Change the appearance of your calendar

The Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 calendar can be customized to better meet your needs.

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Change the time scale

By default, the calendar grid shows a time interval of 30 minutes. You can increase or decrease this interval.

Calendar time grid screen shot

  1. In Calendar, right-click a blank area in the calendar grid.
  2. Click Other Settings.
  3. Under Day, in the Time scale list, click the grid interval that you want to show in the calendar.

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Change the background color

  1. On the Tools menu, click Options, and then click Calendar Options.
  2. Under Calendar options, in the Background color list, click the color that you want.

 Notes 

  • The color that you choose is applied to the Day and Work Week views. The Week and Month views use system background colors, which are gray and white, by default.
  • The color that you choose is applied to weekday hours. A darker shade of the background color is applied to night and weekend hours.

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Change the font

  1. On the Tools menu, click Options, and then click the Other tab.
  2. Click Advanced Options.
  3. Under Appearance Options, click Font.
  4. Select the font and any other options that you want.

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Show week numbers

You can show week numbers only in the Month view.

  1. On the Tools menu, click Options.
  2. Click Calendar Options.
  3. Select the Show week numbers in the Date Navigator check box.

Calendar weeks screen shot

Callout 1 Week 38 is displayed.
Callout 2 Week 39 is displayed.

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Turn bolded dates on or off

  1. In Calendar, on the View menu, point to Current View, and then click Customize Current View.
  2. Click Other Settings.
  3. Under General settings, clear or select the Bolded dates in Date Navigator represent days containing items check box.

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Set work week options

  1. On the Tools menu, click Options.
  2. Click Calendar Options.

Calendar work week options screenshot

  1. Do any of the following:
    • To select the days of your work week, select the check boxes next to the days of the week that you want.
    • To set the first day of the week, in the First day of week box, click the day that you want.
    • To set the first week of the year, in the First week of year box, click the option that you want.
    • To set the first and last hours of your work day, enter times in the Start time box and the End time box.

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Change the displayed time range

  • In Calendar, click any of the following:
    • Day Button image
    • Week Button image
    • Month Button image

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Add or remove a second time zone

You can display a second time zone in your calendar by selecting the Show an additional time zone check box in the Time Zone dialog box. The second time zone is used only to show a second time bar in Calendar view, and does not affect the way in which calendar items are stored or displayed.

 Note   The additional time zone is not affected by the current time zone settings; it is completely separate.

Dual time zone screen shot

  1. On the Tools menu, click Options.
  2. Click Calendar Options.
  3. Click Time Zone.
  4. Do one of the following:
    • Add a second time zone    
      1. Select the Show an additional time zone check box.
      2. In the Label box, type a name for the second time zone.
      3. In the Time zone box, click the time zone that you want to add.
      4. If you want your computer clock to automatically adjust for daylight saving time changes, select the Adjust for daylight saving time check box.

This option is available only in time zones that use daylight saving time (DST).

  • Remove a second time zone    
  • Clear the Show an additional time zone check box.

 Tip   You can quickly switch your current time zone to the second time zone by clicking Swap Time Zones. This affects all times displayed in Outlook as well as times displayed in other Microsoft Windows-based applications.

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Applies to:
Outlook 2007