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Adding an Event to Your Calendar Windows 8

Adding an event to any of your calendars is an easy task, too. However, you need to complete some information for the event to be created and saved. The Calendar app asks you to complete the following fields:

 WHEN You must fill in when the event is taking place.

 sTART You must fill in when the event starts.

How long Fill in the duration of the event. The default value is one hour, but if your event doesn't last for an hour, it is best to change the duration to the length of time you expect it to last.

Where In this field, you specify information about where the event takes place, bu you do not have to fill in this field.

Calendar Select the calendar on which you want this event to be saved.

HOW Often You can set the frequency of the event. It can be set to once, every day, every weekday, every week, every month, or every year.

REMINDER Set this for when you want to receive a reminder and for how long in advance of the event you want to be reminded. You can choose one of the following values: none, 5 minutes, 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 1 hour, 1 day, 18 hours, or 1 week.

STATus This field is for setting your status during the event and is shown to others who have access to your calendar data or in the Messaging app during the duration of the event. The default value is Busy. Other possible choices include Free, Tentative, Out of Office, or Working Elsewhere.

WHO Use this field to invite others to the event and share the event details. You can type the email addresses of the people you want to invite.

PRivATE This option is useful when your calendar is shared with others. If you set the event as private, other people can't view the details of this event.

ADD A TiTLE This field is for adding a name for the event. This field is at the top of the empty white space on the right side of the app window.

ADD A MEssAGE Use this field to add a message to share with the people you will invite or to add any information that is useful to you or others. This field is just beneath the title.

Adding an Event to Your Calendar Windows 8

To save the event, click the Save button on the top-right side of the window.

Adding an Event to Your Calendar Windows 8

If you have invited other people to the event, the Save button will change to a Send Invite button. Clicking it saves the event in your calendar and sends invitations to the people you specified in the Who field.

Adding an Event to Your Calendar Windows 8

In this exercise, you'll learn how to add a new event to your calendar. SET UP Open the Calendar app.

1 Right-click or swipe from the bottom edge to open a contextual menu at the bottom of the window.

Adding an Event to Your Calendar Windows 8

2 Click or tap the New button to open the event Details window.

Adding an Event to Your Calendar Windows 8

In the Details column, complete all the important fields with the relevant information: Where, When, Start, How Long, and then click or tap Show More to reveal the fields with other additional details to complete.

Adding an Event to Your Calendar Windows 8

4 Select the calendar on which the event is added and invite the people who need to attend (if any).

5 On the right side of the window, type a name for the event and any other important details.

6 Click or tap the Save or Send invite button, depending on whether you invited people to the event.

CLEAN UP Close the Calendar app.

The event you have created is added to your calendar and you will be reminded about it, depending on how you set the reminder.




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