Subscribe to your LGL calendar
In this article:
- Apple iCal and Microsoft Outlook
- Google Calendar
- Other calendar programs
- Advanced option: Workaround for syncing versions later than Outlook 2013 via Google Calendar
If you use Microsoft Outlook 2013 for Windows, Google Calendar, Apple's iCal, or another calendaring program that supports the iCalendar standard, you can subscribe to your LGL calendar and see your to-dos and other LGL activities in your daily work calendar.
Apple iCal and Microsoft Outlook
Click on the calendar icon and, if you are using Apple iCal on a Mac or Microsoft Outlook on Windows, you will be prompted to add the calendar to your list of subscribed calendars.
NOTE: If you use a version of Microsoft Outlook later than 2013 and you have experienced an error syncing to your LGL calendar, please see the "Advanced option: Workaround for syncing versions later than Outlook 2013 via Google Calendar" section later in this article.
Adding the calendar to Google Calendar requires a bit more manual effort. First, right-click on the calendar icon and copy the link/URL:
Then log in to your Google Calendar account and click the plus sign next to the Add a friend's calendar text input box:
This will open a popup box, where you can click the From URL option:
Here, you can add the calendar URL:
Other calendar programs
The iCalendar standard is supported by many calendar programs. Setup in those programs is likely to be similar to the Google Calendar setup described above.
Advanced option: Workaround for syncing versions later than Outlook 2013 via Google Calendar
NOTE: If you use a version of Microsoft Outlook later than 2013 and you have experienced an error syncing your LGL Calendar with it, you can use the instructions provided here as a workaround to the standard sync process described earlier in this article.
1. On your Dashboard, right-click the calendar icon within the calendar:
Copy the calendar’s URL by choosing the Copy Link Location option.
2. Log into your Google calendar, and select Add by URL from the Other calendar subsection in the left column.
3. Paste the LGL calendar URL into the box as shown.
Make sure that Make the calendar publicly accessible? checkbox is checked. Then click the Add Calendar button.
You’ll see that the URL has been added, indicating that the calendar has been synced.
4. The calendar should also be viewable in the left column under Other calendars.
Click the down arrow and select Calendar settings. This will redirect you to the newly created calendar’s settings.
5. Right-click the green ICAL button:
Select Copy link address:
The resulting link should look something like this:
6. This link will now need to be imported into the appropriate app in order for it to display. Instructions for the three most common scenarios are laid out below.
a. To load the calendar into Outlook 2016 for Windows, use the link to add the calendar as you normally would.
b. To load the calendar into Outlook.com, use the link and add the calendar via Outlook.com. More detailed instructions are available in these help articles:
c. To load the calendar into Outlook 2016 for Mac, you’ll need to add it into an Outlook.com account first. Then load your Outlook.com account into Outlook 2016 for Mac. Your Outlook 2016 for Mac calendar will now include the items from your LGL Calendar.