How to cancel an event
Note The word canceled can be spelled either canceled or cancelled. Most dictionaries, including the American Heritage Dictionary, Merriam Webster Dictionary, and the Random House College Dictionary, give the spelling with one "l" first. That's the spelling we've gone with in our Help topics and in canceled events you see on your live calendars.
How to cancel an event
You cancel an event by opening the edit event form.
Before you cancel, you might want to read a brief description of what happens when you do.
To cancel an event
- In the editing environment, click the name of the calendar that includes the event you want to cancel, and then, in the calendar, click the event description.
- In the edit event form, in the area labelled Start, select Canceled.
- Click OK.
What happens when you cancel events
Canceling an event does not remove or delete the event from any of the calendars where it appears. When you cancel an event, you label it as canceled. The label shows up in the editing environment, in live calendars, and in calendar emails.
Tip People who signed up to be notified of changes to an event will receive an email message if you subsequently cancel the event. Learn more about event actions.
- Editing environment
Calendar owners who cancel events see the canceled label. So do editors with whom a calendar is shared.
Canceled event in the editing environment, List view.
- Published calendars
On published calendars, the event is not only labeled as canceled. Most of the event fields are hidden. Only the description, date, and time of the event and the event image, if you added one, still appear.
Canceled event on a live calendar. Only description, date, and time are visible.
- Published calendars, event detail view
Visitors who open a canceled event's detail view see only the description, date, and time, detail image (if you added one), and map thumbnail (if you set it to display).
Canceled event detail view before and after cancellation.
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- Calendar email messages
The canceled label also appears on events in calendar emails with the location and other fields hidden.
Canceled event in a calendar email message.
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