"Offering free computer help, hints, and tips to the Internet populace." Now with over 3,820 tips!

Outlook 2003 Calendar and Meeting
Help and Tips

Microsoft Outlook 2003's Calendar and Meeting / Appointment reminder tool. Tweaks, locale customizations, adding holidays, and more.

#1: Show Recurring Appointments
Help plan your workweek by viewing reoccurring appointments and meetings in your Outlook 2003 Calendar.

#2: Keep Others From Suggesting Appointment Times
Keep others from trying to change the times of your appointments in Microsoft Outlook.

#3: Change the Calendar Workweek
Let Outlook 2003's "Work Week" view represent your actual workweek, not a M-F schedule.

#4: Work in a Different Time Zone
Let Outlook 2003 display appointments and meetings in your co-workers' time zone.

#5: Keep Meeting Requests from Being Deleted
File your Microsoft Outlook 2003 meeting requests instead of automatically deleting them.

#6: Change the Reminder Sound
Change the sound Outlook 2003 plays when it reminds you of an upcoming meeting or appointment.

#7: Publish More Free/Busy Information
Allow other networked Outlook 2003 users to see when you are free for a meeting request months from now.

#8: Play Different Sounds Per Appointment
Aurally note when different appointments and meetings occur with Outlook 2003.

#9: Change the Calendar Color
Tweak the background color of your Outlook 2003 Calendar.

#10: Stop showing a 8a to 5p Calendar
Force Microsoft Outlook's Calendar Daily View to recognize alternate work schedules.

#11: Change Busy Status of Appointment
Change an appointment status from Busy to Tentative in Outlook 2003 in case you may not be able to show up.

#12: Add Christian, Jewish, Islamic, or Country-Specific Holidays
Add holidays to your Outlook 2003 Calendar.

#13: Drag and Drop Events
Quickly move appointments and meetings from one day to another in the Outlook 2003 Calendar.

#14: Change the Calendar Workweek
Force Outlook 2003 to display the Calendar using alternate workweeks such as Sunday - Thursday or Tuesday - Saturday.

#15: Start in Calendar View
Start up Outlook 2003 viewing your appointment and meeting schedule.

#16: Open the Calendar in a New Window
Keep Outlook 2003's Inbox on-screen while viewing the Calendar.

#17: Start your Calendar Work Week on Monday
If you work a Monday to Friday job, shouldn't Microsoft Outlook's Calendar work the same way?

#18: Change the Default Reminder Time
Let Outlook 2003's calendar remind you earlier before an appointment or meeting begins.

<- Go back to Microsoft Outlook 2003

Newest Tips:

Buying a Digital Camera
[MODIFIED] Hidden Costs with Higher Megapixel Cameras
Windows 8
Resize Start Screen Tiles
Internet Explorer 11
Change the Default Search Provider to Google, Yahoo!, or Something Else
[MODIFIED] Disable Most Recently Used Files and Folders for Privacy

Follow Us!

About MalekTips and the Author

The MalekTips website was created in 1998 by Andrew Malek of Envision Programming. The page's goal is to freely disperse computer-related tips, hints, and informative articles. Tips are organized to be easy to find, and are presented clearly, in easy-to-understand language. MalekTips also provides information and links to public-domain, open source, freeware, shareware, and commercial software available for download.