Setting Event Alarms

The Alarm tab of the Add Event and Modify Event dialog boxes is used to play a sound, launch an application, or display a message indicating the occurrence of a specific event.

To set an event alarm:

  1. In the Add Event dialog box (if you're adding a new event) or the Modify Event dialog box (if you're working with an existing event), click the Alarm tab.
  2. By default, the alarm settings are disabled. Select the Enable Alarm check box to enable the alarm settings.
  3. Enter the hours and minutes in the Hrs and Mins fields to indicate when the alarm is to occur. Use these fields in conjunction with the Before Event or After Event options to set the actual alarm time.
  4. Select one or more alarms. Three different types of alarms can be set:: Sound, Launch, and Message.

  5. Alarm Sound produces a noise at the time of the event. Click to select the check box. Then use the Browse button to select the sound file to be used. You can choose either wav or mp3 file. You can then test the alarm sound by clicking Test.

  6. Alarm Launch causes a specified program to be launched at the time of the event. For example, if you have a scheduled meeting at 3:00 PM that requires your having an Excel spreadsheet, the launch alarm will open Excel for you in a timely fashion. Click to select the check box. Then use the Browse button to select the program to be launched when the event occurs. You can then test the alarm launch by clicking Test.
  7. Alarm Message displays a message of your choice at the time of the event. Click to select the check box. Then, in the field provided, enter the text you want to appear on your screen when the alarm goes off.

  8. Click OK to save your alarm settings.

Note: Alarms will only sound when Calendar Creator is running and the calendar file to which the alarm is attached is open.