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Calendar I: Outlook calendar basics

Steps to create new appointment by clicking

Use an appointment when you know you'll be busy but no one else is involved. You might enter an appointment to block out time in your calendar for research on a project, for writing a report, or for running an errand on the way home from work.

One quick way to start an appointment (or any calendar entry, for that matter) is to rest the pointer over the desired time in Day view, click, and type the details. We've shown the steps to do this in the picture:

Callout 1 Rest the pointer over the desired time in your calendar and click.
Callout 2 Type the details.
Callout 3 Need more time for your appointment? Simply drag the handle to make the appointment longer.

You'll get a chance to create appointments (and meetings, events, and tasks) in the practice session at the end of this lesson.

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