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Customize Your Calendar

  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows
  • Application: Microsoft Outlook 2007 / 2010

Microsoft Outlook 2007

Starting Your Calendar Work Week on Monday

By default, the Outlook calendar defaults to Sunday as the start of the week. To change your calendar to match a Monday-Friday job schedule:

  1. Select Tools, and then select Options.
  2. Select the Preferences tab.
  3. Select the Calendar Options button.
  4. Next to First Day of Week, select Monday from the pull-down menu.

    Note: In the Calendar work week section you can also make other changes such as selecting workdays to match your schedule, changing the first week of the year, and modifying the start and end times that are shown for each day.

  5. Select the OK button on the two dialog boxes to close them.

Showing Saturday and Sunday in Separate Columns

To show weekend days in separate columns in your Outlook calendar:

  1. Go to the Calendar page in Outlook.
  2. From the View menu, select Month.
  3. Right-click anywhere in the right pane, and then select Other Settings.
  4. Make sure the Compress weekend days checkbox is not selected.

Changing Your Calendar's Time Intervals

You can change the default setting for 30-minute time slots to 5-, 6-, 10-, 15-, or 60-minute time slots.

  1. Go to the Calendar page in Outlook.

  2. Right-click anywhere in the right pane, and then select Other Settings.

  3. Select the time slot you desire from the Time Scale drop-down list.

Microsoft Outlook 2010

Starting Your Calendar Work Week on Monday

By default, the Outlook calendar defaults to Sunday as the start of the week. To change your calendar to match a Monday-Friday job schedule:

  1. Click the File tab and click Options.
  2. Click Calendar.
  3. Next to First Day of Week, select Monday from the pull-down menu.
  4. Click OK to save changes and close window.

Changing Your Calendar's Time Intervals

  1. Go to the Calendar page in Outlook.
  2. Click the View tab.
  3. In the Arrangement group, click Time Scale and then click the grid interval that you want to show in the calendar.

For more information on Microsoft Outlook, visit Microsoft's website.

Last updated August 10, 2012 @ 10:40 am

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