Outlook allows us to color-code calendar items so that we can quickly differentiate items in any calendar view.
The following video will show us how this is done.
Description of the video:
Outlook allows us to color code calendar items so that we have a visual indicator of an event's subject or relevance.
This feature is referred to as Outlook's Categories.
Let's categorize a calendar item now.
Begin by right clicking a calendar item.
In this contextual menu, point to Categorize and click All Categories.
The Color Categories dialog box appears, by default there are six color categories.
We can rename these or create new categories, let's rename one.
I'm going to change the name of the Yellow Category; click once on Yellow Category then click the Rename button.
A light gray box appears around Yellow Category, this is the indicator that the name is selected and can now be changed.
I'm going to type Personal Meeting and then press Enter.
The name Personal Meeting now appears next to the yellow square.
At this point I have changed the name of the Yellow Category but I have not yet assigned this name to the calendar event.
Click the checkbox next to Personal Meeting and click OK.
The Categories dialog box closes and the calendar item has yellow shading.
If we consistently use this category we will be able to quickly determine which calendar events are personal meetings and which are not.