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If you and your family want to start using a common calendar to keep your schedules in sync, view multiple calendars on the same screen, and use your mobile devices to view, create, and modify appointments on the go and have them sync with your main Google calendar, then Google makes this process fairly easy. It also uses some new features that make updating your calendar from anywhere quite simple.

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The first step is getting and sharing Google calendars:


  1. Head to the Google Calendar page.

  2. Either sign in to your current calendar or create a new one.

  3. Once you're done, click the Settings menu (little gear icon) at the top of your screen and select the Calendar tab.

  4. Click the link under the Sharing head to see your sharing options.

  5. You can make the calendar public to everybody, but you don't have to — just enter the e-mail addresses of the people you do want to view the calendar.

    You can also give each person the ability to read or modify your calendar. Click Add Person when you're done. Add as many as you want.

  6. When you're done, click Save.

    Each person will get a link to the calendar.

Once your Google calendar is set and shared, and you've got everybody's calendar links, you can set up a single view to view multiple calendars on the same screen, instead of switching from link to link.
  1. Sign in to your Google Calendar and look to the left side of the page.

  2. Under the heading of Other Calendars, if you don’t see the calendars you've been invited to share, then click the Add link to enter the e-mail addresses associated with those calendars you'd like to see.

  3. For the sake of convenience, make these calendars different colors so you can tell all of the appointments apart.

    Just click the down arrow next to the calendar to choose a color.

Once you've shared all of the calendars, you can use your mobile devices to view, create, and modify appointments on the go and have them sync with your main Google calendar.

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Faithe Wempen, MA, has written more than 140 books on computer hardware and software, including Microsoft Office 2016 for Seniors for Dummies and The PowerPoint Bible. A Microsoft Office master instructor, she has educated more than 250,000 corporate students with her online courses and hundreds more as an adjunct instructor at Purdue University.

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