Another year, another schedule! I’ve created downloadable versions of ORANGE BOWL CHAMPION Georgia Tech’s 2015 football schedule that work with either Microsoft Outlook or Gmail and Apple devices.
Because game times vary depending on TV coverage, this schedule has the games starting at 8AM the day of and lists the game location instead of the network (“Bobby Dodd Stadium, Atlanta, GA”, instead of “ESPN”). A reminder is scheduled for 13:00 (1:00PM ET) the day before each game.
The schedule is available in two formats: the CSV format (Microsoft Outlook and Yahoo! Calendar) and the iCalendar format (Google Calendar and Apple devices). The CSV version is compatible with Microsoft Outlook 98 or later, and may work with apps that can import events from CSV files (it has only been tested with Outlook 2010). The iCal version of the schedule has not been tested at all. I used this handy tool to convert the CSV to iCal format. Both versions are included in the zip file; please be sure to import the right one after downloading!
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Outlook users may follow these simple instructions to import the schedule. Make sure to read the all the directions below before you begin, as there are some options you may wish to change before importing the calendar:
- Download the file to your desktop and unzip.
- For OUTLOOK 2007 and earlier: select “File” > “Import and Export” > “Import from another program or file”, then click “Next”. For OUTLOOK 2010: Select “File” > “Open” > “Import” > “Import from another program or file”, then click “Next”.
- Choose “Comma Separated Values (Windows)”, then click “Next”.
- Use the “Browse” button to select the CSV file you unzipped in step 1.
- On the next screen make sure to select “Calendar” as the destination then click “Next” and “Finish”.
DISABLING REMINDERS: If you wish to disable the reminders, open the CSV file and change the value of “reminder on/off” (column G) to FALSE for each game before you import the Calendar into Outlook.
CHANGING “SHOW TIME AS”: By default, the entries will display their time as “Free” on your calendar. If you wish to change this to something else, change the value of each entry in Column V (“Show Time As”) from FREE to “1? (Tentative), “2? (Busy), “3? (Free) or “4? (Out of the Office) – without the quotes.
TROUBLESHOOTING: If you try to import the schedule but don’t see any of the games listed in your calendar, shut Outlook down (open Task Manager to make sure that OUTLOOK.EXE is not running) and re-open Outlook and try the import again. If you’re still having problems, leave a comment below and I’ll try to help!