39 The Calendar and the Diary
Emacs provides the functions of a desk calendar, with a diary of
planned or past events. It also has facilities for managing your
appointments, and keeping track of how much time you spend working on
To enter the calendar, type M-x calendar; this displays a
three-month calendar centered on the current month, with point on the
current date. With a numeric argument, as in C-u M-x calendar, it
prompts you for the month and year to be the center of the three-month
calendar. The calendar uses its own buffer, whose major mode is
Mouse-2 in the calendar brings up a menu of operations on a
particular date; Mouse-3 brings up a menu of commonly used
calendar features that are independent of any particular date. To exit
the calendar, type q.
The basic features of the Calendar/Diary are described here.
see Advanced Calendar/Diary Usage, for information
about more specialized features.