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How to Add an Event to the Droid X Calendar

By Dan Gookin

The key to making the Droid X’s Calendar app work is to add events: appointments, things to do, meetings, or full-day events such as birthdays and vacations. You can easily create a new event in the Calendar on your Droid.

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1Touch the Launcher button on the Home screen.

The Applications Tray opens.

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2Choose the Calendar app.

The month-view Calendar screen probably appears.

3Touch the day for the event to select it.

To save time, use Day view and touch the hour at which the event starts.

4Press the Menu soft button, and the choose New Event.

A screen appears, where you add details about the event.

5Type the event name.

Be as specific as you need.

6Touch the Who field and select a name or names of people involved.

Your account is named Me on the Droid X. You can add other people to the event, and they’re sent email notifications about the event.

7Use the buttons by Start and End to set the starting and ending date and time.

When events last all day, like visiting your mother-in-law for an hour, simply touch the All Day button to put a check mark there.

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8(Optional) Add an event location.

This information not only tells you where the event will be located but also hooks that location into the Maps app. When you open the event, the location is a clickable link; touch the location link to see where it is on a map.

9Touch the Repetition button and select how often the event repeats to create a repeating event.

For example, you can establish weekly or monthly meetings, anniversaries, and birthdays.

10Touch the Save button.

The Calendar app creates the event.

11To remove an event, first choose the event from the Calendar.

That event’s details appear.

12Press the Menu soft button and choose the Delete Event command, then touch the OK button to confirm.

The event is removed from your calendar.