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Outlook 2003 calendar reminders don't work without Outlook being turned on.

Q: Outlook 2003 calendar reminders don't work without Outlook being turned on.

I used to be happy with Works 2002 calendar reminders. They came on at startup without the program being on. Now I have Outlook 2003 and the reminders only work whem the program is on. Does anyone know how to automatically turn them on at startup without the rest of the program.

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A: Outlook 2003 calendar reminders don't work without Outlook being turned on.

outlook needs to be up and running.

drag it into the startup folder, reboot.

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I can't get the popup reminders for the calendars to work. Neither in the Metro calendar nor in Outlook.

I also can't make them synchronize.

Does anyone know?

Do sound alerts exist at all in Windows calendars or just pop ups if any?


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I send invites to lots of all day events from my Outlook 2003 to users who have Outlook 2010. When I send these through I set them to not have reminders set. However, when they get accepted to Outlook 2010, it sets a reminder which means they are being woken up at 11.45pm by reminders for these events. I assume this is a compatibility thing between the two versions? Does anyone have any ideas on this?

This is becoming a real pain for our managers so any assistance that anyone can offer would be appreciated.

Thanks, Stephie

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Is it possible to create an OL Calendar reminder that will be sent to your email in addition to giving a notice in OL? This is for OL 2010.

Like in Gmail Calendar, when you create an event you have the option to send a reminder to your email and/or mobile device.

I do not see anywhere how this is done. I'm I just missing it?

Thanks in advance for any help....

A:Outlook Calendar Reminders

i have not tried this - but it seems it may do what you are asking

and this one is for meetings

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What I'm trying to do is just set an event on the calendar as an appointment and then have a reminder sent to me one week before.

I thought I had set it up but I haven't received any type of reminder (not sure if it will be an email or a popup alert of some kind) for a test that I set up.

The default reminder is set for 15 minutes in Options - Calendar - Calendar options but I know you can change that for each individual appointment that you set up.

So I'm not sure what I did wrong.

Also, how do you access the calendar without having to turn the ToDo bar on which takes up a lot of the screen on the right side?

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Office 2007 - receive message that multiple notifications / reminders are not setup. Unfortunately, none of the solutions proposed helped. Try starting Outlook with the "outlook /cleanreminders" command, and even the "outlook /cleanfreebusy" option, but reminders were still not working.

Any other suggestions??

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First of all, please let me say that I'm happy to have found this group, I have found what I have read very interesting.

Having said that...

I have Outlook 2000 on my Dell Dimension 8200 with Windows XP. I have always wanted my computer to boot with my calendar reminders for the day.

The thing is, (correct me if I'm wrong?) I have always believed that Outlook is resource intensive, so booting and keeping Outlook running would interfere with whatever I'm doing.

My Dell also came with Works 2002, and puts just a calendar reminder in the startup which would work for me, except that I've worked with Outlook first ( and didn't get my reminders till I opened it up )

What I was considering doing was somehow importing my Outlook Calendar to Works, let Works start up with the computer with my reminders... and then just continue to work with Works. ( I will also want to hotsync that with my HanSpring Visor for easy updates )

Would this be the best way to this? Is there an (inexpensive) easier way to do this?

Thank you in advance,

A:Calendar reminders.... Outlook? or Works?

How much RAM do you have?

Outlook uses 8MB I think.
Word and Excel each use 4MB.

That should give you an idea.

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Is there any way you can have the calendar reminders in Microsoft Outlook 2007 working without having the whole program turned on? I'd like for them to work all the time but I don't want the program running constantly. I haven't been able to find a way of doing it.

A:Calendar Reminders in Microsoft Outlook 2007

How about syncing it with your PDA?

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Greetings. In my Outlook, there are 3 annual reminders for which I've recently deleted this year's occurrence. However, I keep getting the reminder pop ups for those 3 events.

Here's the error message I keep getting when I try to delete the reminders. "Cannot open the reminder for this item. The message you specified cannot be found."

At one point, I tried to use the personal folders repair tool, but it didn't work.

Suggestions? Thanks.

A:Outlook: Unable to Delete Calendar Reminders

I can elaborate too much since I am running out the door but try the cleanreminders switch here.

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Everytime I open Outlook 2007 (Dell XPS, Vista HP), I have about 30 calendar items that show up in the reminder section. Even though they are weeks old, and I tell it to dismiss all (which it does), the next time I open Outlook, all 30 reappear. The only way for me to stop this is to open the item and delete it, which is not a option as this is my work and those past appts are necessary to have saved. Also, everyday that I have calendar items are added to the list and I'm sure will get up into the hundreds before long. This is happening on both my desktop and HP laptop running the same OS and outlook version. Thanks in advance for any help if someone knows and is having the same issue.

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Thought to ask here as I want something reputable. Thanks...dano

A:Anyone know of a free basic desktop calendar with daily reminders similar to Outlook?

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We are using Exchange Server
Some staff in our executive branch have brand new laptops (lucky guys) with Office 2007[Of07]. They are creating calendars which need to be shared with other employees, most of which are running only Outlook 2003 [OL03].

Calendar(s) are made, and invites sent for specific calendars to specific groups of users.
IE: Regional Sales Mgr. creates several supplemental "events" calenders he wants to share with his different teams.
---Default, Corporate, Dist1, Dist2, Dist3, Region
---DistGrp1, DistGrp2, DistGrp3
---Dist1 calender --> DistGrp1
---Dist2 calendar --> DistGrp2
---Dist3 calendar --> DistGrp3
---Region --> DistGrp1, DistGrp2, DistGrp3

All OL03 users get an email with a link to Microsoft explaining how to open shared calendars. Off07 users get the icon to click and open specified calendar.

OL03 user then follows MS instructions, and pulls up the Off07 user's default calendar, with no option to open or even locate any other calender.

Is there something lacking here? Anyone have any work-a-rounds for OL03 users to open a shared calendar (other than the default or main calendar) of an OFF07 user?

Thank you.

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Ive got an Outlook 2003 using Boss and a Outlook 2002 using Assistant who are having issues with sharing their calendar. The assistant is inputting appointment data into her bosses Outlook 2003 Calendar.

The issue is : The 2002 user puts in a whole day appointment on a given day (say 10/10/2004). When she opens her bosses 2003 calendar, the same appointment is still a whole day, but it stretches across 2 days (in this case 10/10/2004 and 11/10/2004). Both users use common Regional Settings (Australia).

Outlook 2002 user is at Office XP SP3.
Outlook 2003 user is at Office 2003 Pro SP1
Exchange Server 2000 (sp unknown)

Anyone have any ideas for me?

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Windows 7 pro using Microsoft office suite 2003. The outlook email and calendar application of that office suite worked fine for both separate logged in users of this desktop pc. After user two incorrectly entered a calendar reminder that appears blank and the recurrence symbol shows the diagonal line through the re-occurrence symbol, the bad entry could not be deleted. When that date arrived, as outlook checked for any reminders, the program immediately locked up and insisted it be closed. The user number one has no problem at all with their calendar or email using the same outlook email/calendar program. How can this "false" entry in user two's calendar be deleted without losing all other entries for future recurring or single calendar reminder events? The program itself will not allow the entry to be opened or deleted since it immediately closes when checking for reminders.

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We are using Exchange Server 2010.

Some staff are using Outlook 2007. They are creating calendars which need to be shared with other employees, most of which are running only Outlook 2003.

All Outlook 2003 users get an email with a link to Microsoft explaining how to open shared calendars. Off07 users get the icon to click and open specified calendar.

Outlook 2003 user then follows MS instructions, and pulls up the Outlook 2007 user's default calendar, then they get this message "Unable to display the folder. The Calendar folder could not be found".

Is there something lacking here? Anyone have any work-a-rounds for Outlook 2003 users to open a shared calendar of an Outlook 2007 user?

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The follow up reminders I that I enter on sent mail do not show up on the pop up Reminders window.The Reminders window does however show reminders for Inbox,Calender and Tasks. Can you please help me to get the follow up reminders for sent mail into the Reminder window?

A:Outlook 2003 Sent Reminders

Reminders only work in the Inbox e-mail folder. They do not work in other folders.

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I have a user here are work and his reminders for calendar appointments are not working. I have tried to repair, reinstall, and download the available updates for Office 2003. None of this has resolved the issue. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Outlook 2003 Reminders

Had same with one of my users... under start/run type outlook /cleanreminders
worked on our machine.

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You know that reminder window that comes up when an appointment or task is due? I like this feature but one thing I dont like about it is. I dont know how many times I have clicked snooze for 1 hour and in the next five minutes I would love to view that reminder window again. Is there some way I can make it come up again... before the 1 hour snooze is up?


A:outlook 2003 reminders

have you tried clicking on : view>reminders window?

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Dismissing reminders in Outlook.
I have a reminder in Outlook 2003 and I cannot delete. It opens on my screen constantly.

When I click Dismiss this is the message I get. Cannot Turn Off Reminder. One or more values are not valid.

I have tried /cleanreminders startup switch and also recreate profile twice. It works fine for about a month and then it's stops dismissing again. This is the third time. What else can I do beside reinstalling Outlook? Tried detect and repair. Outlook 2003 SP2
Any known issues?

A:Dismissing reminders in Outlook 2003

Can anyone help me with this?

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Hi there,

Over the last few weeks I've noticed that Birthdays (although displayed in my Calender) are no longer coming up on my reminders.

Is there anywhere on Outlook that controls "all birthdays" where I may be able to check to see if reminders have been turned off?

Also, is there a way I can make ALL Birthday's Purple as they are white at the mo.



A:Outlook 2003 - Birthday Reminders

Hi gavininskip

Open one of the Birthday Events and select Open the Series.
On the right there should be a label field, my Birthday label is purple.
At the bottom is the Categories field where you can select Birthday, as well.

After Saving your changes, you should be able to view the Birthday Events by Category using:
View > Arrange by > Current View > Events or > By Category
If the Birthday event is showing a check mark in the Reminder field, but not reminding you, you may need to reset the reminders using a command switch to start Outlook

Outlook Calendar and Task reminders do not appear as expected

Using Outlook Command lines
Let us know if that works for you or not.

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I am using a Blackberry and I recently sync'ed it up to outlook on my computer. After doing that I stated to get a reminder of a task that was from a couple of years ago and I couldn't delete it. Starting outlook with the "/cleanreminders" switch got rid of that problem but now the reminder service won't start. When I start Outlook I get the message "cannot start the reminder service. Unable to show reminders". Everything else seems to work fine. I went to Microsoft's web site and found a reference to the problem. They suggested downloading SP2 for Outlook. I did but it seems to have no effect. I use the reminder service A LOT so this is a pretty big issue for me. Nothing I do seems to make any difference.

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Hi everyone,

Just started using Outlook 2003. I imported ICalendar files from my Google calendar which included recurring events.

I noticed that recurring event reminders are not popping up. I tried creating a new reminder, thinking maybe the imported items were the issue. No pop up. If I create a one-time event, I get the reminder without issue.

I have found several forums with people complaining of this issue. I have tried all the suggested fixes (and I've seen on other forums that these fixes sometimes don't work for people as they didn't for me). Here's what I've tried to no avail:

1) Detect and repair
2) Cleanreminders switch
3) Resetfolders switch
4) Confirmed that popup display is checked.

I've resorted to dragging the calendar items into "tasks" and getting my reminders that way. Recurring tasks DO popup as they should as do, again, single-event reminders on the calendar. Birthdays, recurring appt's, etc. are a no go, though.

I'm about ready to go back to Google Calendar with GMinder! Ack!

I'm using Outlook 2003, Windows 7 on an HP desktop.

Thanks in advance for any help!

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Hello All,

i was directed here as my resident office guru is off ill today, so hopefully you can help with a first time poster.

Situation: i need to send a mail to someone. after ive sent it, i want it to be highlighted in the recipients mail box as red. i also need it to remind both of us to 'follow up' at certain times. if the mail is sent anytime before 1.30pm, i need it to remind both parties 3 hours after sending. if it is sent post 1.30pm, i need a reminder sent at 4pm only. if the email isn't replied to, i need the reminder to pop up once again the next day at 10am, and every day after that for 4 days.

Problem: i know how to flag mails, i know how to highlight mails with specific conditions (but only in my mailbox). i dont know how to send a mail with a recurring reminder or how to change the colour so it shows in the recipients mailbox. And i cannot send a meeting request if anyone was thinking that might be easier.

so, any takers? its abit of an ask but i thought you guys and girls may be able to help.

many thanks

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I've been moving between 2 computers - one running vista, the other xp.
When I moved outlook from the xp machine to the vista machine, I encountered several problems on the vista machine.

The big one right now is that, while all my tasks are there, and the overdue ones show up nicely,
it is empty and should have the overdue items.

Can someone help me please?

A:outlook 2003 - reminders window is empty

Have you tried starting Outlook with the \cleanreminders switch?Close Outlook and Go to Start > Run and enter outlook /cleanreminders

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Hi, ive been getting some error messages on one the laptops in work, it happens in outlook, when a repeat reminder comes up an error message appears, it says something like

"cannot turn off the reminder. you may be reminded again. the function cannot be performed because the message has been changed."

Ive tried doing the command outlook| cleanreminders but that has had no effect.

For your info its oulook 2003 running on microsoft exhange server 2000 sp3.

Also the outlook service stopped working the other day because the information store was full however this has since been repaired and everything else seems to be running properly.

Has anyone seen this before?

A:Error message for reminders with outlook 2003

Set or remove reminders

Turn confirmation messages on or off

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Hi! The recurring event reminders in Outlook 2000, running under Windows 2000, work only occasionally.

I've noticed that when I open "Open the series" of an event, there IS a check in the Reminder box. BUT, when I open "Open this occurrence", there is NO CHECK in the Reminder box.

I've run /cleanreminders until I'm blue-in-the-face; run the Detect and Repair tool; and even reinstalled Outlook, but it doesn't seem to help.

I do run a program called Remind-Me, from Beiley Software, which synchronizes with Outlook.

Any ideas? Thanks!!

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I just imported my outlook data file which was used with Outlook 2002 on my old pc, into Outlook 2007 on my new pc.

But, all the reminders that i have set up are not popping up.. only new reminders that I create are popping up.

Can anyone help?

Many thanks.

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does anyone know an easier way to insert dates on the outlook 2003 calendar that run on the same day at the same time every week all year long? it doesnt let me jus copy and paste with the labels and descriptions in tact, and i no there has to be an easier way.

A:outlook 2003 calendar

I think you need to set up a recurring series. Open a new appointment, then go to Actions > Recurrence, and set up how you want the appt to recur.

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We have just created a resource calendar for a training room. The appointment comes ok, but when I reply I get the following e-mail message:
"Your message with the subject "Read: Testing out the Training Calendar" was not a valid message to be processed by this resource."

Any help would be appreciated.


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I would like to know if I can configure my Outlook 2003 Calendar so I can make a queue of tasks and then drag specific tasks into the calendar. I know how to generate a task list and I know how to create "appointments" in the calendar, but I can't seem to view both the task list and calendar at the same time. I'm trying create a scheduling system for our landscape company without having to invest in expensive software. We do not need a robust system, just one that we can have the crews view and access information attached to their specific "appointment". Does anyone have ideas?

A:Outlook 2003 Calendar

I am not sure about Outlook 2003, but in 2007 you can view your tasks right next to your calendar by clicking view > to do bar. You can also drag tasks to the calendar, but since you can set reminders in your tasks why bother? Do you have an Exchange Server or is this seperate standalone instances of Outlook? Access is great as a personal organizer, but I think it falls short in a lot of ways as a scheduling application. There are far better tools out there to do scheduling.

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I feel like an idiot - I was trying to cancel an occurence of a recurring meeting in outlook 2003, however instead of hitting cancel meeting I hit delete which removed the meeting from my calendar. It is currently sitting in my deleted items folder. Is there a way to restore this meeting to my calendar? Also the cancel meeting button is greyed out however no cancellation has been sent.

Can anyone help me figure out how to get this meeting back into my calendar where I can cancel it properly so that it sends a cancellation?


A:Outlook 2003 calendar help

Welcome to the forum.

Drag the deleted item back to the calendar icon to restore it.

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How do I stop the Reminders from popping up every time I log in? At least 10 appear each time, regardless of whether I cancel them or not. Example: 'Tara's Birthday: 33 weeks overdue'. I use Outlook Connector to tie Outlook to my MSN mailbox.

A:Outlook 2003 Calendar

What happens if you uncheck Reminder for the appointment?

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I have just installed MS Office 2003. I want a second calendar not connected to my work calendar.

How can I do this?

Thanks, Mary

A:Second Calendar Outlook 2003

New / Folder
Give it the name you want
Folder Contains: Calendar Items
For where, have it at the top level

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Hi - I've got a problem when i go to print other peoples calendars in Outlook 2003. I can print mine fine, however, when I print someone elses (I have owner permission on their calendars) , an error message appears saying :
The messaging interface has returned an unknown error.
I've tried the latest office sp2 update, detect and repair. a little bit lost - can any one help ta!

A:Outlook 2003 Calendar Error

Did you get an answer?

I have this same issue and was needing help too!


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I have recently upgraded to Microsoft Office 2003 Teachers and Students Edition. After doing a little research on the Microsoft forum and the TSG forum I was able to find my previous calendar and address books from Outlook 2000 and transfer them so that they are accessible within Outlook 2003. However, I have been unable to import or copy all of my calendar events to the main calendar within Outlook 2003. I do not want to have two calendars within Outlook 2003 since I am also trying to sync the information with my Windows Mobile device. Can anyone tell me how to import the information from one calendar to the next so I can delete the old one?

Thanks for your help.

A:Importing calendar in Outlook 2003

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On an PC running XP Professional, I have an weekly appointment in the Calendar of Outlook 2003 which contains SQL code. When in the calendar it looks fine, yet when i copy and paste it into the program which will run the SQL, the apostrophe's turn into black oblongs.

If i copy the SQL code into Word 2007 it is fine, and then into the SQL program it remains fine.

If i copy the code from the original email then it remains fine.

I have ensured that Word, my default email editor, isn't using the "smart quotes" option.

This didn't happen when i was using Outlook 2000 or Outlook 2007.

Any idea's? It's just a pain to be copying the code into word before pasting it to be run.

Thanks, Dannage

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I have contacts and calendar entries in Outlook 2003.
I set up a separate identity to synch contacts to my Nokia 6260 cell phone.
You see, I do not want my normal contact list from my desktop on my phone.
So, i have successfully synched the proper contact list. The problem is that
I want the calendar from my normal desktop identity to synch to my cell
phone. How do i change which calendar is attached to the contact list that i
am using?

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I have someone getting the following error:

Canít open this item. The operation failed. An object could not be found.
Does anybody know the fix for this??


A:Outlook 2003 Calendar Problem

Hi, pgasco. They're getting this error when they try to open their calendar or a shared calendar? Also, are you running exchange, and is there a specific number w.the error msg?

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At work I use a calendar in Outlook 2007 and love it. It is set up like a standard monthly calendar (Sunday through Saturday). At home I have Outlook 2003 and the monthly calendar starts with Monday and ends with Saturday and Sunday split. Is there any way to have the standard calendar view in my Outlook 2003.

I am not very experienced so, if this is possible, please keep directions simple.

Thank you in advance.

A:Calendar in Outlook 2003 & 2007

I seem to remember an obscurity about this. Try setting a 24 hour clock rather than a 12 hour clock. It works for printing ...

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I would like to send a view of one week of my Calendar to a friend by email. I should be able to tick 'Forward' in 'Actions', but I cannot find a way to select the week in question first,so 'Forward' remains unhighighted and I am stuck. If I cannot just forward it, is there some way of saving the week view to file?

A:Solved: Ms Outlook 2003 Calendar

Try using the "Print Screen" button on the keyboard and pasting that into the body of the e-mail.

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I use Outlook 2003 and I am having a weird issue with it; it is something that came up totally out of the blue. In my Calendar (I always have it set on the monthly view that shows all the days of the month and appointments at a single glance) most of (and I cannot see the pattern as to which ones have changed and which have not) the appointments I entered are still on the day I put them on BUT they ALSO span across that day and back another day and the notice now has a black clock icon on each side of the appointment. I have no idea what caused it or how to fix it. I've closed and reopened Outlook and I have even restarted the computer to no avail. Does anyone have an idea what happened and more importantly how to change it back to the way it was before?

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I have XP Pro running on my machine. I also have Office 2003 Pro installed on it. My Exchange Server is 5.5 on Windows 2000 server

I am trying to print a calendar located in my Public Folders, but I receive an error:

"This folder cannont be opened because there is a configuration problem on the server. Contact your Microsoft Exchange Server Administrator for assistance"

I tried to Google this issue and went to Microsofts website, but I could not find anything. Can anyone help? Thanks in advance.

A:Outlook 2003 Pro - Calendar printing

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Does anyone know how to print a monthly calendar that includes all the entries on each day, not just the first 5. In the Palm calendar, the extra entries are printed on a second page. There must be a way ....

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Suddenly all of my "all day" events in Outlook 2003 Calendar - birthdays, anniversaries and a few others, appear on the actual day and the following day as well. Does anyone know why this might have happened and how to get rid of the erroneous extra events?

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Good afternoon-

We have an outside consultant that is working with our company who connects to our network wirelessly but does not join up with the domain. He needs to keep his laptop separate from our domain. He is using Outlook 2003. His e-mail address a POP3 e-mail from a different domain. Is there a way to share his calendar out so that people within our network can see what he has scheduled? When I tried to share his calendar out to someone in our company, it just said the his profile was not configured for that. Is there something that he would need to change on his mail server for this to work?

A:Sharing a calendar in Outlook 2003


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My Outlook 2003 calendar is not appearing accurately when others are booking meetings.

The calendar is appearing open nothing booked, when I am actually fully booked.

I am using Windows XP.

Any help would be appreciated.

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