how do I add Public or Bank Holidays into my Outlook Calendar?


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Guest

I have added the Christmas day, and boxing day information from the uk
calendar, but want to know how to add the public or bank holidays, e.g.
Monday 27th December and Tuesday 28th December.
 
M

Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]

What version of Outlook? Outlook 2002 and 2003 should have these holidays
for the specific country already included in the Holidays file. However,
see this page for other options:
http://www.slipstick.com/calendar/holidays.htm

--
Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]

Post all replies to the group to keep the discussion intact. Due to
the (insert latest virus name here) virus, all mail sent to my personal
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After furious head scratching, Martyn asked:

| I have added the Christmas day, and boxing day information from the uk
| calendar, but want to know how to add the public or bank holidays,
| e.g. Monday 27th December and Tuesday 28th December.
 
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G

Guest

Thanks very much for your reply Milly, (It is actually Outlook 2002 I am using)
I have looked at the links and now at least think I understand what is going
on.
The outlook.hol text file holds all the holiday dates and descriptions - and
these UK Bank Holidays are missing from it. See below for further details on
this and how to do it.

I have now manually updated the bank holiday details below into my
outlook.hol file.

The main issue now is what happens when we get to the year 2006 as my
holiday info only goes up to the end of the year 2005???
Will there be an updated file to download from Microsoft???
If there is, it will need to be available pretty soon.

Kind Regards,
Martyn.


UK bank holidays missing

Jacob Busby, an alert participant in our Outlook users discussion forum
(http://groups.yahoo.com/group/outlook-users/), noticed that the Outlook 2000
holidays update from Microsoft's web site left something out -- bank holidays
for the United Kingdom. These are the official holidays declared when
Christmas or Boxing Day (Dec. 26) fall on a weekend. The missing holidays
are:

Bank Holiday in lieu of Christmas,2004/12/27
Bank Holiday in lieu of Boxing Day,2004/12/28
Bank Holiday in lieu of Christmas,2005/12/27
Bank Holiday in lieu of New Years Day,2005/1/3
Bank Holiday in lieu of New Years Day,2006/1/2

If you want to doctor your own Outlook.txt file to include these holidays,
look for it at C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\1033\Outlook.txt (or
in the appropriate path for your Office installation). In the section for
[United Kingdom], add the five dates above. Also change the section header
from from "[United Kingdom] <x>" to:

[United Kingdom] <x+5>

where <x> is the number of holidays for the UK previously in this file and
<x+5> is the number of holidays after this change has been made.

Many thanks to Jacob for sharing this information! To get the updated
holidays download for Outlook 2000 or other dates you can load into Outlook,
see http://www.slipstick.com/addins/calendar.htm#dates .


Milly Staples said:
What version of Outlook? Outlook 2002 and 2003 should have these holidays
for the specific country already included in the Holidays file. However,
see this page for other options:
http://www.slipstick.com/calendar/holidays.htm

--Â
Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]

Post all replies to the group to keep the discussion intact. Due to
the (insert latest virus name here) virus, all mail sent to my personal
account will be deleted without reading.

After furious head scratching, Martyn asked:

| I have added the Christmas day, and boxing day information from the uk
| calendar, but want to know how to add the public or bank holidays,
| e.g. Monday 27th December and Tuesday 28th December.
 
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G

Guest

Martyn said:
Thanks very much for your reply Milly, (It is actually Outlook 2002 I am using)
I have looked at the links and now at least think I understand what is going
on.
The outlook.hol text file holds all the holiday dates and descriptions - and
these UK Bank Holidays are missing from it. See below for further details on
this and how to do it.

I have now manually updated the bank holiday details below into my
outlook.hol file.

The main issue now is what happens when we get to the year 2006 as my
holiday info only goes up to the end of the year 2005???
Will there be an updated file to download from Microsoft???
If there is, it will need to be available pretty soon.

Kind Regards,
Martyn.


UK bank holidays missing

Jacob Busby, an alert participant in our Outlook users discussion forum
(http://groups.yahoo.com/group/outlook-users/), noticed that the Outlook 2000
holidays update from Microsoft's web site left something out -- bank holidays
for the United Kingdom. These are the official holidays declared when
Christmas or Boxing Day (Dec. 26) fall on a weekend. The missing holidays
are:

Bank Holiday in lieu of Christmas,2004/12/27
Bank Holiday in lieu of Boxing Day,2004/12/28
Bank Holiday in lieu of Christmas,2005/12/27
Bank Holiday in lieu of New Years Day,2005/1/3
Bank Holiday in lieu of New Years Day,2006/1/2

If you want to doctor your own Outlook.txt file to include these holidays,
look for it at C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\1033\Outlook.txt (or
in the appropriate path for your Office installation). In the section for
[United Kingdom], add the five dates above. Also change the section header
from from "[United Kingdom] <x>" to:

[United Kingdom] <x+5>

where <x> is the number of holidays for the UK previously in this file and
<x+5> is the number of holidays after this change has been made.

Many thanks to Jacob for sharing this information! To get the updated
holidays download for Outlook 2000 or other dates you can load into Outlook,
see http://www.slipstick.com/addins/calendar.htm#dates .


Milly Staples said:
What version of Outlook? Outlook 2002 and 2003 should have these holidays
for the specific country already included in the Holidays file. However,
see this page for other options:
http://www.slipstick.com/calendar/holidays.htm

--Â
Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]

Post all replies to the group to keep the discussion intact. Due to
the (insert latest virus name here) virus, all mail sent to my personal
account will be deleted without reading.

After furious head scratching, Martyn asked:

| I have added the Christmas day, and boxing day information from the uk
| calendar, but want to know how to add the public or bank holidays,
| e.g. Monday 27th December and Tuesday 28th December.
 

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