Making Now X the primary source for contacts and events

Posted by: John Wallace

Making Now X the primary source for contacts and events - 03/06/09 11:31 AM

When you install Now X and begin syncing, the usual behavior is for Now X to first get all of the calendar and contact data in from The Truth before syncing its data out. That means that data entered in iCal and Address Book will be automatically imported into Now X. But what if you don't want that? What if you want the data in your Now Up-to-Date & Contact file to be imported into Now X and overwrite any data in Address Book and iCal?

To make the data in Now X overwrite data in Address Book, you can do the following:

1. Clear the Address Book database. You can either use the "Clear Address Book" button in the Now X Preferences panel at Sync -> Utilities -> Clear Address Book, or you can use the Clear Address Book script located in the /Applications/Now X/Extras folder. They both do the same thing.

2. Reset sync history. You can either use the "Reset Sync History" button in the Now X Preferences panel at Sync -> Utilities -> Clear Address Book, or you can use the Reset Sync History script located in the /Applications/Now X/Extras folder. They both do the same thing.

3. After installing and starting Now X, tell Now X to sync contacts using the File -> Sync Now -> Sync Contacts menu item.

At that point, Address Book and Sync history will be blank slates and the data from Now X will be synced into them. To do the same for iCal, use our corresponding iCal scripts.