Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Scheduling your main events
You can enter more than just appointments
in your calendar. You can also add events
by selecting the All Day Event check box in
the Appointment form, or you can begin by
clicking the New Items button and choosing All
Day Event. Then follow the same steps you use
to create an appointment. (Refer to the section
“Meetings Galore: Scheduling Appointments,”
earlier in this chapter.)
Events correspond to occurrences that
land on your calendar (such as business
trips or conferences) that last longer than
an appointment — and you can still enter
routine appointments that happen during
the event. For example, you can create an
event called 2013 Auto Show and then add
appointments to see General Motors at 9:00
a.m., Chrysler at noon, Ford at 3:00 p.m., and the
Ghost of Christmas Past at 5:00 p.m.
What days are most important to working people? The days when they don’t
have to work! Outlook can automatically add calendar entries for every major
holiday so that you don’t forget to take the day off. (As if you’d forget!) In
fact, Outlook can automatically add holidays from over 70 different countries
and several major religions. So if you have a yen (so to speak) to celebrate
Japanese Greenery Day, an urge to observe Estonian Independence Day, or
suddenly want to send a gift for Ataturk’s birthday, your Outlook calendar
can remind you to observe those monumental events.
To add holidays to your calendar, follow these steps:
1. Click the File tab.
2. Choose Options.
3. Click Calendar.
4. Click the Add Holidays button (under Calendar Options).
You see a list of nations and religions.
5. Click the holidays you want to add.
Think about it: If you promised that you’d only eat chocolate on holidays,
you can make just about every day of the year a holiday by adding enough
international celebrations to your calendar. It’s just a thought (yum).