Academic journal article Journal of Accountancy

Start Outlook Calendar on Any Day of the Week

Academic journal article Journal of Accountancy

Start Outlook Calendar on Any Day of the Week

Article excerpt

Q. I never understood why most calendars start the week on a Sunday and end on a Saturday. My workweek begins on Monday, ends on Friday and my weekend days--Saturday and Sunday--are often reserved for linked activities. Is there some way to make my Windows calendar reflect my needs?

A. Good question. I've also wondered why calendars break up weekend days. Well, you'll be happy to know you can customize Outlook's calendar to display the week any way you want--even starting it on a Wednesday, if that's your choice, as the screenshot below illustrates.

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To customize your calendar, go to Outlook and click on Tools and Options, generating this screen:

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Now click on Calendar Options, generating the screen at right.

As you can see, by checking or unchecking the days of the week and adjusting the other options, not only can you change the First day of the week to any day, you even can customize your calendar to omit certain days and certain hours (by adjusting Start time and End time) and show week numbers of the year (under Calendar options). …

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