Academic journal article Journal of Accountancy

Get Easy Access to Outlook's Calendar

Academic journal article Journal of Accountancy

Get Easy Access to Outlook's Calendar

Article excerpt

Q. To save memory I access my Outlook e-mail only occasionally. But that presents a problem because I need to view my Outlook calendar frequently. Is there a way to open the calendar without opening Outlook's e-mail function?

A. I'm not aware of any way to do that. Unless there is some undocumented trick, you can't open just one of some of Outlook's functions--calendar, e-mail, contacts and tasks.

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