Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
IN THIS CHAPTER, YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO
▪ Schedule and change appointments.
▪ Schedule and change events.
▪ Schedule meetings.
▪ Respond to meeting requests.
▪ Display different views of a calendar.
You can use the Microsoft Outlook 2013 calendar to organize your daily activities and to
remind you of important tasks and events. If you’re a busy person and use the Outlook
calendar to its fullest potential, it might at times seem as though the calendar runs your
life—but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing! Using the calendar effectively can help you stay
organized, on time, and on task. You can schedule and track appointments, meetings, and
events, and block time as a reminder to yourself to take care of tasks. And because you can
also set up Outlook on your mobile device, you can be assured of having up-to-date
schedule information available wherever and whenever you need it.
If you have a Microsoft Exchange Server account, a calendar is part of that account. Some
Internet accounts will also have calendars as part of the profile. When you configure
Outlook to connect to a different type of account, Outlook connects to the calendar as well.
If you don’t have a calendar as part of your account, Outlook creates a blank calendar for
you. You can easily schedule appointments, events, and meetings on any Outlook calendar.
In this chapter, you’ll schedule an appointment and an event on your own calendar and
work with appointment options, including recurrence, reminders, and availability. You’ll
schedule a meeting with another person, and learn about responding to, updating, and
canceling meeting requests. Then you’ll experiment with different ways of viewing your
calendar to find the view that is most effective for your daily working style.
PRACTICE FILES You don’t need any practice files to complete the exercises in this chapter.