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Managing a Calendar in Microsoft Outlook 2013

Adding and modifying events

In Outlook 2013, an event is an activity that runs for 24 hours or longer. An example of an event is a weeklong conference or seminar that you attend. Events display as banners at the top of the day and run from midnight to midnight, so they don’t take up blocks of time on the calendar. This display method leaves room in your calendar for you to show appointments or meetings that you might schedule during event days.

Add the event

  1. On the Home tab, in the Arrange group, click Work Week.

  2. On the calendar, select one or more days.

  3. Type the subject for the event.

Modify an event

  1. Double-click the event to open it.

  2. Change details of the event as needed.

  3. Choose a free/busy option.

  4. Click Save & Close.

  5. The selected days now show as Out Of Office (purple).