I have entries in my org file similar to:

* Birthdays
:CATEGORY: birthday
%%(org-anniversary 1981 1 2) Harry (%d)

What I would like is for these to appear in the agenda (say) 2 weeks before they're due, similar to how a deadline works.

Is that possible?

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    If I remember correctly, the agenda doesn't yet handle this form of date entry (which is frustrating). – Dan Apr 7 '16 at 12:37
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    I wrote up a modification a while back to programmatically have birthdays and holidays appear in the agenda view. emacs.stackexchange.com/questions/10871/… You could modify the code in the answer to create duplicate entries at any interval prior to the birthday or holiday, and you could also change the colors to differentiate them, and you could also add some text -- "this is your 2 week prior notice . . ." :) I won't have any spare time until after the tax deadline to play with it, but your welcome to give it a whirl. – lawlist Apr 7 '16 at 16:07
  • Phew, that's quite a chunk of code! I only wanted it for one particular date, so it seems a bit overkill, thanks anyway though, much appreciated – Dave F Apr 13 '16 at 10:33

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