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In my opinion, the Outlook calendar is one of the most powerful features in all of Office. I use it for keeping track, not just of meetings and appointments, but for tasks, to-do lists, reminders, and more. It's the MacGyver of all the Office programs (in my opinion, anyway).
But I'd be willing to bet that you're unaware of a good many tricks that can make the calendar even more useful for you. I've been using Outlook for years and years, and I am still learning new things about the calendar. Today I'll offer a few calendar tips that can really make your life easier (not to mention your calendar more useful to you).
If I didn't have my Outlook calendar, why, I'm not even sure I'd exist. Here are seven of my most favorite tips:
Set up your calendar so that it shows as many weeks as you want to see in a given time period
— Select the days (or weeks) you want to show on the navigation pane of the calendar (the one on the left that shows the entire month). If you want to see that time period for the next month, click the arrow next to the month's name on the navigation calendar.
Quickly display several days side by side in Calendar
— In the date picker, drag over the dates that you want to view.
Show Saturday and Sunday in separate boxes in your monthly calendar
— To show weekend days in separate boxes in the Month view, right-click anywhere in Calendar view, and then click Other Settings. Clear the Compress weekend days check box.
Quickly switch to viewing by month in Calendar
— Click in Calendar, and then press ALT+EQUAL SIGN.
Get calendar details in Month view
— In Month view, on the Home tab, in the Arrange group, select Month, and then click the arrow below it, and then choose what level of detail you’d like to see—low, medium or high.
Quickly change an appointment into an all-day event
— In the Calendar, in Day view, drag the appointment to the day heading.
Change the time periods in the Calendar grid
— You can change the default setting for 30-minute time slots to 5-, 6-, 10-, 15-, or 60-minute time slots. Right-click the Calendar, click Other Settings, and then click the number you want from the Time Scale list.
Hungry for more? There is a LOT more information out there about using the Outlook Calendar wisely.
I've somehow lost a sub folder of my inbox which contained important emails. Any way I can find that ?
worreld: Have you tried doing a full Inbox search?
I have Office 2010 on Vista.. I cannot move between my calendars (Outlook and MobileMe) without getting the message: "The set of folders cannot be opened. The information store could not be opened. None of my appointments show up. They are however, updating on my iphone so I know they are hidden somewhere.
This has been going on for a week and I have not been able to get even a hint of a resolution. I hope some one can help.
How does one add and keep upto date with Bank Holidays. When Outlook installed it used to put UK Bank Holidays for one or two years into the diary but how de we keep them updated?
Hi,think you’ve made some truly interesting points. Not too many people would actually think about this the way you just did. I’m really impressed that there’s so much about this subject that’s been uncovered and you did it so well, with so much class. Good one you, man! Really great stuff here.
InboxEx is a outlook add-on to let you share and publish to Google calendar directly. It also archive your emails and let you search your emails like gmail. www.inboxex.com
Glen - Have you posted your quetio to Microsoft Answers. I don't think I've ever posted a question to that forum and NOT been given a useful answer. answers.microsoft.com/.../default.aspx
Samantha: Have you been talking to my mother? Seriously, thanks for the good word; I hope to be able to uncover some more things like that now tht I'm writing more for this blog. If there are topics you'd like covered, please don't hesitate to ask!
Thanks for the great tips! Has there been a workaround yet for setting the default view to "x" number of weeks in the month view? In order to make the calendar useful at all (by allowing me to see more than one appointment per day), I have to select 3 - 4 weeks in the navigation pane, but it resets to 6 weeks once i leave the calendar. Any suggestions?
Michelle - I'm going to check on that and get back to you! You are talking about Outlook 2010, right?
I only want to see "start time" (and not the "stop time") in the monthly calendar view. How can I tell it to print with start times only?
Until today I have loved Outlook 2007 and especially my calendar. But I decided to use the event invitation feature today. I was disgruntled to find there was no way to send it BCC, but I thought since ALL of my contacts are set to display by name without email information, and it was an invitation to a party, it would be alright without the BCC feature.
WRONG! Every invitation opens not just with over 200 names but also the private e-mails! BEFORE any one even gets to the event information they have to scroll through some 100 lines of email addresses.
VERY VERY VERY disappointed.