Multiple Google Calendars

creating multiple calendars

creating multiple calendars allows you to create a schedule for each family member, separate work and home appointments and view all or only the calendars you choose at any time.

This makes your calendar appear neater, and you can color code each calendar so that you can see at a glance which family member an appointment is scheduled for.

If you have just set up your Google calendar, chances are that you only have one calendar set up. You can quickly and easily set up additional calendars

On the left side of your Google Calendar window is a small box called, “My Calendars”

As you can see in the image below, I currently have three calendars. My main calendar, a meal planning calendar, and a task calendar.

For this lesson, I have decided that I want to add an exercise calendar. It would come in handy right about now to keep track of my physical therapy exercise schedule.

In the lower right corner of the “My Calendars” box is a link that says, “Create” Click on the “create” link to begin the process of setting up a new calendar.

Start out by filling in a name for your calendar, and a description if you think you need one.

you only need to fill in the location if you are planning to make the calendar public. The country and time zone should already be filled in for you, but you should check to make sure it is accurate. Google uses the time zone information to email you reminders.

The next section offers you the option to make your calendar public. Only select this option if you want anyone out there in cyberspace to see the appointments you enter in this calendar. I don’t think I want to share my exercises (or lack therof) with the rest of the world, so I am not going to check off this option.

You can also share your calendar with other people who also have a google calendar. Just enter their email address and specify if you want them to be able to see all your event details, just see if you are busy or free, or you can give them permission to add and edit events. This would be great for a family calendar, or company calendar.

When you are finished, click on “Create Calendar” at the bottom of the window. Your new calendar will now be listed in the “My Calendars” box.

As you can see in the image above, my fitness calendar is the same color as my tasks calendar. It will be easier to work with the different calendars if they are different colors, so let’s change the color of my fitness calendar to green.

Click on the drop down arrow next to “Fitness” and then click on the color green. Now, my fitness calendar is colored green.

Now, when you click on a date to create an appointment, you will be able to select from your calendars

Elizabeth

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