To change the default time zone and other settings, follow these steps:
Yes, by default, Google Calendar displays a pop-up reminder 10 minutes before an event. You change the reminder time by editing the settings for your calendar.
To receive event reminders, make sure your Calendar window is open.
Yes, you can specify a custom number of days. Click Settings in the upper-right corner of you Calendar window. On the General tab, select a number of days in the Custom view drop-down list.
No, this view isn't available.
Yes, you can view two time zones in Google Calendar. To add another time zone to your calendar view, click Settings. On the General tab, under Your current time zone, select another time zone in the Additional time zone list.
Yes, you can send meeting invitations to any email address.
By default, notifications are turned off. But you can turn reminders on, and choose whether to receive a pop-up notification or an email notification:
Yes, open the event details to see who has accepted your invitation.
The maximum number of invitees is 500.
Can I set up a recurring meeting?
Yes, Google Calendar fully supports recurring meetings. To set one up, in your meeting invitation, select an option in the Repeats drop-down list.
As the meeting host, can I change the schedule by dragging the meeting to a new time on my calendar?
Yes, if you drag the meeting to another time, Google Calendar will ask you if you want to notify your guests.
Google Calendar currently does not include the option to specify optional attendees. As a workaround, you can indicate which attendees are optional in the Description field.
Your past events remain on your calendar forever, unless you delete them. If you want to view past events, make sure you wait a few seconds for Google Calendar to retrieve them for the date you select.
Yes, but only if you don't let attendees edit the invitation (don't select the Guests can modify event check box). Note that, as the host, you always can edit the invitation, the links won't appear as "live" on your own calendar. However, you'll see the live links in the event confirmation message you receive.
To create a link to a website in the event description, simply type the URL, such as http://www.google.com.
You can also create linked text by using HTML tags. For example, to create the link Product Info, you would use HTML code in the format <a href="www.some-url.com">Product Info</a>. If the HTML code is valid, Google Calendar hides the HTML when you save the event (but shows the text "Product Info"). It then creates the link in the invitation that attendees receive.
Yes. Open the instance that you want to edit, make your changes, and click Save. Google Calendar then asks you whether you want to apply your changes to just the selected meeting, all meetings, or all meetings moving forward.
Yes, Google Calendar has privacy settings. In the event details, select Private so only others with Make changes to events privileges (or higher) for your calendar can see the event and its details.
At this time, Google Calendar does not support file attachments. To provide a file to meeting invitees, you can use any of the following methods:Method 1: Schedule the meeting, and then send the attachment in a separate email message.
Method 2: Post the document on the intranet and add a link to a document in your meeting invitation.
Method 3: Create the document in Google Docs add the URL to the document in your meeting invitation. Use this method only if you know that all invitees have been migrated to Google Apps.
Method 4: Schedule the meeting through Google Mail: Compose a new email message addressed to your attendees, add the attachment, and then click Add event invitation. Enter details about your meeting, and then send the message. (If you want to check attendees' and resource availability first, create a new event in Google Calendar, but don't send the invitations. After you send the invitation in the email message, make sure you edit the event details to book the resource you want to use.)
Not directly, but there's an easy workaround. First, open the invitation and, under Are You Coming?, select Maybe. Then do one of the following:
Yes, if the meeting host selected the option to allow guests to invite others. If so, in your meeting invitation, click Add guests, type the address to which you want to forward the invitation, and then click Save. Google Calendar will ask you if you want to send an invitation to the new guest. The new guest will then always receive updates to the meeting from the host. Note that the meeting host is notified by email that you invited another attendee.
If someone outside of Life University sends me an invitation from another type of calendar, can I accept the invitation on my Google calendar?
Yes, in most cases, you can. If possible, Google Calendar inserts an Add to Calendar link in the invitation. Simply click the link, and the invitation is added to your Google calendar. Otherwise, if the invitation is in the standard .ics format (such as Microsoft Outlook and Lotus Notes invitations), you can download the .ics file and upload it to Google Calendar.
By default, invitation replies are turned off in Google Calendar. You can turn them on by editing your calendar settings.