Change the Calendar display start and end times

Applies to
Microsoft Office Outlook® 2003
Microsoft Outlook® 2002

Not everyone likes to start or end the day at the same time. In Outlook, you can specify not only when you start your day, but also when you end it.

  1. On the Tools menu, click Options.
  2. Click Calendar Options.
  3. Under Calendar work week, in the Start time box, click a time when you want to begin your calendar day.
  4. Under Calendar work week, in the End time box, click a time when you want to end your calendar day.

Calendar Options dialog box

Callout 1 Specify the start of your day.
Callout 2 Specify the end of your day.

 Tip   The Start time and End time boxes list the times in 30-minute increments. You can type the exact time that you want, for example, 8:15.

After you set these times, when you go to your Calendar, the time specified as the Start time is at the top of the window.


  • The time block between your start and end times has a different background shading from the time blocks before your start time and after your end time.
  • You can still schedule items at any time of the day, regardless of your start and end times.
  • When you create a meeting request, the Calendar scheduling grid will show only the times between your Calendar options Start time and End time. To specify a time that is outside the range of the start and end times, you must use the Meeting start time and Meeting end time settings.
Applies to:
Outlook 2003