iCal: Using the Address panel to invite attendees to an event

If you use Address Book to store email addresses for your contacts, you can use the Address panel in iCal to quickly access their information and invite them to your events.

If your calendar is hosted on a CalDAV server (for example, through your workplace), you can also use the Address panel to easily invite people to meetings, as well as to schedule meeting rooms or other resources that the server administrators have made available through the CalDAV service.

To use the Address panel to invite people to an event:

  1. Double-click the event to open the event editor, and then click Edit.
  2. Choose Window > Address Panel to open the Address panel.
  3. Click Add Attendees in the “attendees” field in the event editor, then select one or more names in the Address panel and drag them to the “attendees” field.
  4. You can select multiple names in the Address panel by holding down the Command key as you click each one.
  5. If you’re using an Address panel administered through a CalDAV server, you may also be able to add locations and other resources you’ll need for your meeting.
  6. When you’re ready to notify people of your event, click Send at the bottom of the event editor.

If your calendar is hosted on a CalDAV server, you can also check the availability of the attendees you’ve invited to your meeting using the Availability Panel.

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