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Managing a Calendar in Microsoft Outlook 2010

Adding an Appointment

An appointment in Outlook is an activity you enter for a specific time that, unlike a meeting, doesn’t typically involve other people or resources. When you schedule an appointment, you block out a day, a time, and a location for that appointment to occur. As mentioned earlier, Outlook also lets you set a reminder that flashes on your screen and plays a sound to alert you to the appointment. To learn how to set a reminder, see the task Working with Reminders.

Add an Appointment with the Menu

  1. Click the Calendar icon on the Navigation Pane.

  2. Select a block of time for the appointment.

  3. Click New Appointment on the Home tab.

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  4. Type a description of the appointment in the Subject box.

  5. Type the location of the appointment in the Location box.

  6. Click the down arrow to the right of the Start Time date, and select the day of the appointment.

  7. Click the down arrow to the right of the Start Time hour, and select the starting time of the appointment.

  8. Click the down arrow to the right of the End Time date, and select the ending day of the appointment if the appointment spans multiple days.

  9. Click the down arrow to the right of the End Time hour, and select the ending time of the appointment.

  10. Add notes if you want.

  11. Click the Save & Close button.

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Add an Appointment Right on the Calendar

  1. Click the Calendar icon on the Navigation pane.

  2. Click and drag to select a block of time for the appointment on the Calendar.

  3. Begin typing the Subject of the appointment, and the subject appears in the blocked-out space on the Calendar.

  4. Press Enter.

  5. Double-click the appointment to open the appointment form.

  6. Add the location, notes, and other information to the appointment.

  7. Click the Save & Close button.

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