Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
REALLY JUST AN EVENTS LIST
If you click View menu in the title breadcrumb, you’ll see that there are views for All Events and
Current Events. Because this is really an Events list, these views are not a surprise. If you select the
Event view, you’ll find that it is the Standard view for the list.
Notice that the toolset in the top ribbon bar changes back to List Tools and that the column
headers are Title, Location, Start Time, End Time, and All Day Events (for those items that are lagged
as All Day). There are also columns for Recurrence, whether the item has an attachment (such as
directions or itinerary), or whether it is associated with a meeting workspace.
You may have noticed that there is no means to change the Calendar view to display dates by
day, week, or month. This is because the option to do so has been moved to the Calendar ribbon
(rather than being a static part of the display). If you click the Calendar tab in the Calendar Tools
toolset in the top ribbon bar, you can see that, aside from the first few sections, it is basically a
List ribbon. The buttons (Day, Week, Month) to change how the dates in the calendar are viewed
are located at the beginning of the ribbon in the Scope section (Figure 6.45).
Because calendar items can stack up in the date squares, the calendar might show three or
four and then have an indicator that there are more events but they are collapsed. To expand
to see all of them or collapse events so only a few are listed on a date, use the buttons in the
Expand section of the Calendar ribbon.
THE CONVENIENCE OF ADDING AN EVENT IN CALENDAR VIEW
If you want to add an event while in Calendar view, you can use the New Event button in the Events
ribbon. But more easily, you can simply double-click the date for the event, opening a New Event box,
or you can move your mouse pointer over the date box and click the Add link that will show up. Another
trick is to first drag across and select several date boxes and then click Add to get a date range.