied on Oct 24, 2011 - 17:25 UTC

Hello Paul,

unfortunately, "ev 2 weeks" is not a supported due date. Please use only due dates listed here:

In this case, you can use the following formula:

ev 14 days starting 25. oct

As for the second issue, please click on the task to edit it and post the exact due date you've entered for this task.

Best regards,

Replied on Oct 24, 2011 - 21:50 UTC

Hi David,

The troublesome task has the following due date:

"every month starting 21 jul"

Thanks again.

Replied on Oct 24, 2011 - 21:53 UTC

As you can see, my first problem seems to be intermittent. The recurring date format worked for the task that's giving me problems now, but I can't seem to add any new tasks with this type of due date (I've also tried "ev 2 days starting..." and that didn't work either). This is especially true in IE8.

David Trey  staff
Replied on Oct 25, 2011 - 05:31 UTC


unfortunately, "every month" is not a supported date format and that's what makes it impossible to mark this task as complete.

Please use the following format instead:

every 21

or, combined with a starting date:

every 21 starting 21. Jul 2011

Please note that if a task is supposed to start in the past, you have to attach the year otherwise Todoist will set it to the upcoming Jul 21st, 2012.

As for the other issue, please tell me - are you using a . (dot) after the day number in a date using "starting"? For example,

every 21 starting 21 Jul

may cause issues, but:

every 21 starting 21. Jul

should work fine even in IE8.

Best regards,