I am trying to create a master calendar to view multiple team's time off calendars. I currently have it setup so that it is color coded per team on the master calendar but I want to be able to click on a specific team's calendar (under 'Calendars in View' in the upper left) and then view that team's calendar where it is then color coded based on the kind of time off such as vacation, paid time off, or work from home. Currently when I select one of the team's calendars I just get it all in one color. Thanks for any help!
In case you missed ahoff's comment on the answer by James Grizzle, you can create overlaid views on existing views in a calendar. So if you have a calendar with overlaid views/calendars for Time Off, Meetings, and Events, and you want the events in the Time Off view to be color coded, you can create a new view to filter the events shown only in the Time Off by type, for example a filter for only Time Off event marked as Vacation, and another for events marked as PTO. Then you do a normal calendar overlay while in the Time Off view.
Reference this solution (http://summit7systems.com/color-code-calendar-events-in-sharepoint/), but apply the steps in each existing view rather than on the main calendar.
The basic gist of the solution is to create a column with a choice option to specify the event type (PTO, Unpaid Time Off, Vacation). Then create a filtered view for each event type and use those views to create colored overlays. Then modify the main calendar overlay/view to filter out the duplicate events created by overlaying a view.
You can setup calendar overlays for the team specific calendars. You just need to create a view for each calendar and then link to that view in the calendar overlay for the team specific calendar.
The below text is copied from this blog.
Quick steps to create a view
In the ribbon, click the Calendar tab, then click Create View
On the bottom half of the page, select existing view Calendar
Name it accordingly.
Scroll down to the Filter and specify your filter
Continue these same steps to create each view. At the end, you should have a few views. Check out each view and ensure you’re seeing unique values in each. If you see the same value in more than one, it will appear more than once (in each color) in your color coded calendar.
Once your views are made, go to your site home page and browse to your calendar page. This will ensure we’re on the default page that your users will also access.
Now let’s bring it all together
In the ribbon, click the Calendar tab
Click Calendars Overlay
Click New Calendar
Name it, preferably the same name as your view
Select your color
Ensure the correct URL is specified and click Resolve
Select your Calendar list
Select your View
Check Always Show
Do this for each view and then click OK to return.
Now you have a pretty color coded calendar! You’ll also see a legend on the left, which helps define the colors for your users.
This might perhaps help you with doing the layers and assigning different colours - It helped me set up a team calendar at my work place!
Hope it helps in some way!
YES YOU CAN, I know exactly what you mean and yes you can. You are asking if once you click one of the calendar views on the left...that may be ORANGE...you want the calendar to display orange and not the default "SharePoint blue". Just add a Content Editor webpart to the top of that view page and override that default blue with: