How do I use the AOL Calendar?

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How do I use the AOL Calendar?

Stay organized and connected with what's going on in your life and the lives of your friends and family with the help of your AOL Calendar. Using the AOL Calendar, you can:

  • Stay up-to-date with family and friends -- Share calendars and coordinate schedules.
  • Simplify event planning -- Organize and share events.
  • Receive automatic reminders -- Stay on top of important dates with reminders that can be sent to you anywhere on the Internet and on your cell phone.
  • Stay in sync -- Synchronize your AOL calendar with your PDA and Microsoft Outlook.

You can synchronize your AOL Calendar with your mobile device or with Microsoft Outlook. To learn how, check out our help article Sync AOL contacts and calendar with Microsoft Outlook.

FAQs


How do I access my AOL Calendar?

You can view your AOL Calendar using a web browser or through the AOL software.

To view your calendar, go to http://calendar.aol.com and sign in using your AOL Username and password.


How do I move around in the calendar using the Month, Week, and Day views?

You can display dates in the past or future month-by-month, week-by-week, or day-by-day; or you can jump directly to another month, week, or day.

To display the previous/next month, week, or day, in the upper left of the calendar, click the Month drop-down menu and then click Month, Week, or Day depending on the timespan you want to display.

2. To move to previous dates, click the left arrow next to the month at the top of the calendar. To advance to future dates, click the right arrow. Depending on the tab you selected, the calendar changes to display the next month, the next week, or the next day.


How do I set time zone and hours displayed?

AOL Calendar allows for the personalization of Time Zones and Daylight Savings settings as well as the start and end of your day if you are keeping a work calendar.

  • Time Zone -- Ensures that events and appointment times match your local time. For U.S. members, Daylight Saving Time adjustments are automatic. (Indiana residents see Notes below)
  • Day Start and End -- Determines the hours displayed on your calendar.

To set time zone and hours displayed:

1. In the upper right of your AOL Calendar window, click Options and then click Settings.

2. On the Calendar Settings page, next to Time Zone click the drop-down arrow, and then select your time zone.

3. Next to Display, click the My typical day is from and until drop-down menus to open them, and then select the hours that you wish to display.

4. When finished, click Save Settings.

Notes:

  • Indiana is one of two states that allows localized adoption of Daylight Saving Time. Most of the state remains on Eastern Standard Time (EST) and does not change. If you are in this category, click Settings, click the Time Zone drop-down menu, and then select Indiana.
  • Eleven counties in the northwest and southwest observe Central Daylight Time: Gibsone, Jasper, Lake, LaPorte, Newton, Porter, Posey, Spencer, Starke, Vanderburgh, and Warrick. If you live in one of these counties, click Settings, click the Time Zone drop-down, and then select Central Time.
  • Five counties in the southeast observe Eastern Daylight Time: Clark, Dearborn, Floyd, Harrison, and Ohio. If you live in one of these counties, click Settings, click the Time Zone drop-down menu, and then select Eastern Time.

How can I print my calendar?

To print your calendar:

1. Select the view of the calendar (Month, Week, or Day) that you wish to print.

2. At the top of the calendar, in the upper right, click the ACTION drop-down menu (the gear wheel icon) and then click Print.

3. You'll see a message that says "To print, select Print from this window's File menu." Click OK.

Note: If you're using a Mac, you'll find the print option on your web browser under File at the very top. If you're using a Windows PC, you'll find your web browsers Print option located in the upper right of your browser window (IE, Chrome) or in the upper left (FireFox).





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Last updated: 03-28-2013
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