How do I mark a cancelled event in Calendar?

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  1. aajeevlin macrumors 6502a

    Mar 25, 2010
    Okay, so I googled this quite a bit and maybe I'm just not using the right keyboard. How do I cancel (not just delete) an event on calendar? I don't want the event to be deleted as in completely disappear, but I want it to indicate that it was cancelled. I know outlook has this function but I can't find that anywhere on calendar. Thanks for the help.
  2. James Craner macrumors 68000

    James Craner

    Sep 13, 2002
    Bristol, UK
    iCal does not have a cancel status, However there is a workaround. Create a new calendar (File>New Calendar)called Cancelled, and then right click on the event choose Get Info and move the event from your normal Calendar to your Cancelled Calendar.
  3. aajeevlin thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 25, 2010
    I see, thanks. I guess that's some what disappointing. Maybe I'll look into some what calendar.
  4. nefan65 macrumors 65816


    Apr 15, 2009
    Pretty much what James stated...create a new Calendar called Canceled.

    If it's a meeting request, or event that has gone out to others, you can delete it and a message is sent to others that it's been canceled. You cannot add notes to it, or the reason why. It just sends an email and removes it from the calendar.
  5. 2012Tony2012 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 2, 2012
  6. aajeevlin thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 25, 2010
    Thanks. Will look into it.
  7. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

    Mar 19, 2008
    Warrington, UK
    Edit the Event, inserting "Cancelled" into it?
  8. aajeevlin thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 25, 2010
    That's what I have been doing, it is a fine work around. But just doesn't feel streamline enough.

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