You may be thinking “what on earth is the point in having more than one Mac calendar… that is just confusing right?!”
Well, creating more than one Mac Calendar can be very handy, especially if you like to keep your professional life separate from your private and social one.
For instance you may want to set up a Mac calendar solely for work purposes and use it to list all of your scheduled meetings and work related errands. Perhaps you need one for school to help and encourage you to revise for important exams and crucially stop you from turning up to an English literature test wearing a bloody Macbeth costume eek. You could set up a Mac calendar to list all of your loved ones birthday parties and gatherings, my sister-in-law has one just for wedding invitations, she has 12 to attend this year already! You may also need one for your kids activities and another for your social clubs and bingo nights, the possibilities are endless!
If you have a lot going on in your life and like to be organised and detailed in your events, then your days could end up looking comically long and awkward to print out… Another major benefit to embracing individual Mac calendars is that you can print them out separately and see exactly what’s what.
Who likes to mix work and play?
How to Add a New Mac Calendar
Adding a new Mac Calendar into the mix is very simple stuff, just follow the step-by-step guide bellow…
1) Open up your Mac Calendar. You will usually find the icon lurking in your Mac Doc on your desktop. If not you can either hunt it down using your spotlight search box in your toolbar or by browsing your launchpad.
2) Once inside your Mac Calendar application click on the File tab and from the drop down menu select New Calendar.
3) Or if you like to get fancy you can use the Mac keyboard shortcut + cmd + N (this only works if you have updated to OS X Yosemite system).
How to Personalise your Mac Calendars
This section isn’t just about letting your creative juices flow, if you have created multiple Mac Calendars then I suggest you personalise them a little to make them easier to identify, so you immediately know which one is which.
1) On the top of your Mac Calendar window you’ll see a toolbar and an option saying ‘Calendar’, please click this option.
2) Please select a calendar you wish to edit and personalise.
3) Right click on your trackpad whilst on the calendar you would like to change, this will make a menu of options pop up.
4) Click on the ‘Get Info’ option.
5) Now you can easily rename your calendar and even add or change an existing colour. Come on we all love an opportunity to personalise don’t we 😀
6) Did you know that you can also publish cMac Calendar online, so for example if a work colleagues needs details that can view your published calendar they were invited to view. So big and small businesses use iCalendar to keep their staff in the know.
7) To add someone to view your Mac calendar click the plus (+) sign and share. If will ask you for a name and an email address and you’re set to go.
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