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Get to know your Outlook Calendar

All day event in calendar and open event showing All day event check box

The Valentine's Day holiday is entered in this calendar as an all day event. If you double-click the entry in the calendar to see its details, you'll notice that the All day event check box is selected. Also notice that the Start time and End time values are dates only, not times.

It probably won't surprise you to learn that an all day event lets you note important events that last all day. An all day event does not occupy blocks of time in your calendar; instead, it appears in a banner at the top of the date you specify in the Calendar.

Use an all day event when you want to show an activity that occurs on a specific day without having it clutter up all of the time slots in your calendar. Here are some types of entry for which you might use an all day event:

  • A holiday.

For information about how to add regional holidays to your calendar all at once, see Add or remove holidays in your Calendar.

  • A recurring annual event such as a birthday or anniversary. (We'll talk about recurrence in the next lesson.)

For information about how to enter this type of event specifically, see the course Keep track of birthdays and anniversaries.

  • Other items that last all day, such as your own or someone else's vacation schedule.
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