Appointment Reminders - Outlook 2007


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Gail

I typically make notes during the course of a day about activities that I've
completed and how my time was spent to log billable and non-billable hours
appropriately, especially in those spaces between actual scheduled meetings,
which makes it much easier for me to complete my timesheets at the end of the
week. In Outlook 2003 this worked very well, sort of like a note pad it just
accepted the entries, which I liked very much. However, in Outlook 2007
whenever I make an entry in a timeframe that has passed, it now gives me an
overdue appointment reminder. This is highly annoying. Does it no longer
understand that new calendar entries during timeframes that have passed are
not actual appointments? or have I missed a switch somewhere that would
turn off this function?

Thanks for any help,

Gail
 
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Diane Poremsky [MVP]

G

Gail

Diane,

Thank you for the response. I know those are always options - but neither
is really a good solution from my perspective (particularly when it was
working properly <again, my point of view> in the previous version). I
certainly want a default reminder for actual 'appointments' that are entered
for future dates/times without having to open the appointment window and set
the reminder, and the idea of opening up an appointment window just so that I
can turn off the reminder is no timesaver - might just as well continue to
dismiss the overdue reminder. I thought (hoped) maybe there was a switch
somewhere that I had just missed.

Thanks for your time -

Gail

Diane Poremsky said:
You need to turn off reminders globally or on the appointment at the time
you make it.

--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]
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Outlook 2007: http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/ol2007/



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Gail said:
I typically make notes during the course of a day about activities that
I've
completed and how my time was spent to log billable and non-billable hours
appropriately, especially in those spaces between actual scheduled
meetings,
which makes it much easier for me to complete my timesheets at the end of
the
week. In Outlook 2003 this worked very well, sort of like a note pad it
just
accepted the entries, which I liked very much. However, in Outlook 2007
whenever I make an entry in a timeframe that has passed, it now gives me
an
overdue appointment reminder. This is highly annoying. Does it no
longer
understand that new calendar entries during timeframes that have passed
are
not actual appointments? or have I missed a switch somewhere that would
turn off this function?

Thanks for any help,

Gail
 
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Diane Poremsky [MVP]

They changed the behavior from Outlook 2003. I don't recall the reasoning-
if it was intentional or the result of other changes they made. It may be
possible to use VBA to check the date when saving a new appointment and
remove the reminder - I never looked into it.

--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]
Need Help with Common Tasks? http://www.outlook-tips.net/beginner/
Outlook 2007: http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/ol2007/



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Gail said:
Diane,

Thank you for the response. I know those are always options - but
neither
is really a good solution from my perspective (particularly when it was
working properly <again, my point of view> in the previous version). I
certainly want a default reminder for actual 'appointments' that are
entered
for future dates/times without having to open the appointment window and
set
the reminder, and the idea of opening up an appointment window just so
that I
can turn off the reminder is no timesaver - might just as well continue to
dismiss the overdue reminder. I thought (hoped) maybe there was a switch
somewhere that I had just missed.

Thanks for your time -

Gail

Diane Poremsky said:
You need to turn off reminders globally or on the appointment at the time
you make it.

--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]
Need Help with Common Tasks? http://www.outlook-tips.net/beginner/
Outlook 2007: http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/ol2007/



Exchange Messaging Outlook newsletter:
(e-mail address removed)




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Gail said:
I typically make notes during the course of a day about activities that
I've
completed and how my time was spent to log billable and non-billable
hours
appropriately, especially in those spaces between actual scheduled
meetings,
which makes it much easier for me to complete my timesheets at the end
of
the
week. In Outlook 2003 this worked very well, sort of like a note pad
it
just
accepted the entries, which I liked very much. However, in Outlook
2007
whenever I make an entry in a timeframe that has passed, it now gives
me
an
overdue appointment reminder. This is highly annoying. Does it no
longer
understand that new calendar entries during timeframes that have passed
are
not actual appointments? or have I missed a switch somewhere that
would
turn off this function?

Thanks for any help,

Gail
 

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