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How to create color categories for a shared calendar in Outlook 2016? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    We have several users who have access to a shared calendar. One of the users wants to create custom color categories for that shared calendar so the other users can see them. She has permission as an "owner" for that shared calendar. However, when she creates the color categories in her Outlook, the other users cannot see the custom color categories she created. Is there a correct way of doing this? All of the users are using Outlook 2016 with Windows 10 PCs. We are using Exchange 2016.

    Thanks!

    Wednesday, October 23, 2019 1:23 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

    There are my tests:

    Create custom color categories

    • You are unable to create custom color categories (Rename) for the shared calendar. The custom color categories you created are in your own calendar.
    • The custom color categories of the shared calendar will be synced from the owner's client to yours and when you select the events in the shared calendar, you can only see and use the color categories created by the real owner of the shared calendar 


    Apply color categories to event.

    • The custom color categories you created in your own calendars could not be used for the events in the shared calendar.
    • When you apply the the color categories created by the real owner to the events in the shared calendar, the color of the events would be synced.


    Hope this can be helpful.

    Regards,

    Aidan Wang


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    Thursday, October 24, 2019 3:26 AM
  • Hi,

    Have you got the issue fixed?

    I'm writing to see if the reply above is helpful to you. If yes, would you mind helping mark the reply as answer? So that others who might have a similar question can benefit from your thread? Thanks for your understanding and support.

    Regards, 

    Aidan Wang


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    Tuesday, October 29, 2019 1:25 AM
  • Hi,

    Here I will provide a brief summary of this post for your information. This will make answer searching in the forum easier!

    Request/Expectation:

    How to create color categories for a shared calendar in Outlook 2016?

    Solution Summary:

    Create custom color categories

    • You are unable to create custom color categories (Rename) for the shared calendar. The custom color categories you created are in your own calendar.
    • The custom color categories of the shared calendar will be synced from the owner's client to yours and when you select the events in the shared calendar, you can only see and use the color categories created by the real owner of the shared calendar 


    Apply color categories to event.

    • The custom color categories you created in your own calendars could not be used for the events in the shared calendar.
    • When you apply the the color categories created by the real owner to the events in the shared calendar, the color of the events would be synced.



    Reference Links:

    No.

    Regards, 

    Aidan Wang


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    Thursday, November 14, 2019 6:57 AM