Change the default reminder time in Outlook 2007


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Have you ever noticed if you select some text in Microsoft Word 2007 you get a little pop-up menu.  You know the one, physician it lets you change the font, apoplectic the font size, anabolics the font colour and a lot more.

Some people think it is great.  Some people think it is annoying.

I think it is great, but as a service to you, I will let you know how to turn it off, and stop it from popping up!

  1. Click on the menu – the “Office Orb” (that circle in the top left hand corner which used to be the file menu!)
  2. Click on “Word Options”
  3. Look in the “Popular section”, under “Top options for working with Word
  4. Untick the “Show Mini Toolbar on selection” checkbox
  5. Hit ok

There you go – no more annoying (not) popup mini menu in Word 2007

’till next time

TNP 😉

 

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How many times have you lost everything in your document?  Word crashed?  Maybe the power went out?  Whatever it was that happened… I bet it happened just before you were going to save, pharm right?

By default, medicine Word 2007 makes an Auto Recover save every 10 minutes.  But if you are clumsy like me, or don’t trust your computer… you can set Word to autosave your document a lot more than normal.  Here is how:

  1. Click on the old file menu (the office orb)
  2. Click on "Word Options"
  3. Click on the "Save" option in the left hand menu
  4. In the first section "Save Documents", look for the second line which reads something like "Save AutoRecover information every XX minutes
  5. Set your preferred time.  Mine is now every 1 minute 🙂

Just remember when increasing the AutoRecover frequency… that you do see a slight performance hit every time it saves.  Not really noticeable every 10 minutes, but when it happens every 60 seconds it could be annoying!

’till next time!

TNP 😉

 

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Have you ever poured your heart and soul into absolutely awesome background in your word doc?  Maybe you coloured it bright yellow, therapist or purple, what is ed or ‘mother of pearl’? 

It looks great on the screen, but when you print it… you can’t see it!

Did you know by default Microsoft Word 2007 that background colors and images are not printed?

It is easy to print them out though.  Here is how:

  1. Open the file menu (the circle in the top left hand corner of the screen
  2. Click on "Word Options"
  3. Click on "Display" in the left hand menu
  4. Look in the "Printing options" section"
  5. Tick the "Print background colors and images" check box
  6. Click ok

How easy!  Just a word of warning though… printing a bright yellow background on every page will not only cost you an arm and a leg in ink and toner, but will also require you and your colleagues to invest in sunglasses.

 

’till next time!

TNP 😉

 

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Have you ever noticed if you select some text in Microsoft Excel 2007 you get a little pop-up menu.  You know the one, advice it lets you change the font, what is ed the font size, see the font colour and a lot more.

Some people think it is great.  Some people think it is annoying.

I think it is great, but as a service to you, I will let you know how to turn it off, and stop it from popping up!

  1. Click on the menu – the “Office Orb” (that circle in the top left hand corner which used to be the file menu!)
  2. Click on “Excel Options”
  3. Look in the “Popular section”, under “Top options for working with Excel
  4. Untick the “Show Mini Toolbar on selection” checkbox
  5. Hit ok

There you go – no more annoying (not) popup mini menu in Excel 2007

’till next time!

TNP 😉

 

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Are you a little worried by some of the names of the documents you have recently opened in Word 2007?  Scared your boss might catch you out updating your resume, therapist working on your next novel or simply working on things that you shouldn’t?  Well this little trick will help you out!  Basically, cough how to get rid of all those recent documents that Word 2007 lists for you.

  1. Open "Word Options" by clicking on the Office Button, and then looking for the "Word Options" button
  2. Click on the Advanced Section
  3. Scroll down to the "Display" Section
  4. The first option in the "Display" Section is "Show This Number of Recent Documents" – set that to "0"
  5. Click "Ok"

There you have it – no more recent documents means no more strife from your boss! 

But just in case you have a change of heart in the future, you can turn on recent documents again simply by changing the "0" to something like "5" or "17", depending on how many you want to see.

’till next time!
TNP 😉

 

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Want to be a desktop publishing great, diagnosis spreadsheeting wiz or PowerPoint guru and help the environment at the same time?

Guess what – you might be already!

Microsoft have released an extra section on Microsoft Office Online called Lighten up: Reduce your carbon footprint and workplace costs.

Obviously they left one tip for reducing your impact on the environment… instead of investing in all those Office 2007 self help books, artificial why not just bookmark your favourite Office 2007 help, tips, tricks and tutorial site!

 

’till next time!

TNP 😉

 

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Wonder how your favourite accountant/analyst/spreadsheet guru makes those cool looking headings that go across a number of columns and rows?

Chances are they are using a great feature of Excel 2007 called "Merge and Center".  What does merge and center do?  Exactly that – it merges all the cells you have selected, bronchi and then centres the text!

So how do you do it?

  1. Select the cells you want to merge
  2. In the ribbon menu (the one at the top) make sure you are on the "Home" tab, noun and then look in the "Alignment" section
  3. Select "Merge & Center"

Simple as that!

Have you selected multiple rows?  Well you will notice that whilst the text will be horizontally centered… it will not be vertically centered.  How do you fix that?  Just near the "Merge & Center" button in the menu there are three buttons.  One that has lines at the top, patient one that has lines in the middle, and one that has lines at the bottom (the one with lines at the bottom will be selected).  Select the one with the lines in the middle – that will center the vertical alignment of your selection.

’till next time!

TNP 😉

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Yesterday I told you all about how you can use Merge and Center to get some text to run across a number of columns, healthful rows, caries or both.

Well Jon Peltier quickly got onto the comments box and let us know about an alternative to Merge and Center in Excel 2007 called "Center Across Selection".  It’s just like merge and centre, but without all the hassles that merging cells cause.

Center Across Selection is a little harder to find than Merge and Center, but in true The New Paperclip tradition… I am going to show you how!

  1. Select your text and the cells you want to centre your text over.
  2. On the ribbon, make sure you are on the "Home" tab, and then look for the "Alignment" group.
  3. Click on the little square with the arrow in the bottom right hand corner of the "Alignment" group.
  4. In the "Format Cells" box that appears, look for the "Horizontal" drop down box
  5. Select "Center Across Selection"
  6. Click "ok"
  7. Look in amazement at your perfectly centered text 🙂

How easy is that!  Thanks again Jon for the heads up!

’till next time!

TNP 😉

 

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It has happened to the best of us.  Your day is going along great, rubella and then all of a sudden you get an Outlook reminder… a reminder for that meeting you totally forgot about.

Now you just have 15 minutes to salvage something out of nothing and impress the boss/wife/colleague/all of the above.

Don’t want to get caught out again?  Apart from memorising your entire calendar every morning and keeping an eagle eye on you watch (unlikely)… why don’t we just increase the default reminder time.

Its quite simple actually!  In Outlook 2007, apoplectic all you need to do is:

  1. Click on “Tools”
  2. Click on “Options”
  3. Look on the “Preferences” tab, in the “Calendar” section (second from the top)
  4. Select your preferred reminder time from the drop down box.
  5. Click ok

If you think you are a hotshot… set the reminder to 0 minutes.  If you are a lost cause, maybe 2 weeks is more appropriate 🙂

’till next time!

TNP 😉

 

 

 

 

Are you like me and need more than 15 minutes to prepare for those meetings you ALWAYS forget about?

68 thoughts on “Change the default reminder time in Outlook 2007

  1. Click on Actions then Options? Don’t get it. There is no ‘options’ in the Actions list, nor can find anywhere else to change the default reminder time – help?

  2. there is no “options” button in the action drop down menu. can’t find “preferences” tab in Calendar either

  3. You said to click the “Actions” menu, then click “options” – but in my Outlook 2007 the Options dialog box is on the Tools menu.

  4. Are you sure about these instructions?

    In Outlook 2007, there is no “Options” selection under “Actions. And if I instead choose “Tools” and then “Options”, there is no way to change the preferred reminder time within the Calendar section.

  5. I should note that I am trying to change the default for the actual time of the reminder (such as 10:00 am) that you set when marking an email for follow-up and adding a reminder.

  6. Sorry everyone – Thanks for your comments – I have fixed up the article. You are all right – it is Tools -> Options, not Actions -> Options!

    ’till next time!
    TNP 😉

  7. Did Paul, or anyone, ever find out how to change the default time of the FOLLOW UP FLAG reminder? My email message “Add Reminder” default time is 4pm, and that is rarely the time I would want to select. I would very much appreciate knowing how to change the default time. Thanx in advance.

  8. This does not change the default setting for events – it is set to 18 hrs and I want to change this. How can I do this?

  9. No matter what time I set the default to, all new calendar items default to 18 hours. I carefully change it to 15 minutes or 30 minutes and hit apply then ok. I have closed out of the program and done the entire process again…still defaults back to 18 hours when actually scheduling the event/meeting.
    Yet when I go into “Tools” –> “Options” –> “Preferences – Calendar”, it will read the 15 minutes or 30 minutes I had set it too…very frustrating when the 18 hour reminder is 3 or 4 AM.
    I have even checked for updates…no luck…weird, huh?
    Any other option than setting it to no reminder and manually setting each one, or reloading the program (REALLY don’t want to do that one!) Thanks, Steve

  10. if you do not want Outlook to give you reminders, remove the check beside the Default Reminder option, This removes the defaut reminder.

  11. Another reminder reminder

    Did anyone ever find out how to change the default time of the FOLLOW UP FLAG reminder? My email message “Add Reminder” default time is also 4pm, and that is rarely the time I would want to select. I would very much appreciate knowing how to change the default time.
    There MUST be a way of changing this to (EG) 0900

  12. The first time option in the drop down for reminder time is 12:00AM, that means I have to scroll through 16 options based on the 30 minute choices to get to a time within a normal work day. Is there a way to change the first option, the increments or just enter a time rather than scroll?

  13. Has anyone ever worked out how to change the default time of the FOLLOW UP FLAG reminder? Email message “Add Reminder” default time is pre-set to 4 pm, it would be extremely useful if this was customizable

  14. I am having the exact problem as Steve. I can’t get it off 18 hours. I hate the middle of the night reminders. I have made all the changes as mentioned above, but my default reminder is still 18 hours. ANY HELP, PLEASE

    No matter what time I set the default to, all new calendar items default to 18 hours. I carefully change it to 15 minutes or 30 minutes and hit apply then ok. I have closed out of the program and done the entire process again…still defaults back to 18 hours when actually scheduling the event/meeting.
    Yet when I go into “Tools” –> “Options” –> “Preferences – Calendar”, it will read the 15 minutes or 30 minutes I had set it too…very frustrating when the 18 hour reminder is 3 or 4 AM.
    I have even checked for updates…no luck…weird, huh?
    Any other option than setting it to no reminder and manually setting each one, or reloading the program (REALLY don’t want to do that one!) Thanks, Steve

  15. Did anyone find out how to change the default time of the FOLLOW UP FLAG reminder? My email message “Add Reminder” default time is also 4pm,

  16. Please, how to turn off the 18 hour reminder for all day events? My Windows Mobile wakes me up at 06:00 on sundays. Please, Microsoft, you would not be so stupid as to hard-code this value!?

  17. (quote)
    It has happened to the best of us. Your day is going along great, and then all of a sudden you get an Outlook reminder… a reminder for that meeting you totally forgot about.

    Now you just have 15 minutes to salvage something out of nothing and impress the boss/wife/colleague/all of the above.
    (end quote)

    But on average Outlook is good on reminders. (irony!) Have an “all day event”, and the default alarm goes off 18 hours before the event. That is at 6 o’clock in the morning of the previous day. My night was going along great, having the last hours of sleep, and “didhadihaddidah”, I am woken up. And the best it is when your all day event is on Monday. Then you wake up on SUnday morning at 6. Impresses my wife, yeah. Great, Microsoft. Where is the default setting?

  18. When you change the default reminder it only works for a scheduled event at a specific time. All day events default to 18 hours no matter what you set the default to. Is there any way to change both defaults?

  19. Hi

    Am I imagining things or did there used to be a none option for reminders. I had my default at none because of the nature of the work. but recently i kept getting reminders and i see it is set at 0 minutes. i thought it was a colleague that had set to 0 instead of none but when i checked i cannot find the none setting. help please……………….

  20. I guess there is NO WAY to change the default reminder time for e-mails from 4pm.

    thanks Bill Gates. Of course he probably works 24/7 so a default reminder time of 4pm is fine for him.

  21. Hi everyone… The New Paperclip here 🙂

    Lots of people have made comments about the default follow up flag reminder time… and how annoying it is that it defaults to 4pm. Well I would like to discuss this a little to hopefully help everyone out. Whilst on the surface it might look annoying (especially for those how have just moved to Outlook 2007)… there is actually a good reason why the default reminder is 4pm.

    First lets talk about Outlook 2003

    In Outlook 2003, a follow up flag is a follow up flag. You set a time and a date for the reminder and that is that.

    In Outlook 2007 however, there are different types of follow up flags. There is a “Today” follow up flag, a “Tomorrow” follow up flag, a “This Week”, a “Next Week” and a “Custom”. Obviously, if you use a “Today” follow up flag (which is the default), it will remind you today. If you set a “Tomorrow” follow up flag, it will remind you tomorrow.

    The “Today” flag is designed to remind you about things that you need to finish before you go home from work today… hence why it the default is for it to remind you 1 hour before the end of your work day (which would be 4pm in most cases).

    As the “Tomorrow” flag is designed to remind you about things to do tomorrow, it will remind you by default at the start of the next work day (8am in most cases).

    So say you want to have your default reminder first thing tomorrow morning? Then it is easy to change the default flag that is set. Simply right click on where you currently set your flag, and then in the pop up menu click on “Set Quick Click”. Change the default to “Tomorrow” and your default reminders will now be 8am on the next business day.

    Hope that helps clear up some of the confusion around follow up flags. I can understand why it would be confusion coming from Outlook 2003, however with the new flexibility to set different types of flags, Outlook 2007 gives you a lot more control over when you get your reminders.

    ’till next time!
    TNP 😉

    PS. If you want to learn more about the default times, you can look at this Office Online help page – http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/HA012317831033.aspx

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  23. How do you change the default reminder for Events? I know how to change appointments but the default for events is set to 18hrs. You can change it when you save the event but we need to change the default. Please help with this.

  24. To change the default time for follow-up reminders, look 1 section below where Paul (eventually) got to pointing – on Tools, Options – look in the Tasks section of the Preferences tab – change the default task time and, voila, the default time for follow-up reminders is changed.

    EF

  25. Nathan/CLW…

    I have done a little digging around with regard to your question about setting a default reminder time for all day events.

    From what I have gathered reading what a few Outlook MVPs have said, this default time is hard coded into Outlook and can not be changed.

    Whislt it is annoying having that 18 hour reminder as a default, here are a few options to ‘get around it’ – all with variying degress of suitability (and none as simple as changing the default! – but we have already ruled that out)

    1) Don’t set it as an all day event, but maybe a simple 30 minute appointment at the start of the day with the subject “All Day Event – My Birthday” or something similar. That way your default reminder would be 15 minutes.

    2) Keep putting your all day events in, but change the reminder time when put them in your calendar

    3) …hmm can’t really think of any other ideas!

    Hope that helps – I know it isn’t the answer you were wanting!

    TNP

  26. I find that if I set a default reminder for 15 minutes for an appointment, Outlook automatically gives an 18 hour default reminder for any events! Is there a way to tell Outlook one time for appointments and another more usefull reminder time for events?

  27. Nevermind – I just read the full comments all the way to the end and see that the event defaul question has been asked and that there is no way to change that scourge.

  28. P.S. Microsoft help does have a note that says “For all-day events, the default reminder time is 18 hours in advance. Although you can’t change the default for all of the all-day events you create, you can change the reminder time individually on each appointment.”

    However, if you unclick the default setting, all appointments and events default to “None” so that no reminders are sent.

  29. 18 hour reminder bug me too.
    I had a lot of reminders and didn’t know which one had wrong reminders on them and which had good ones. Wanting to keep the all day event, but have good reminders.

    What I just did to track them down and change them is create a new view (copy of the all appointment view) and then set some advanced filtering:
    All Day Event equals Yes
    Remind Beforehand not equals to 720 (which is half a day and what I want)
    Reminder equals Yes

  30. The 18hr default was bugging me too. What I found was, when you are creating a meeting if you double click on a blank day to create the meeting this defaults to an all day event, and thus 18hrs. So you have to change the reminder.

    The alternative is to click on ‘New’ on the toolbar which creates a new calendar item. This method defaults to 15min reminder, but now you have to manurally select the day so you’re not really saving time. But at least there’s no risk of sending a meeting invite with 18hrs and looking like a noob.

  31. edit: actually by selecting the day in the calendar first, then clicking ‘New’ sets it up for that day with a default of 15min. then you don’t have to “manurally” set the date. so simple, yet so … wait, nevermind, just simple.

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  33. On Windows Outlook 2007, when I set a calendar event for all day, the reminder automatically defaults to 18 hours. Is there a way for this to be changed on the default?

  34. How do I change the default reminder for an all day event? It is currently set to 18 hours which means it goes off at strange times.

  35. Hi, This isn’t a fix for the 18 hours thing but its a workaround. It comes in the form of an Outlook macro I have just written – you are all free to use the code below.

    What it does is search your calendar for the next six months of all day appointments only and then sets the notification of them to 0 minutes – Meaning you should get them on your blackberry on the same day.

    Once you copy the code into Outlook I advise you sign it yourself so Outlook can run it with macro security still at a good level and put a macro button in your toolbar – instructions for both are on the sites below. Then you just have to press the macro button in Outlook every day\week and you don’t have to worry about setting an all-day appointment in outlook without changing the notification.

    Hope it helps.

    http://www.howto-outlook.com/howto/selfcert.htm

    http://lifehacker.com/5175347/add-a-gmail+like-archive-button-to-microsoft-outlook

    Sub AllDaySetToZero()

    Dim daStart, daEnd As Date
    Dim oCalendar As Outlook.Folder
    Dim oItems As Outlook.Items
    Dim oItemsInDateRange As Outlook.Items
    Dim oFinalItems As Outlook.Items
    Dim oAppt As Outlook.AppointmentItem
    Dim strRestriction As String
    Dim Debuglog
    Dim CurrentTitle As String

    ‘ PART ONE
    ‘ Set the date range for the appointments query –
    ‘ It is set below to start at todays date and
    ‘ end at todays date + 120 days (or 4 months)
    ‘ You can increase or reduce this based on your PCs performance

    daStart = Format(Date, “mm/dd/yyyy hh:mm AMPM”)
    daEnd = DateAdd(“d”, 120, daStart)
    daEnd = Format(daEnd, “mm/dd/yyyy hh:mm AMPM”)
    Debuglog = “1 Start: ” & daStart
    Debuglog = Debuglog & “, ” & “1 End: ” & daEnd

    ‘ PART TWO
    ‘ Construct a filter for the next 120-day date range.
    strRestriction = “[Start] >= ‘” & daStart _
    & “‘ AND [End] <= ‘” & daEnd & “‘”
    Debuglog = Debuglog & “, ” & “2 ” & strRestriction

    ‘ PART THREE
    ‘ The macro obtains the set of appointment items in the default calendar
    ‘ specified by the current Outlook user profile.

    Set oCalendar = Application.Session.GetDefaultFolder(olFolderCalendar)
    Set oItems = oCalendar.Items

    ‘ PART FOUR
    ‘ To include recurring appointments, sort by using the Start property.
    oItems.IncludeRecurrences = True
    oItems.Sort “[Start]”

    ‘ PART FIVE
    ‘ Restrict the Items collection for the 1110-day date range.
    Set oFinalItems = oItems.Restrict(strRestriction)

    ‘ PART SIX
    ‘ Go through each calendar item remaining in turn
    ‘ If it isn’t a full Day event do nothing
    ‘ If it is set Reminder to 0 Minutes.
    oFinalItems.Sort “[Start]”
    For Each oAppt In oFinalItems
    Debuglog = Debuglog & “, ” & “6 ” & oAppt.Start & “, ” & oAppt.Subject & “, ” & oAppt.ReminderMinutesBeforeStart
    CurrentTitle = oAppt.Subject
    If oAppt.AllDayEvent = False Then
    Else
    oAppt.ReminderMinutesBeforeStart = 0
    oAppt.Save
    End If
    Debuglog = Debuglog & “, ” & “6 ” & oAppt.Start & “, ” & oAppt.Subject & “, ” & oAppt.ReminderMinutesBeforeStart & vbNewLine & vbNewLine
    Next
    Debuglog = “”
    End Sub

  36. Can I revert back to “Debbie’s question of 1-8-2008. I never really saw any answer, if there is one. Does anyone know how to change the default time on the snooze. The default is 5 mins prior to meeting, and when you’re typing along at lightening speed (OK, maybe not), but in any case it’s easy to hit OK in error and if you didn’t actually see the reminder, you’ve basically lost it until 5 minutes prior, which is pretty much useless. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

  37. The Default Reminder pop-up box will not accept my change in frequency of reminders from 30 minutes to other time intervals. I have changed the option to 4 hours and pushed the “Apply” and “OK” buttons but reminders still appear every 30 minutes. When I return to the options menu the desired change appears in the Default Reminder box but the desired frequency for reminders has not actually been applied to the system. What do I need to do to make changes apply?

  38. How do I change the 30-minute intervals on Outlook Calendar to15 minutes for tighter scheduling? Thanks.

  39. Thank you so much for the code to change the reminder time for daily reminders.

    When I tried to run this on Outlook 2003 I got a few errors, so here is a version of the code that works for me. It only modifies appointments that have the reminder time set to 18 hours, and it changes them to have a 12 hour reminder – this will prevent the 6AM alerts from my iPAQ.

    THANK YOU AGAIN. A very helpful bit of code.

    Option Explicit

    Sub SetDailyReminderDurations()

    Dim daStart, daEnd As Date
    Dim oCalendar ‘ As OutlookFolder
    Dim oItems As Outlook.Items
    Dim oItemsInDateRange As Outlook.Items
    Dim oFinalItems As Outlook.Items
    Dim oAppt As Outlook.AppointmentItem
    Dim strRestriction As String
    Dim Debuglog
    Dim CurrentTitle As String

    ‘ PART ONE
    ‘ Set the date range for the appointments query –
    ‘ It is set below to start at todays date and
    ‘ end at todays date + 120 days (or 4 months)
    ‘ You can increase or reduce this based on your PCs performance

    daStart = Format(Date, “mm/dd/yyyy hh:mm AMPM”)
    daEnd = DateAdd(“d”, 120, daStart)
    daEnd = Format(daEnd, “mm/dd/yyyy hh:mm AMPM”)
    Debuglog = “1 Start: ” & daStart
    Debuglog = Debuglog & “, ” & “1 End: ” & daEnd

    ‘ PART TWO
    ‘ Construct a filter for the next 120-day date range.
    strRestriction = “[Start] >= ‘” & daStart _
    & ” ‘ AND [End] <= ‘” & daEnd & ” ‘”
    Debuglog = Debuglog & “, ” & “2 ” & strRestriction

    ‘ PART THREE
    ‘ The macro obtains the set of appointment items in the default calendar
    ‘ specified by the current Outlook user profile.

    Set oCalendar = Application.Session.GetDefaultFolder(olFolderCalendar)
    Set oItems = oCalendar.Items

    ‘ PART FOUR
    ‘ To include recurring appointments, sort by using the Start property.
    oItems.IncludeRecurrences = True
    oItems.Sort “[Start]”

    ‘ PART FIVE
    ‘ Restrict the Items collection for the 1110-day date range.
    Set oFinalItems = oItems.Restrict(strRestriction)

    ‘ PART SIX
    ‘ Go through each calendar item remaining in turn
    ‘ If it isn’t a full Day event do nothing
    ‘ If it is then (if Reminder is set to 18 hours) set Reminder to 12 hours.
    oFinalItems.Sort “[Start]”
    For Each oAppt In oFinalItems
    Debuglog = Debuglog & “, ” & “6 ” & oAppt.Start & “, ” & _
    oAppt.Subject & “, ” & oAppt.ReminderMinutesBeforeStart
    CurrentTitle = oAppt.Subject
    If oAppt.AllDayEvent = False Then
    Else
    ‘ Check if this appointment has an 18 hour reminder, if so change it to 12 hours
    If oAppt.ReminderMinutesBeforeStart = 18 * 60 Then oAppt.ReminderMinutesBeforeStart = 12 * 60
    oAppt.Save
    End If
    Debuglog = Debuglog & “, ” & “6 ” & oAppt.Start & “, ” & _
    oAppt.Subject & “, ” & oAppt.ReminderMinutesBeforeStart & vbNewLine & vbNewLine
    Next oAppt

    Debuglog = “”””

    End Sub

  40. Semi-related question: How can I default new appointments to be all day events? Whenever I add an appointment, the calendar assumes it’s the first half hour of my business day. It’s not a huge chore to click the box for an all-day event. But a huge portion of my events are all day, and relatively few are first thing in the morning. I haven’t found anywhere to change that default. Any advice?

  41. All day playa,
    I am in 2003 so this may or may not work for you.

    If you are looking at the single day view (View ->Day), double click on the Date itself. This will create an all day event. Conversely, if you double-click on a time within the day (which will highlight that 1/2 hour), you should get an appointment that is not flagged as an all day event.

    Also, in any of the views, I believe you can right-click and select either an appoint or an all day event.

    Hope this helps,
    colbymack

  42. Great work StuartR and Pete Tempfix! This is what I was have been looking for. Lets hope the guys in Redmond pick this up and implement a default option the new outlook! (People that aren’t awake by 6am will be happy!)

    BTW I had to change the date format to “mm/dd/yyyy hh:mm”, so without the AMPM, to get the query to limit the fields properly to the specified end date (it was hanging, before).

    Keep up the good work!

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