Importing Other’s Calendar Events into Your Calendar Program

Want to keep on top of your favorite activities, sports teams, or other events? These days, most groups put their events on an online calendar that broadcasts them using a special format known as iCal, or .ics. You can configure your favorite calendar program to automatically import this .ics file directly, so you can keep track while updating or looking at your own calendar.

Here’s how to import an .ics file into your calendar program:

Outlook

  1. In your web browser, right-click and save the .ics file for the calendar you wish to import. For example, to import the 2011 Stanford Football schedule, you can save the schedule from Yahoo!’s site: http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaaf/teams/sss/ical.ics
  2. In Outlook 2010, click File. Then, click Open, and then click Import.
    In Outlook 2007, click on the Office Button, and then click Import and Export.
  3. Select Import an iCalendar (.ics) or vCalendar file (.vcs), and then click Next.
  4. Locate the .ics file you saved in step 1, and then click OK.
  5. Click Import. The data will now appear as a new calendar in your Outlook.

Apple iCal

  1. In your web browser, right-click and save the .ics file for the calendar you wish to import. For example, to import the 2011 Stanford Football schedule, you can save the schedule from Yahoo!’s site: http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaaf/teams/sss/ical.ics
  2. In iCal, on the File menu, select Import, and then click Import.
  3. Locate the .ics file you saved in step 1, and then click Import. The data will now appear as a new calendar in your iCal.

Stanford Calendar — the adding as appointments in your calendar method (http://webcal.stanford.edu)

  1. In your web browser, right-click and save the .ics file for the calendar you wish to import. For example, to import the 2011 Stanford Football schedule, you can save the schedule from Yahoo!’s site: http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaaf/teams/sss/ical.ics
  2. In Stanford Calendar (http://webcal.stanford.edu), click Preferences.
  3. Click Import/Export.
  4. In the Import window, click Browse, and then locate the .ics file you saved in step 1.
  5. Click Import.
  6. When the Import Succeeded message appears, click OK. The data will now appear as appointments in your calendar.

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