How to change the calendar color in outlook?
When you create a new calendar, Microsoft Outlook will add a background color for this new calendar randomly, which may be not your favorite. Besides, a different background color may make a calendar more attractive. Here we will talk about how to change a calendar’s color in Microsoft Outlook easily.
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There are a couple of ways to change a calendar’s color in Microsoft Outlook 2010 and 2013.
Method A: Change the calendar color with right-clicking
Microsoft Outlook provides us with the Color feature in the right-clicking menu, so that you can change a calendar’s color with right-clicking quickly.
Firstly, shift to the Calendar view, and right click a calendar name that you will change its color.
And then click the Color in the right-clicking menu, and select a new color in the following menu.
The right-clicking method will help you change a calendar’s color rapidly.
Method B: Change the calendar color with the Color feature
Normally you may be used to using buttons in the ribbon. And this method will guide you to change a calendar’s color with the Color feature in Ribbon easily.
Step 1: Shift to the Calendar view, and select a calendar that you will change its showing color.
Step 2: Go to the Color group on the View tab, and click the Color button, and then select a new color in the drop down menu. See the following screen shot:
It seems Microsoft Outlook 2007 does not suggest users to change their calendars’ color, because you cannot find out the Color feature neither in the right-clicking menu nor in the Ribbon. Actually you can only change the color of default calendar in Microsoft Outlook 2007.
Step 1: Click the Tools > Options to open the Options dialog box.
Step 2: In the Options dialog box, please click the Calendar Options button on the Preferences tab.
Step 3: In the Calendar Options dialog box, please click the Default color box, and select a new color for the default calendar in your Microsoft Outlook 2007.
Step 4: Click all OK buttons in each dialog box.
Please note that this method only changes the default calendar’s color.
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To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 8 months agoI have 2007. Went to do what you said for the calendars. Didn't work at first but there is a box to check to make all calendars the same color. Tried once, no change, tried pink, it all changed, tried blue, it all changed. Now I'm happy.
To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 1 years agoI know this is a response to an old post, but @WordPefect Refugee, you are wrong. Method B works for Outlook 2013. I just did it. I suspect several of the other methods would work as well as they are other ways to see the same settings. I know MS Products have their shortcomings, but please tell me of one, just one app, that doesn't have a shortcoming. I am willing to bet you can't.
To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 3 years agoyour instructions for changing calendar colors in Outlook 2013 do not work. Both when using the right-click and "color feature" methods. I want to change the background color. All that happens it the lowermost calendar "item" on the changes color, not the background. I HATE MICROSOFT PRODUCTS. OUTLOOK MAY BE EVEN WORSE THAN M$ WORD.