You have a number of options for creating an appointment calendar, including on your cell phone, using online services, or purchasing contact management software. But if you have Microsoft Access installed on your computer, you may be able to create your own customer calendar using this program. The process is quick and simple when you use an Access template.
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Load Microsoft Access. Visit the Microsoft Office template Web page that lists all available templates you can use with the various Office programs. Sort through the Access section to find a database template for event or contact management that allows you to enter individual appointments (see Resources for an example).
Download the template to your computer (if you use Internet Explorer it will download automatically to your Access program as long as you have the proper Microsoft Office Template ActiveX control installed on your system).
Choose the option to create a new event or appointment. A dialogue box loads which allows you to enter information about your event.
Enter your appointment name, location, date, start time and ending time. Enter a description of what you plan to do at this appointment or what you need to successfully complete the task. Each event you create becomes a record in your Access database.
Tips and warnings
- You can also access some online templates directly from the Access program by choosing the option to create a new database.
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