1. Navigate to: Site Actions -> Site Setting -> Site Administration -> Site libraries and lists
  2. Click the Create new content link (Alternatively you can just select Customize “Calendar” list if it already exists)
    1. Click on the Calendar template
    2. Type a Name for your Calendar
    3. Click the Create button

Create Calendar

  1. Navigate to your Calendar
    1. Click on the tab: Calendar Tools -> Calendar
    2. Click on List Setting
  2. On the List Settings page:
    1. Scroll down to Columns
    2. Click on the Category column
  3. On the Change Column page:
    1. On Additional Column Settings, specify your categories (one per line)
    2. Click the OK button

Change Columns Page

  1. Navigate back to your Calendar -> Calendar Tools-> Calendar -> Modify View
  2. On the Edit Calendar View Page:
    1. Scroll to the Filter Section and select the radio button: Show items only when the following is true:
    2. Select/Enter the following for Show the items when column
      1. Category
      2. Is equal to
      3. [Your first category name]
    3. Click OK

Edit Calendar View

  1. Navigate back to your Calendar -> Calendar Tools-> Calendar-> Create View
  2. On the Create View page click on Choose a View format -> Calendar View
  3. On the Create Calendar View Page (Perform this step for category 2 and 3):
    1. Fill in the Name of your Calendar View
    2. Under Filter click on the radio button that says Show items only when the following is true:
    3. Select the following from the Show the items when column
      1. Category
      2. Is equal to
      3. [Type your category name in the textbox]
    4. Click OK

Create Calendar View

  1. Navigate back to your Calendar -> Calendar Tools -> Calendar -> Calendars Overlay

Calendars Overlay

  1. Click on the link: New Calendar (Perform this step for category 2 and 3 Category Views):
    1. Type in the Title of your Calendar Category
    2. Select a Color
    3. Click the Resolve button
    4. Select your Calendar for the List
    5. Select your Calendar View for List View
    6. Click the Always Show checkbox
    7. Click OK

New Calendar

  1. Click OK

Calendar Overlays

  1. Test your work by adding one calendar event of each category
    1. Hover over the bottom right of a day on the calendar and click Add
    2. Type a Title
    3. Select your Category
    4. Check the Make this an all-day activity that doesn’t start or end at a specific hour. Checkbox
    5. Click Save

Add Calendar Event

  1. You now have a color-coded calendar!

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