378 ofﬁce x for macintosh: the missing manual
In many ways, Entourage’s calendar is not so different from those analog versions
we leave hanging on our walls for months past their natural life span. But Entourage
offers several advantages over paper calendars. For example:
• Entourage can automate the process of entering repeating events, such as weekly
staff meetings or gym workout dates.
• Entourage can give you a gentle nudge (with a reminder in a pop-up dialog box)
when an important date is approaching.
• Entourage can automatically send email to other people to let them know about
important meetings. (Let’s see one of those “Hunks of the Midwest Police Sta-
tions” calendars do that!)
You can record an appointment using any of several methods, listed here in order of
• When viewing a column view, drag vertically through the time slots that repre-
sent the appointment’s duration, and then double-click within the highlighted
area (see Figure 9-4).
Top: Entourage can display its
detail calendar in one of ﬁve
prefab formats: Day, Week,
Work Week, Month, or List
Bottom: You can also select an
arbitrary number of days and
weeks in the overview
calendar for display in the
detail calendar, as shown by
the circled arrow here. This
example shows three days;
Figure 9-2 showed six weeks.