I had the same problem and I got it sorted in this way:(Follow the instructions and you will see the results)
-With outlook on calendar view, click on the view tab.
-Click on "View Setting" icon.
-A window pops up, click on "conditional formatting"
- A new window pops up, click "add". you will add a new rule and it tells you to give a "name"(name it as you want) and a "color". Here you select the color that will show for ALL THE APPOINTMENTS (Outlook by default is light).
click OK, click YES, click OK.
------until here all the appointments have the color selected-------
-If you want to change the color for a specific appointment, you can do it by
-clicking on the appointment and, on the tools bar will show "meeting" tab and the CATEGORIZE icon, where you can choose other colors.
-ANOTHER WAY IR RIGHT CLICK on the appointment and you will see the CATEGORIZE icon
------here you are giving COLOR CODE to a CATEGORY to a specific appointment----------
------You can create CATEGORIES and COLOR CODE for each category-------
- Click on any day in the calendar, or in calendar view. click the "view" tab and click on the COLOR icon.
-Select the color that you want (must be different to the color selected in step 1 and step 2)
- this color will apply to the days of the week heading and the date for today. the day of the week that belong to "today" will be on a darker color.
-------on a week view of the calendar, the days of the week for today will be darker
-------on a month view of the calendar, the days of the week for today will be darker and
the date for today will have the line and date number in the same dark color
NOTE - the color for the activity or appointment for TODAY will be the color of a CATEGORY given or by default with the color selected in STEP 1
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Friday, August 21, 2015 11:04 AM