Customizing The View Of Outlooks Calendar


Q. I like to use Microsoft Outlook’s calendar feature, but I wish it was a bit more customizable. The toolbar gives me only three calendar views: a full month, a week or a single day. Unfortunately, because the date boxes are so small, the full-month view doesn’t let me see all of my daily appointments. And the week view, which is better, sometimes won’t let me see combinations of days that cross between two weeks, say, such as from Friday to Tuesday. Is there a way to customize which days appear on-screen ?

A. Yes, there is. It’s an unpublished feature of Outlook, and it’s really neat. Here’s how to customize the view to a wide assortment of days: Go to the first day you want to view and then click Alt + the number of days beyond that first day you want to see. So if you want to view four days, say, press Alt+4 (see exhibit 3, below). The shortcut can provide you with a maximum of 10 days. To view 10 days, press Alt+0 (note it’s 0, not 10; the feature can only handle single digits) .

Exhibit 3

Outlook’s calendar can be customized to display a full view of as many as 10 days.

SPONSORED REPORT

Revenue recognition: A complex effort

Implementing the new standard requires careful judgment. Learn how to make significant accounting judgments and document them and collaborate with peers for consistent application.

VIDEO

How to Excel pivot a general ledger

The general ledger is a vast historical data archive of your company's financial activities, including revenue, expenses, adjustments, and account balances. J. Carlton Collins, CPA, shows how to prepare data for, and mine data with, PivotTables.

QUIZ

News quiz: Taking an economic snapshot and looking to the future

Recent news included IRS actions that affect individuals and partnerships and a possibly influential move by a Big Four accounting firm.Take this short quiz to see how much you know about the news.