How to create appointments in Outlook
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Create an appointment
In Calendar, click the Home tab.
Keyboard shortcut: To create an appointment, press Ctrl+Shift+A.
2. In the Subject box, type a description.
Tip: You can type specific words and phrases in the Start time and End time boxes instead of dates. For example, you can type Today, Tomorrow, New Year's Day, Two Weeks from Tomorrow, Three days before New Year's Day, and most holiday names.
Note: Adding a recurrence to an appointment changes the Appointment tab to say Appointment Series.
8. On the Appointment tab, in the Actions group, click Save & Close.
Tip: Double-click any blank area on the calendar grid to create a new appointment.
Change an appointment1) Open the appointment that you want to change.
2) Do one of the following:
Tip: In Calendar, you can drag the appointment to a different date. You also can edit the subject by clicking the description text, pressing F2, and then typing your changes.
Brief Explanation of the Difference Between an Event, an Appointment, and a Meeting in Microsoft Outlook.
A meeting is an appointment, but more. You reserve a period of time, invite people to, or reserve resources for a meeting. You can create and send meeting requests and reserve resources for face-to-face meetings or for online meetings, such as Microsoft Lync. When you create a meeting, you identify the people to invite and the resources to reserve and you pick a meeting time.
When you schedule an appointment it should be an activity that you schedule in your calendar that does not involve reserving resources or inviting other people. You may choose to use an appointment designation if you need to set aside some time to do research or set a recurring weekly or monthly appointment for yourself to prepare a report. You can also specify how your calendar looks to others by designating the time an appointment takes as “Free”,” Tentative”, “Busy” or “Out of Office”.
An event is an activity that lasts 24 hours or longer. Some examples of an event include a trade show, a life event, a vacation or a seminar. Usually, an event occurs once and can last for one day or several days. An annual event, such as a birthday or anniversary, occurs yearly on a specific date. Events and annual events do not occupy blocks of time in your calendar; instead they appear in banners.