Outlook 2007 Weekend Shading

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S Hess

I need my weekend days shaded in month view like Outlook 2003. I have

accidentally scheduled Monday appointments on Sunday numerous times because I

can't find this feature. Help!!
 

Diane Poremsky

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What days and hours are selected in tools, options, calendar options?

Non-working hours are shaded.

"S Hess" <S Hess> wrote in message

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> I need my weekend days shaded in month view like Outlook 2003. I have
> accidentally scheduled Monday appointments on Sunday numerous times
> because I
> can't find this feature. Help!!
 

geekett

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I need help with this too. I need to work in month view. Seems crazy that you wouldn't be able to show weekends in a different shade.
 

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I need help with this too. I need to work in month view. Seems crazy that you wouldn't be able to show weekends in a different shade.
This is what you should see - white (or light shading for old versions of Outlook) and all non-working hours in color (or darker colors in old versions).

http://www.xsolive.com/Outlook Screen shots/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=113

There is not another level of shading for weekends, in part because some people work on 'weekends' and Sat/Sun is not a 'weekend' for all cultures.
 
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Chuck_Dallas

I found this "issue" after installing Outlook 2007 a few days ago. I am in

Month view most of the time. I schedule weekends events all the time, but

they are always personal events. It would make it much easier to distinguish

weekdays and weekends in Month view if I could shade weekends in the same

manner you shade working hours on a day view. This wasn't necessary in 2003

(and before) because of compressed weekend views. Now, shading is needed

because the compressed weekend feature is gone. I'm fine with it being gone,

but again, you need to replace it with shading.

So far I have - in using Outlook 2007 for 3 days - I've scheduled

appointments on the wrong day 3 times. I might have done that twice in 5

years of using Outlook 2003. It's simply easier to know what day I'm

scheduling an apointment for with visual cues that segragate week days from

weekends.

Please don't suggest I use a different view - I use this view because I

prefer it. I shouldn't have to change views, because of a usability issue.

Let's face it most electronic calendars shade weekend days because it helps

usability. Outlook 2007 should as well.

Thanks.

"Slipstick" wrote:



> geekett;72307 Wrote:
> > I need help with this too. I need to work in month view. Seems crazy
> > that you wouldn't be able to show weekends in a different shade.


> This is what you should see - white (or light shading for old versions
> of Outlook) and all non-working hours in color (or darker colors in old
> versions).
> http://tinyurl.com/ot94rq

> There is not another level of shading for weekends, in part because
> some people work on 'weekends' and Sat/Sun is not a 'weekend' for all
> cultures.

> > Slipstick
>

>
 

Diane Poremsky

Senior Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
The only behavior that changed was compressed weekends - weekends were not

shaded darker on the month view (the whole calendar was shaded - light for

current month, dark for previous and next).

If the problem is getting used to leading Sunday when you had it at the end

of the week before (thanks to compressed weekends), go to tools, options,

calendar and set the calendar to start on Monday - this will put Sunday at

the end, with Saturday.



"Chuck_Dallas" <ChuckDallas> wrote in message

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> I found this "issue" after installing Outlook 2007 a few days ago. I am
> in
> Month view most of the time. I schedule weekends events all the time, but
> they are always personal events. It would make it much easier to
> distinguish
> weekdays and weekends in Month view if I could shade weekends in the same
> manner you shade working hours on a day view. This wasn't necessary in
> 2003
> (and before) because of compressed weekend views. Now, shading is needed
> because the compressed weekend feature is gone. I'm fine with it being
> gone,
> but again, you need to replace it with shading.

> So far I have - in using Outlook 2007 for 3 days - I've scheduled
> appointments on the wrong day 3 times. I might have done that twice in 5
> years of using Outlook 2003. It's simply easier to know what day I'm
> scheduling an apointment for with visual cues that segragate week days
> from
> weekends.

> Please don't suggest I use a different view - I use this view because I
> prefer it. I shouldn't have to change views, because of a usability
> issue.
> Let's face it most electronic calendars shade weekend days because it
> helps
> usability. Outlook 2007 should as well.

> Thanks.

> "Slipstick" wrote:
>
>

>> geekett;72307 Wrote:
> > > I need help with this too. I need to work in month view. Seems crazy
> > > that you wouldn't be able to show weekends in a different shade.

>

>> This is what you should see - white (or light shading for old versions
> > of Outlook) and all non-working hours in color (or darker colors in old
> > versions).
> > http://tinyurl.com/ot94rq
>

>> There is not another level of shading for weekends, in part because
> > some people work on 'weekends' and Sat/Sun is not a 'weekend' for all
> > cultures.
>

>
>> > > Slipstick
> > >

>>
 
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Chuck_Dallas

Thanks for your reply, but you missed my point. I was saying that with

Outlook 2003, the stacked Saturday/Sunday WAS the visual clue to what day you

are looking at. Now that the weekend days are not stacked, you need a visual

clue to help know what day you are working with. It's a usability issue. My

point was that most other electronic calendars shade weekend days, and it

seems obvious to me that Outlook 2007 should as well. Why fight the obvious?

Chuck

"Diane Poremsky [MVP]" wrote:


> The only behavior that changed was compressed weekends - weekends were not
> shaded darker on the month view (the whole calendar was shaded - light for
> current month, dark for previous and next).

> If the problem is getting used to leading Sunday when you had it at the end
> of the week before (thanks to compressed weekends), go to tools, options,
> calendar and set the calendar to start on Monday - this will put Sunday at
> the end, with Saturday.

> >

> > >
 
B

Brian Tillman

"Chuck_Dallas" <ChuckDallas> wrote in message

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> Thanks for your reply, but you missed my point. I was saying that with
> Outlook 2003, the stacked Saturday/Sunday WAS the visual clue to what day
> you
> are looking at. Now that the weekend days are not stacked, you need a
> visual
> clue to help know what day you are working with. It's a usability issue.
> My
> point was that most other electronic calendars shade weekend days, and it
> seems obvious to me that Outlook 2007 should as well. Why fight the
> obvious?


Outlook colors the bar containing the number of the day for the current date.

--
 
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iNSiPiD

How is it possible that every provided 'solution' to this thread is

missing the point of the question.

Setting your "Calendar Work Week" (Tools->Options->Calendar) to Monday-

Friday makes no distinction at all to weekends when in Month view. The

Week view offers options to "Show work week" and "Show full week" but

these options are mysteriously absent from the Month view.

Regardless of whether you work shifts, weekends or religious holidays,

there should be a straightforward way to distinguish between Work and

Play days.

Let's all just put it down to an(other) oversight and hope that's it's

rectified in version next.
 

Diane Poremsky

Senior Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
If you mean Outlook 2010 to be "the next version", don't hold your breath.

There is no change. Weekends are only shaded in week view, not month.

"iNSiPiD" <panoone@gmail.com> wrote in message

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> How is it possible that every provided 'solution' to this thread is
> missing the point of the question.

> Setting your "Calendar Work Week" (Tools->Options->Calendar) to Monday-
> Friday makes no distinction at all to weekends when in Month view. The
> Week view offers options to "Show work week" and "Show full week" but
> these options are mysteriously absent from the Month view.

> Regardless of whether you work shifts, weekends or religious holidays,
> there should be a straightforward way to distinguish between Work and
> Play days.

> Let's all just put it down to an(other) oversight and hope that's it's
> rectified in version next.
 
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Tiffany McKerahan

Suggestion: Create a Recurring Event

Stumbled across this thread trying to answer the same question. While I do think this should eventually be resolved by Microsoft itself, I've invented my own little stopgap solution: create an all-day Recurring Event.

In the Month view, right click on any Saturday or Sunday and select New Recurring Event. In the popup Appointment Recurrence window select the following:

--Duration 1 day

--Weekly recurrence pattern

--Recur every 1 week

--Check off Saturday and Sunday (or whatever your "play days" are)

--Range of recurrence is "no end date."

Click ok, and then you can set up further options. I chose to turn off the reminders and set the "show as" to out of the office. Save & Close, and you're done!

Although not ideal I find this solution does help me visualize my time better. Give it a try.

Tiffany

Diane Poremsky [MVP] wrote:

If you mean Outlook 2010 to be "the next version", do not hold your breath.

13-Dec-09

If you mean Outlook 2010 to be "the next version", do not hold your breath.

There is no change. Weekends are only shaded in week view, not month.

Previous Posts In This Thread:

On Friday, September 11, 2009 4:17 PM

S Hess wrote:

Outlook 2007 Weekend Shading

I need my weekend days shaded in month view like Outlook 2003. I have

accidentally scheduled Monday appointments on Sunday numerous times because I

cannot find this feature. Help!!

On Saturday, September 12, 2009 12:18 AM

Diane Poremsky [MVP] wrote:

What days and hours are selected in tools, options, calendar options?

What days and hours are selected in tools, options, calendar options?

Non-working hours are shaded.

On Sunday, September 13, 2009 10:29 AM

geekett wrote:

I need help with this too. I need to work in month view.

I need help with this too. I need to work in month view. Seems crazy

that you would not be able to show weekends in a different shade.

geekett

On Sunday, September 13, 2009 10:58 AM

Slipstick wrote:

Re: Outlook 2007 Weekend Shading

geekett;72307 Wrote:

This is what you should see - white (or light shading for old versions

of Outlook) and all non-working hours in color (or darker colors in old

versions).

http://tinyurl.com/ot94rq

There is not another level of shading for weekends, in part because

some people work on 'weekends' and Sat/Sun is not a 'weekend' for all

cultures.

Slipstick

On Tuesday, October 27, 2009 2:56 AM

Chuck_Dallas wrote:

I found this "issue" after installing Outlook 2007 a few days ago.

I found this "issue" after installing Outlook 2007 a few days ago. I am in

Month view most of the time. I schedule weekends events all the time, but

they are always personal events. It would make it much easier to distinguish

weekdays and weekends in Month view if I could shade weekends in the same

manner you shade working hours on a day view. This was not necessary in 2003

(and before) because of compressed weekend views. Now, shading is needed

because the compressed weekend feature is gone. I am fine with it being gone,

but again, you need to replace it with shading.

So far I have - in using Outlook 2007 for 3 days - I have scheduled

appointments on the wrong day 3 times. I might have done that twice in 5

years of using Outlook 2003. it is simply easier to know what day I am

scheduling an apointment for with visual cues that segragate week days from

weekends.

Please do not suggest I use a different view - I use this view because I

prefer it. I should not have to change views, because of a usability issue.

Let's face it most electronic calendars shade weekend days because it helps

usability. Outlook 2007 should as well.

Thanks.

"Slipstick" wrote:

On Tuesday, October 27, 2009 8:01 AM

Diane Poremsky [MVP] wrote:

The only behavior that changed was compressed weekends - weekends were

The only behavior that changed was compressed weekends - weekends were not

shaded darker on the month view (the whole calendar was shaded - light for

current month, dark for previous and next).

If the problem is getting used to leading Sunday when you had it at the end

of the week before (thanks to compressed weekends), go to tools, options,

calendar and set the calendar to start on Monday - this will put Sunday at

the end, with Saturday.



On Wednesday, November 11, 2009 5:50 PM

Chuck_Dallas wrote:

Thanks for your reply, but you missed my point.

Thanks for your reply, but you missed my point. I was saying that with

Outlook 2003, the stacked Saturday/Sunday WAS the visual clue to what day you

are looking at. Now that the weekend days are not stacked, you need a visual

clue to help know what day you are working with. it is a usability issue. My

point was that most other electronic calendars shade weekend days, and it

seems obvious to me that Outlook 2007 should as well. Why fight the obvious?

Chuck

"Diane Poremsky [MVP]" wrote:

On Thursday, November 12, 2009 7:48 AM

Brian Tillman wrote:

Outlook colors the bar containing the number of the day for the current date.

Outlook colors the bar containing the number of the day for the current date.

On Sunday, December 13, 2009 8:19 PM

iNSiPiD wrote:

How is it possible that every provided 'solution' to this thread ismissing the

How is it possible that every provided 'solution' to this thread is

missing the point of the question.

Setting your "Calendar Work Week" (Tools->Options->Calendar) to Monday-

Friday makes no distinction at all to weekends when in Month view. The

Week view offers options to "Show work week" and "Show full week" but

these options are mysteriously absent from the Month view.

Regardless of whether you work shifts, weekends or religious holidays,

there ishould be a straightforward way to distinguish between Work and

Play days.

Let's all just put it down to an(other) oversight and hope that is it is

rectified in version next.

On Sunday, December 13, 2009 9:15 PM

Diane Poremsky [MVP] wrote:

If you mean Outlook 2010 to be "the next version", do not hold your breath.

If you mean Outlook 2010 to be "the next version", do not hold your breath.

There is no change. Weekends are only shaded in week view, not month.

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Diane Poremsky

Senior Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
Re: Suggestion: Create a Recurring Event

I recommend setting an end date on the events, such as at the end of the

year, then make a new one when it expires. There are problems syncing with

smartphones if there is no end date. Even if you don't sync now, you might

in the future.

Also, if you add notes to the events, end it more often to reduce the risk

of corruption.

"Tiffany McKerahan" wrote in message

news:2010125132348tmckerahan@gmail.com...
> Stumbled across this thread trying to answer the same question. While I
> do think this should eventually be resolved by Microsoft itself, I've
> invented my own little stopgap solution: create an all-day Recurring
> Event.

> In the Month view, right click on any Saturday or Sunday and select New
> Recurring Event. In the popup Appointment Recurrence window select the
> following:

> --Duration 1 day
> --Weekly recurrence pattern
> --Recur every 1 week
> --Check off Saturday and Sunday (or whatever your "play days" are)
> --Range of recurrence is "no end date."

> Click ok, and then you can set up further options. I chose to turn off
> the reminders and set the "show as" to out of the office. Save & Close,
> and you're done!

> Although not ideal I find this solution does help me visualize my time
> better. Give it a try.

> Tiffany

> Diane Poremsky [MVP] wrote:

> If you mean Outlook 2010 to be "the next version", do not hold your
> breath.
> 13-Dec-09

> If you mean Outlook 2010 to be "the next version", do not hold your
> breath.
> There is no change. Weekends are only shaded in week view, not month.

> >

> >

>

> > > Previous Posts In This Thread:

> On Friday, September 11, 2009 4:17 PM
> S Hess wrote:

> Outlook 2007 Weekend Shading
> I need my weekend days shaded in month view like Outlook 2003. I have
> accidentally scheduled Monday appointments on Sunday numerous times
> because I
> cannot find this feature. Help!!

> On Saturday, September 12, 2009 12:18 AM
> Diane Poremsky [MVP] wrote:

> What days and hours are selected in tools, options, calendar options?
> What days and hours are selected in tools, options, calendar options?
> Non-working hours are shaded.

> >

>

> >
 

Joe Mattinson

Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2007
Email Account
Exchange Server
Hi folks, I have found a messy but functional solution.

1) create a 2-day task (mine's called ## W E E K E N D ##) with no location

2) Make it recur weekly, every Saturday until forever (no end date)

3) Categorize the task as 'Ongoing' (or whatever you fancy)

4) Show As: 'Busy' ; Reminder: 'None'

Save & close.

You'll now have a shaded weekend every week, into the future as far as the eye can see!

Yes, I know it's not what we really want, but it works, and there's nothing like a bodge when you can't get the parts!

Enjoy.

J
 
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