Calendar - assigning colours to events?

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    Big Stevie

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    Is it possible to assign different colours for different events?

    For example, I have inputted all my work shifts onto Calendar and I would like to be able to use a colour scheme to differentiate between my day shifts, night shifts and days off at a glance.

    Thanks.
     
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  3. Big Stevie, Nov 25, 2012
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    Yes, well kind of. Currently all my entries are in blue, but I want to show my day shifts (8x6) in green, night shifts 6x2) in blue, days off (WL) in yellow and pay day in orange... etc.

    Do I need to create different calendars for each type of event? Heres a screen shot of a typical month in my Calendar..

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    Then assign a colour to it via editing the event or adding a new calendar (if the option is still there).

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    Thanks.

    When highlighting an event and clicking on edit > edit event I get the following box that doesnt seem to give me an option of editing the colour..

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    If I create a new calendar for my shifts, then wont I only be able to choose a colour for the whole calendar, and not individual events?
     
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    There is a color symbol under "Calendar", maybe add different calendars for different meanings then?
     
  7. Big Stevie, Nov 25, 2012
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    Thanks, your right there is a colour symbol next to where it says 'calendar' but it cant be changed. It just seems to be a colour that designates that its an iCloud calendar?

    I'll have a play around with creating new calendars. I guess I will have to delete my current events and then create a new calendar for day shifts, a new calendar for night shifts and so on... whilst assigning a different colour for each?

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    I think Ive cracked it by creating new calendars as you suggested for each of my different work shifts, and then assigning a colour to each calendar type.

    Ill continue doing some more editing and see how it goes:)

    Thank you.


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