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FAILS TO POPULATE EVENT TIME when Selecting Text from a Gmail doctor's appt

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" Select the text on any page like "...dinner Aug 26th at 3:30pm..." and right click to add it automatically for that date!

••• This never works. Selecting text from a Gmail Msg creates a Cal event YES— but doesn't populate the TIME of event, making it a waste of time & requiring more manual entry than just Copying to clipboard and creating the event yourself. ••• If it works for others, what's wrong that it won't pick-up the time and location elements of email?


  • edited October 2018
    I just did it using the very text you posted here and it worked perfectly. You  may want to provide more information about your system like browser version and system information. I'm on Firefox 63 Windows 10 and it worked flawlessly. Oh, and I sent it to myself in gmail then did it from the received email. So yeah, it works on my system.
  • Hi ChrisM, thanks for your reply. The text you just tried it on is plain text so i have no doubt that it worked perfectly. But my use case was HTML email, pretty heavily formatted, and it did not work for me. Then again, it didn't work for another extension called "Send to calendar" either. Maybe it's a conflict with other extensions I use... ATM i don't have the time to troubleshoot it. But thank you again for your reply. Oh--- so should it work on an email similar to the kind seen in this screenshot?

  • I also confirm that it works, as I just selected the time in your first thread and it was added to that time.
  • Jason, thanks, may I ask from looking at the screenshot I posted above, does a formatted email like shown generally speaking work fine? If so, if you had to guess would my problem likely be from some other extension conflict — such as a Gmail "Send later" type thing?
  • So parsing text is a complicated feat, given the many nuances and different languages themselves. You could try disabling extension if you think they conflict, but if the issue is just a mistake in the actual parsing and not a complete function blocking then it's just the parsing fault.
  • Thanks Jason, that was very helpful and exactly what I needed. I'm sure parsing is indeed incredibly difficult with all the variables at play. In a few days I will do the correct kind of troubleshooting, disabling bunch of extensions, seeing if that was the snag.  But it's also helpful to know that it is at least possible that the snag could be in the specifics of how KP.org (sender) codes their emails. Sorry, I shouldn't have started my thread with "fails to populate event time". 
  • I would just copy the text from HTML emails, then use the red button in Checker and paste the text directly into the quick add field. Should work fine.
  • Hi Richard would you mind updating the review to reflect your latest comments. https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/checker-plus-for-google-c/hkhggnncdpfibdhinjiegagmopldibha/reviews
  • Hi Jason, I have just updated it. ... Q: Is there actually a way to UPDATE a review and change the star rating? I couldn't find any edit button, so I could only Reply-Comment. Thanks for your active help!
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