I notice that when I add an appointment to my calendar, there is some blank space to the right of the box containing the text of the appointment. When I add an event, there is some blank space to the left. Can somebody explain the purpose of these blank spaces? The image below shows examples of what I mean:
I have no experience with Outlook, but I know it from Google Calendar.
The space is there so you can drag or click next to an existing event. Let's say you had an all-day event (pink below) and wanted to add your lunch break, then you'd have no way to mark a time during the all-day event if you didn't have the small margin.
This, of course, is assuming Outlook also has this drag-to-create feature. If that's not the case, please let me know.
I can tell you the space to the left is to indicate how the time is shown. For instance, if you select to show the time as
will result in this:
I have not been able to figure out why there is space to the right of appointments. The only other thing I found when searching for it was your post in the Microsoft Office Community.