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Birthdays I: Keep track of birthdays and anniversaries

Birthdays are stored as events at the top of the calendar

Outlook stores birthdays and anniversaries as events.

Birthdays and anniversaries are special events. Outlook has its own special meaning of "event." In Outlook, an event lasts 24 hours or more and is displayed in a banner at the top of each day when it occurs, so it doesn't clutter your calendar.

The event that Outlook automatically creates from the Birthday or Anniversary box of a contact details section will contain the following information:

  • The Subject field for the event will contain the contact's name and either the word "Birthday" or "Anniversary."
  • Recurrence for the event will be set to Yearly.

Next we'll let you in on a method by which you can create a recurring annual event without using a contact. Then we'll show you how you could modify this information.

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