How to add color to a day ical

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How to add color to a day ical
iCal allows different colours to be assigned for various types of events. (valentine's day calendar image by Wolszczak from Fotolia.com)

If you own or work on a Macintosh computer, you may opt to use iCal for organising all of your activities in one place. One feature of iCal is the ability to create separate calendars for different people or activities. For example you might want to have a calendar for work and a calendar for home. ICal automatically assigns a new colour to each different calendar that you create, and allows you to choose which calendar you want to use for any given event.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Computer with iCal installed

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Navigate with your mouse to the "iCal" icon located in your Mac dock. Click on the icon. Your iCal will appear in the window.

  2. 2

    Navigate your mouse to "File" and then click on "New Calendar." a new calendar option will appear to the left of your screen under any other created calendars. It will be named with the file name untitled and you will notice that a coloured square box is located next to the title.

  3. 3

    Move your mouse so it is hovering over the word "untitled." Click your mouse to highlight the word and then type in a title for that calendar. For instance, if you were working on a calendar for after-school activities, you would type in "after-school activities."

  4. 4

    Navigate your mouse to the "File" tab at the top of your screen. Highlight and click on "New Event." A coloured square will appear on your iCal for the current time and date.

  5. 5

    Point your mouse over the square and double click. A "New Event" screen will appear.

  6. 6

    Move your mouse over to the "New Event" screen and navigate down the screen to the "Calendar" option. Click to bring up a list of your calendars with their associated colours. Choose which calendar your want to use, which in this case would be "After School Activities." This will add a block of colour to your calendar in the appropriate date and time.

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