Create additional calendars

Outlook lets you create multiple calendars to help you organize your meetings and appointments. For example, you can create a calendar for personal events that you keep separate from your work calendar.

Important   If you create a new calendar under your Exchange calendar, the new calendar will also sync with the Exchange server. However, if you create a meeting on the new Exchange calendar, responses to this meeting aren't tallied.

  1. At the bottom of the navigation pane, click Calendar  Calendar view button.

  2. In the navigation pane, select the calendar under which the new calendar will be saved.

    If you have multiple calendars, expand the My Calendars group, and then select a calendar. If you don't see the calendar that you want, collapse the categories list.

    If you don't see the calendar that you want, collapse the categories list.

    Calendar navigation pane, My Calendars

  3. On the Organize tab, click New Calendar.

    Calendar Organize tab, New Calendar

  4. In the navigation pane, type a name for the new calendar.


    • As an alternative to having multiple calendars, you can organize your events with categories. Not only are categorized events displayed in different colors in the calendar, category filters let you to show events only in the categories that you want.

    • You can hide all the events on a calendar by clearing the check box next to the calendar name in the navigation pane.

    • To delete a calendar that you create, click the calendar in the navigation pane, and then on the Edit menu, click Delete.

See also

Filter items by category

Change the calendar view

Add or remove holidays on your calendar

Applies To: Outlook for Mac 2011

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