iCloud: Create events

Create events

After you create a calendar, it’s easy to add events, such as meetings or appointments, to it.

Add an event to a calendar

  1. Do one of the following:

    • On the calendar, double-click where you want the event to start.

      In day or week view, the event’s start time is the hour or half hour closest to where you clicked. In month view, the start time is 12:00 p.m. By default the duration is set to one hour.

    • Click the Add button at the bottom-right corner.

    • Click the Action pop-up menu in the sidebar, then choose New Event.

  2. Type a name and location for the event, then do any of the following:

    • Change the event’s date and time: Type in the fields. You can also drag an event up or down in a day, or from one day to another, and drag its bottom edge to lengthen or shorten its duration.

    • Change the event’s time zone: Click the “time zone” pop-up menu, then choose an option. The “time zone” pop-up menu appears if you turned on time zone support for iCloud Calendar. See Change your calendar’s time zone.

      • To choose a time zone that’s not listed, choose Other.

      • To keep the event from moving when you view a different time zone, choose Floating.

    • Make the meeting last the entire day: Select “all-day.”

    • Make the event a repeating event: Click the “repeat” pop-up menu, then choose an option.

    • Set an alert for the event: Click the “alert” pop-up menu, then choose an option.

    • Add people to the event: Type their email addresses in the “invitees” field.

    • Add an attachment to the event: Click Add File. For example, you might add a meeting agenda. If you share the calendar, participants have access to the attachment as well.

    • Add a note to the event: Type in the “note” field.

  3. Click OK.

Add an all-day or multiday event

  1. Do one of the following:

    • Create a new event: Double-click the calendar on the date you want the all-day or multiday event to start.

    • Change an already-existing event: Double-click it.

  2. Do either of the following:

    • Create an all-day event that lasts one full day: Select “all-day.” You might do this, for example, to indicate you’re taking a day off.

    • Create a multiday event: Select “all-day,” then specify start and end dates in the “from” and “to” fields.

    • Create a multiday event that doesn’t last all day every day: Create the event for the first day, then click the “repeat” and “end” pop-up menus and choose options that make the event occur on multiple days.

  3. Click OK.

Tip:   You can also convert an existing event to an all-day event by dragging it to the all-day row at the top of the calendar (in day or week view).
Last Modified: Oct 9, 2015

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