Reminders DUE IN xx DAYS


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adutchman

I am experiencing an issue with Reminders in Outlook 2007 calendaring. Our
mail server is Exchange 2003.

Here is the scenario that I am able to duplicate.
On Monday I create an appointment for Friday at 1:00 pm. I set the reminder
to "TWO DAYS" so that I should get a reminder pop up on Wednesday.

I startup Outlook 2007 on Wednesday and a reminder pops up saything that I
have an appointment on Friday at 1:00 pm. On this screen is a table with two
columns: "Subject" and "Due in".

I expected my "Due in" value to be "2 Days", but it shows "1 Day". If I
close the reminder and then move my appointment, a new reminder pops up, but
the "Due in" value is always 1 day short.

Does anyone else have the same problem? Does anyone know why the "Due in"
value is always 1 day short.

NOTE: Once we get within 24 hours of the scheduled date and time, then the
"Due in" value shows the correct number of hours that the appointment is Due
in.
 
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Diane Poremsky [MVP]

is it exactly 1 day short or between 24 and 48 hours short? I believe the
due in field uses full days - so 1 1/2 days will say 1 day until its less
than a day.

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adutchman

I see what you are saying and yes that is what is happening. However, this
will give the appearance that there is an error in the reminder. I don't see
why the calculations could not ignore hours when we are more then 24 hours
out.

What I mean is that when your reminder is popping up to show you DUE IN xx
DAYS, to just use the date without the time to determine the number of days.
(I.E. 06/20/2009 - 06/18/2009 = 2 DAYS and 06/20/2009 - 06/29/2009 = 1 DAY,
etc). This would be using a more HUMAN approach in visualizing a calendar
and determining when something is DUE.

Once your reminder falls within 24 hours away, then you can start using the
time to detemine that your appointment is DUE in HOURS or MINUTES.

Do you see what I mean?

Erik
 
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adutchman

CORRECTION:
(I.E. 06/20/2009 - 06/18/2009 = 2 DAYS and 06/20/2009 - 06/19/2009 = 1 DAY,
etc).
 

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