4 Main Mac Calendar Views…
There are four main ways we can view our Mac Calendars and saved events: by day, by week and by year.
Day View –This is the default view setting that will greet you every time you open up your Mac Calendar. It is the most useful view point as it allows you to access and read all of your saved events and details.
The day view is split into three columns.
First column – Will show a list of your multiple calendars (if you have created more than one that is). There will also be a list of categories where you can search for specific events such as birthdays. At the bottom is a layout of the current month (click on a date in this section and the details of that day will popup).
Second column – The second column is dedicated to the entire day. It will show todays date, what day of the week it is as well as highlight any upcoming saved events and appointments. The day is broken up into hours.
Third column – The third column displays as small image of the month you are on. You can flick through the months by clicking on the little black arrow.
If you would like to see the events of a day in the future, click on a specific date within the Mac calendar and a list of that days events will show. The events will be listed in order of time. Like in a diary, you can enter events every hour if you wish, essential for appointments and handy to keep you on track with your day to day tasks. To read more about a certain saved events just click on it. Depending on how comprehensive you have been you will be able to see the assigned times, map of location and helpful addition notes attached to the event.
Weekly View –This will of course show the saved events and appointments you have coming up and scheduled in the weeks ahead. It is always a good idea to take glance at your weekly calendar view at least once a week, maybe every Sunday, just incase you need to urgently order something or prepare yourself to, i.e. buy an birthday gift, or finish of a work assignment.
When you look at your weekly view you will see the seven days of the week laid out and each ones hourly time slots. The red line is useful incase you do not have a clock around as it shows you where you are in your day.
The week you are currently on will be the first to show however scroll through horizontally to see the weeks in the entire year.
Monthly View – The monthly view depicts the same traditional calendar layout we are all accustomed to, listing every day of the month individually and which days of the week they belong to. This is a great way to see what exciting things you have planned, as well ad your cherished days off!
Flick through all twelve months of the year by scrolling downwards.
Yearly View – This is just fun way to take a quick glance at your year ahead, perhaps see how may weddings and family dinners you have to sit through. The yearly view is particularly useful to help you decide which dates you would like to books off work, for a holiday perhaps.
Unlike the others, your yearly Mac calendar view is static and will show every month, every week and every day of the current year at once.
How to Change Mac Calendar Views in OS X Yosemite
You can easily switch between these four viewing formats with just one simple click.
1.) In order to change and switch between the Mac calendar views you have to have your calendar application up and running. Locate your calendar app icon and click on it to boot it up. You will find the icon ready to go in your Mac dock or in the Launchpad.
2.) As soon as your Mac Calendar window appears you will notice that it is in the ‘daily view’ as this is the default setting.
3.) At the top of the Mac Calendar window are four clearly marked tabs – Day, Week, Month and Year.
4.) Using your cursor simply click on and select the view point you would to view. You can flick through them as many times as you like.
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