Tip of the week # 539
7 April 2018

Jump to a specific date in Google Calendar *

Do any of you use Google Calendar? Perhaps not for work, but privately? It's a free, intuitive online calendar developed by Google that you can easily access from your phone, tablet or computer. If you want, you can even share it with family or friends.

Like with Outlook there are various ways to display a specific date in Google Calendar. If you want to jump to a specific date there is a great shortcut.

Here's how:

  1. Open Google Calendar on your computer.
  2. Press G. (Easy to remember if you think of Go To.)
  3. Type the date you want to jump to. For example, 1/5. (No need to type the leading zeros or year.)
  4. Press ENTER or click GO.

To redisplay today's date click on the TODAY button or simply press G and type today.

Oh, and how about the following three shortcuts:

  1. D: show the daily view
  2. W: show the entire week
  3. M: show the month

Related tip:

Tip # 485: Jump to a specific date in your Outlook calendar ( tip_485.php )

* Unless stated otherwise, these tips were written for Microsoft Office 2010.