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How do I type "1-2" in Reminders without it disappearing and changing it to a time?
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Feb 26, 2013, 02:04 PM
 
I want to add a reminder to Reminders that says:

"2-3 more boxes (1-2 for office)"

but the "1-2" disappears, and Reminders forces it to change to

"2-3 more boxes ( for office)"
Today 1:00 PM


How do I type "1-2" in Reminders without it disappearing and changing it to a time?
I do not want to have to use words. This is really annoying.
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Feb 26, 2013, 06:57 PM
 
What happens if you put a space between the first parentheses and the 1-2?

(space1-2
     
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Feb 26, 2013, 10:43 PM
 
Same thing.

Adding and deleting it also does the same thing.
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Mar 1, 2013, 05:02 PM
 
How about adding an apostrophe? Like this '1-2

That is how excel denotes a comment not a number.
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Mar 1, 2013, 05:36 PM
 
maybe try a bracket instead of parens?
     
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Mar 7, 2013, 02:34 PM
 
Can you do an "undo" (e.g. Cmd+Z) to revert it? That works for autocorrect with other stuff...
     
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Mar 7, 2013, 04:37 PM
 
This is strange because you can not do this within Reminders on Mac
but can do exactly what you want on iPhone Reminders?
     
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Mar 19, 2013, 07:03 PM
 
Enter it as this: More boxes, 2-3.
     
   
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