Calendar reminder symbol missing in Outlook 2007


C

Cmnsol

A VP at our company just asked me how to get the calendar reminder "bell"
icon back on his calendar appointments. In 2003, you see the bell on any
appointment that has a reminder. It's missing in 2007. How can this be
added back?

Thanks
Carmen
 
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Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]

It is now only available in a table view.

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Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]

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After furious head scratching, Cmnsol asked:

| A VP at our company just asked me how to get the calendar reminder
| "bell" icon back on his calendar appointments. In 2003, you see the
| bell on any appointment that has a reminder. It's missing in 2007.
| How can this be added back?
|
| Thanks
| Carmen
 
C

Cmnsol

thanks Milly. Any idea why this was removed from the normal day/week/month
view?

thanks
Carmen
 
M

Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]

I don't work for Microsoft.

--
Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]

Post all replies to the group to keep the discussion intact.
How to ask a question:
http://support.microsoft.com/KB/555375


After furious head scratching, Cmnsol asked:

| thanks Milly. Any idea why this was removed from the normal
| day/week/month view?
|
| thanks
| Carmen
|
| "Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]" wrote:
|
|| It is now only available in a table view.
||
|| --
|| Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]
||
|| Post all replies to the group to keep the discussion intact.
|| How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/KB/555375
||
||
|| After furious head scratching, Cmnsol asked:
||
||| A VP at our company just asked me how to get the calendar reminder
||| "bell" icon back on his calendar appointments. In 2003, you see the
||| bell on any appointment that has a reminder. It's missing in 2007.
||| How can this be added back?
|||
||| Thanks
||| Carmen
 
S

Simon

Well would someone that does work for Microsoft please put the icon back. I
totally rely on it as I receive meeting notices from external companies and
they quite often lose the reminder setting - particularly if they use Lotus.

I don't get the 'clutter' argument - they kept the private, re-occur and
attachment icons, what was the issue with the bell?
 
D

Diane Poremsky [MVP]

Microsoft is aware of the complaints. I don't expect it back in 2007 though.

Not all appointments are recurring, private or have attachments - the icon
is helpful. meetings can (usually) be identified by the subject so that icon
was axed - and reminders are turned of or on by default for all new items,
so they determined that icon could go.


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Simon said:
Well would someone that does work for Microsoft please put the icon back.
I
totally rely on it as I receive meeting notices from external companies
and
they quite often lose the reminder setting - particularly if they use
Lotus.

I don't get the 'clutter' argument - they kept the private, re-occur and
attachment icons, what was the issue with the bell?

Milly Staples said:
I don't work for Microsoft.

--Â
Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]

Post all replies to the group to keep the discussion intact.
How to ask a question:
http://support.microsoft.com/KB/555375


After furious head scratching, Cmnsol asked:

| thanks Milly. Any idea why this was removed from the normal
| day/week/month view?
|
| thanks
| Carmen
|
| "Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]" wrote:
|
|| It is now only available in a table view.
||
|| --
|| Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]
||
|| Post all replies to the group to keep the discussion intact.
|| How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/KB/555375
||
||
|| After furious head scratching, Cmnsol asked:
||
||| A VP at our company just asked me how to get the calendar reminder
||| "bell" icon back on his calendar appointments. In 2003, you see the
||| bell on any appointment that has a reminder. It's missing in 2007.
||| How can this be added back?
|||
||| Thanks
||| Carmen
 
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Simon

I know you don't work for Microsoft and appreciate that you're just telling
us lower life-forms what you know but their attitude is awful. They have to
put it back. Simple as that.

Diane Poremsky said:
Microsoft is aware of the complaints. I don't expect it back in 2007 though.

Not all appointments are recurring, private or have attachments - the icon
is helpful. meetings can (usually) be identified by the subject so that icon
was axed - and reminders are turned of or on by default for all new items,
so they determined that icon could go.


--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]





EMO - a weekly newsletter about Outlook and Exchange:
(e-mail address removed)

You can access this newsgroup by visiting
http://www.microsoft.com/office/community/en-us/default.mspx or point your
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Simon said:
Well would someone that does work for Microsoft please put the icon back.
I
totally rely on it as I receive meeting notices from external companies
and
they quite often lose the reminder setting - particularly if they use
Lotus.

I don't get the 'clutter' argument - they kept the private, re-occur and
attachment icons, what was the issue with the bell?

Milly Staples said:
I don't work for Microsoft.

--Â
Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]

Post all replies to the group to keep the discussion intact.
How to ask a question:
http://support.microsoft.com/KB/555375


After furious head scratching, Cmnsol asked:

| thanks Milly. Any idea why this was removed from the normal
| day/week/month view?
|
| thanks
| Carmen
|
| "Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]" wrote:
|
|| It is now only available in a table view.
||
|| --
|| Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]
||
|| Post all replies to the group to keep the discussion intact.
|| How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/KB/555375
||
||
|| After furious head scratching, Cmnsol asked:
||
||| A VP at our company just asked me how to get the calendar reminder
||| "bell" icon back on his calendar appointments. In 2003, you see the
||| bell on any appointment that has a reminder. It's missing in 2007.
||| How can this be added back?
|||
||| Thanks
||| Carmen
 
M

Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]

No, actually they don't have to put it back. If enough users ask for it,
they may consider it for the next version but there is nothing that says
that they have to do anything with their software.

Just a simple observation.

--
Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]

Post all replies to the group to keep the discussion intact.
How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/KB/555375


After furious head scratching, Simon asked:

| I know you don't work for Microsoft and appreciate that you're just
| telling us lower life-forms what you know but their attitude is
| awful. They have to put it back. Simple as that.
|
| "Diane Poremsky [MVP]" wrote:
|
|| Microsoft is aware of the complaints. I don't expect it back in 2007
|| though.
||
|| Not all appointments are recurring, private or have attachments -
|| the icon is helpful. meetings can (usually) be identified by the
|| subject so that icon was axed - and reminders are turned of or on by
|| default for all new items, so they determined that icon could go.
||
||
|| --
|| Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]
||
||
||
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|| ||| Well would someone that does work for Microsoft please put the icon
||| back. I
||| totally rely on it as I receive meeting notices from external
||| companies and
||| they quite often lose the reminder setting - particularly if they
||| use Lotus.
|||
||| I don't get the 'clutter' argument - they kept the private,
||| re-occur and attachment icons, what was the issue with the bell?
|||
||| "Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]" wrote:
|||
|||| I don't work for Microsoft.
||||
|||| --Â
|||| Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]
||||
|||| Post all replies to the group to keep the discussion intact.
|||| How to ask a question:
|||| http://support.microsoft.com/KB/555375
||||
||||
|||| After furious head scratching, Cmnsol asked:
||||
||||| thanks Milly. Any idea why this was removed from the normal
||||| day/week/month view?
|||||
||||| thanks
||||| Carmen
|||||
||||| "Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]" wrote:
|||||
|||||| It is now only available in a table view.
||||||
|||||| --
|||||| Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]
||||||
|||||| Post all replies to the group to keep the discussion intact.
|||||| How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/KB/555375
||||||
||||||
|||||| After furious head scratching, Cmnsol asked:
||||||
||||||| A VP at our company just asked me how to get the calendar
||||||| reminder "bell" icon back on his calendar appointments. In
||||||| 2003, you see the bell on any appointment that has a reminder.
||||||| It's missing in 2007. How can this be added back?
|||||||
||||||| Thanks
||||||| Carmen
 
M

MM

Annoys me too.
I thought of an alternative. If you right click a meeting in Day view, you
can select automatic formatting and you can set a rule with a condition. I
did not yet figure out the exact rule but it will change the color of
meetings with a reminder.
 
D

Diane Poremsky [MVP]

This works only if you haven't assigned a category to the item.
http://www.slipstick.com/emo/2008/up080821.htm#2

http://www.outlook-tips.net/beginner/showreminders.htm creates a view that
shows items without reminders so you can set reminders - you can use these
fields in an autoformatting rule to highlight items.

--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]





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Kris

I also find the fact that the icon is missing extremely agitating. I have no
idea whether there is a reminder unless i open the item. It's probably the
most important features and now it's gone. And no, i can't use categories
because i already use them for other things.

Things like this are the reason Microsoft is loosing ground to much more
innovative and plugged-in companies like Google.

Kris

Diane Poremsky said:
This works only if you haven't assigned a category to the item.
http://www.slipstick.com/emo/2008/up080821.htm#2

http://www.outlook-tips.net/beginner/showreminders.htm creates a view that
shows items without reminders so you can set reminders - you can use these
fields in an autoformatting rule to highlight items.

--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]





EMO - a weekly newsletter about Outlook and Exchange:
(e-mail address removed)

You can access this newsgroup by visiting
http://www.microsoft.com/office/community/en-us/default.mspx or point your
newsreader to msnews.microsoft.com.


MM said:
Annoys me too.
I thought of an alternative. If you right click a meeting in Day view, you
can select automatic formatting and you can set a rule with a condition. I
did not yet figure out the exact rule but it will change the color of
meetings with a reminder.
 

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