Setting a non-standard default meeting length?

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Chris

First, I'm aware of how to change default meeting length as done in the

following:

http://www.lockergnome.com/it/2009/10/29/change-the-default-appointment-interval-in-outlook/

That is not what I want.

I want to set my default meeting length to 50 minutes, but still only have 1

meeting/hour. That way I have a little time between meetings to prepare for

the next meeting and maybe even get a little real work done.

Ideally there would be a built in way to do this since add ons are frowned

upon by my IT group.

Thanks!
 

Diane Poremsky

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Outlook 2016 32 bit
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Office 365 Exchange
It's not possible, short of making two appointments, one for 50 min and one

for 10 min.

https://forums.slipstick.com/threads/36602-how-many-email-accounts-do-you-have-in-your-main-outlook-profile/

"Chris" <Chris> wrote in message

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> First, I'm aware of how to change default meeting length as done in the
> following:
> http://www.lockergnome.com/it/2009/10/29/change-the-default-appointment-interval-in-outlook/
> That is not what I want.

> I want to set my default meeting length to 50 minutes, but still only have
> 1
> meeting/hour. That way I have a little time between meetings to prepare
> for
> the next meeting and maybe even get a little real work done.

> Ideally there would be a built in way to do this since add ons are frowned
> upon by my IT group.

> Thanks!
 

Diane Poremsky

Senior Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
BTW - you can't change the time scale - you can set any start/end time

though. Type times in this format to make it easier: 905 and 955.

https://forums.slipstick.com/threads/36602-how-many-email-accounts-do-you-have-in-your-main-outlook-profile/

"Chris" <Chris> wrote in message

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> First, I'm aware of how to change default meeting length as done in the
> following:
> http://www.lockergnome.com/it/2009/10/29/change-the-default-appointment-interval-in-outlook/
> That is not what I want.

> I want to set my default meeting length to 50 minutes, but still only have
> 1
> meeting/hour. That way I have a little time between meetings to prepare
> for
> the next meeting and maybe even get a little real work done.

> Ideally there would be a built in way to do this since add ons are frowned
> upon by my IT group.

> Thanks!
 
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Chris

That's what I was afraid of, thank Diane.

"Diane Poremsky [MVP]" wrote:


> BTW - you can't change the time scale - you can set any start/end time
> though. Type times in this format to make it easier: 905 and 955.

> >

> >

>

>

> https://forums.slipstick.com/threads/36602-how-many-email-accounts-do-you-have-in-your-main-outlook-profile/

> "Chris" <Chris> wrote in message
> news:CCD7111B-FC4E-4F04-A35E-6FC751B98F27@microsoft.com...
> > First, I'm aware of how to change default meeting length as done in the
> > following:
> > http://www.lockergnome.com/it/2009/10/29/change-the-default-appointment-interval-in-outlook/
> > That is not what I want.
> > I want to set my default meeting length to 50 minutes, but still only have
> > 1
> > meeting/hour. That way I have a little time between meetings to prepare
> > for
> > the next meeting and maybe even get a little real work done.
> > Ideally there would be a built in way to do this since add ons are frowned
> > upon by my IT group.
> > Thanks!

>
 

PeterO

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I have just made a small program that allows you to change the meeting length of your outlook appointments to suit your own liking. I made it for the exact same reason that you are looking.

(The idea was to allow 4 minutes of transport time to get from one meeting to another, since that was a problem where I used to work, but it can be customized to 10 minutes)

http://4minutes.ecomerc.com

For novice computer users it might be easier that hacking the outlook VBA, and easier to deploy company wide. It is a single file that can be copied and runs without privileges.
 
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