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AC. 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 certain projects.

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 Calendar mode.

Mouse-2 in the calendar brings up a menu of operations on a particular date; C-Mouse-3 brings up a menu of commonly used calendar features that are independent of any particular date. To exit the calendar, type q. See section `Calendar' in The Emacs Lisp Reference Manual, for customization information about the calendar and diary.

AC.1 Movement in the Calendar  Moving through the calendar; selecting a date.
AC.2 Scrolling in the Calendar  Bringing earlier or later months onto the screen.
AC.3 Counting Days  How many days are there between two dates?
AC.4 Miscellaneous Calendar Commands  Exiting or recomputing the calendar.
AC.5 LaTeX Calendar  Print a calendar using LaTeX.
AC.6 Holidays  Displaying dates of holidays.
AC.7 Times of Sunrise and Sunset  Displaying local times of sunrise and sunset.
AC.8 Phases of the Moon  Displaying phases of the moon.
AC.9 Conversion To and From Other Calendars  Converting dates to other calendar systems.
AC.10 The Diary  Displaying events from your diary.
AC.11 Appointments  Reminders when it's time to do something.
AC.12 Daylight Savings Time  How to specify when daylight savings time is active.
AC.13 Summing Time Intervals  Keeping track of time intervals.


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