Your handy Mac Calendar app allows you to add a map to any event. The map will show the ‘exact’ location of the event, perfect if like me you have absolutely no sense of direction and are forever getting lost.
In order to add a location Map to an event you either have to create a ‘new event’ or ‘edit’ an existing one. Bellow is a mini guide on how to quickly do both, just pay attention to the one that suits your needs…
Note: By default your Mac Calendar app will already have one calendar up and running for you to go ahead and personalise straight away. However there is the option to create multiple calendars, ideal if you wish to keep your work and social lives separate. If you have more than one calendar created in this app you first need to select the calendar you wish to save an event to.
How to Create a New Calendar Event in OS X Yosemite
1.) Click on the calendar you wish to add an event to. (If you have several calendars created you will see a list of them displayed in the first left hand column in the Mac calendar window).
2.) Next locate the date you wish to add the event to and click on it.
Tip: I think the best View style for this is ‘Day’. To activate this just click on the Day tab at the top of the Mac Calendar window.
3.) In Day view you will be presented with all the time slots of your chosen date. Simply double click on the one that is most appropriate to your event.
4.) A new blue event box will automatically appear.
5.) Double click on the blue box once more to edit.
6.) In the edit box that appears type in the title of your event i.e. Dinner out!
That is the basics for setting up an event in Mac calendar!
How to Edit an Existing Calendar Event in OS X Yosemite
Simply editing an event, perhaps altering the time of the occasion, changing the location or adding notes to it, is even easier than setting on up.
1.) Again click on the calendar that houses the event you wish to edit.
2.) Locate the date on which the event occurs.
3.) Double click on the event box, or title and a box will pop up displaying various option you can edit.
Adding Location Map to the Event on Mac Calendar…
1.) As described above, as soon as you double click on an event a new box will pop up displaying various details you can add to your event. Directly underneath the event title if an option marked ‘Add Location’.
2.) Click on the ‘add location’ option.
3.) Go ahead and type in the location of your event.
If the location is a business…
a.) If the location is a business such as a local hair dressers or a restaurant like Pizza Express, just type in the name into the location box.
b.) As you tap out these details your Mac calendar will cleverly search for the various addresses and locations. The results will be displayed in an drop down.
c.) Keep an eye on the results, if you spot the correct location simply click to select it.
d.) As soon as you select a suggested address a map of the specific location will automatically load and attach itself to your event.
If the location is an address…
a.) If the location is a just an address, perhaps you are having a friendly gathering at your friends house, just type in the address i.e. 6 Kensington Gardens London…
b.) Using the information you type in your Mac Calendar will automatically generate a location Map and attach it to your event.
Tip: The map attached to you event is only a small image, of you want to get a closer look and the location and surrounding area simply double click on the map and it will enlarge.
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