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Office 365 (Apple iCal/Calendar) - Create an Event (Mac OS 10.5-7) (Mac OS 10.8-9)

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This document explains how to create an event with Apple iCal (Mac OS 10.5-7) or Calendar (Mac OS 10.8-9) in Office 365.

Create an Event

There are several ways to create a new event

Create Quick Event [+]

  1. There are three ways to start Create Quick Event:
    • Click the Create Quick Event icon [+] at the top left of the iCal/Calendar window


    • From the File menu select New Event

      File - New Event menu selection

    • Press on your keyboard Cmd-N (command key plus letter N).
  2. A pop-up box will appear below the Create Quick Event icon [+] at the top left of the iCal/Calendar window.

    Quick event details

  3. In the window type the event title with optional time and date, e.g., 'Discuss product marketing today at 3:00pm', and press Return. iCal/Calendar will create a new event on the specified day at the specified time. After creation iCal/Calendar will open an Info pane showing the event details.

Click and Drag

  1. Open the calendar window and make sure you're in either the Day or Week view. Then click with your mouse, and drag downward for the desired period of time.
  2. A box will appear in the default calendar color with 'New Event' highlighted.

    Drag Event

  3. Type the event title and press Return.

    Event details

  4. The event with the title is created. To view and/or modify event details (including the calendar to which the event belongs), with the event selected, press Cmd-I or select Get Info from the Edit menu. iCal/Calendar will open the Info pane.

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Owner:Help Desk KB Team .Group:DoIT Help Desk
Created:2013-08-06 15:46 CDTUpdated:2019-03-01 21:52 CDT
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