Set reminder for 1st occurrence in calendar only?


J

JohnB

Have Outlook 2007, running on Windows XP, no relevant add-ins.

In previous versions of Outlook, I could set a recurring appointment and
then go back and edit the first occurrence to set a reminder to fire. I did
this because I teach classes that usually run 5 days and I only want a
reminder that the class is coming up (not a reminder for each class day).
Also, reminders couldn't be scheduled to fire prior to the preceding
occurrence in the calendar (recurring item @ same time each day = reminder
must fire after end of previous days' occurrence).

In Outlook 2007, if I set a recurring appt. and then go edit the first
occurrence, reminder box is grayed out and can't be set. It appears that a
reminder can only be set on the series, not individual occurrences. This
means that for a daily appointment, reminders can't be set 1 week in advance
because Outlook says you can't set a reminder before the previous
occurrence.

Any workarounds? Is my interpretation of the Outlook 2007 functionality
correct?

Thanks!
John B
 
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K

Ken Slovak - [MVP - Outlook]

You are correct, they broke that functionality in Outlook 2007.
 
G

Guest

Thanks so much for the info Ken. I've used your excellent Extended Reminders
product until I upgraded to Outlook 2007. Do you have a product that
addresses this shortcoming?
 
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Ken Slovak - [MVP - Outlook]

Unfortunately, if you edit items using the Outlook dialogs you are limited
to what they allow.

About all you could do if you are using our Reminder Manager addin would be
to dismiss the initial reminder and then when each subsequent reminder
becomes the next active one is dismiss those too. For a 5 instance
recurrence you would then have to dismiss 5 times to get rid of the initial
reminder and all subsequent ones.
 

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