Terry posted a comment today in an earlier Hawk Wings post about the formal syntax for creating iCal events and to-dos with the Quicksilver iCal plugin. It was news to me; it might be to you too.
Although the iCal plugin does its best to parse the date, time and content from your text string, you can help it along.
The documentation for the Quicksilver iCal plugin sets out the correct syntax. For events, it expects your text to look like:
NB: Those long dashes are actually two hyphens.
Adding exclamation marks increases the priority of the to-do.
UPDATE: As Cooper points out in the comments, you need to enable Quicksilver’s advanced features option to make this work:
You will also find in the documentation some feature requests for the plugin that would be terrific, like the ability to mark to-dos done or add attendees.
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Tags: events, format, iCal, plugins, Productivity, quicksilver, syntax, to dos