Highlight or shade weekend days

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JGreg7

When using Outlook 2007 (Windows XP) Calendar with the month view, the 2003

version combined Saturday and Sunday into a single day block. After reading

many of the postings, it is apparent that this feature has been omitted from

Outlook 2007.

As an alternative, is there a way to differentiate the weekend days from the

weekdays with some type of shading, or pattern, or something just to make

them appear different from weekend days?

Thank you,

John Gregory
 

Brian Tillman

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"JGreg7" <JGreg7> wrote in message

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> When using Outlook 2007 (Windows XP) Calendar with the month view, the 2003
> version combined Saturday and Sunday into a single day block. After reading
> many of the postings, it is apparent that this feature has been omitted from
> Outlook 2007.

> As an alternative, is there a way to differentiate the weekend days from the
> weekdays with some type of shading, or pattern, or something just to make
> them appear different from weekend days?


Assign all-day events to them and color-categorize the events.

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JGreg7

Thank you for your suggestion.

I considered the all-day event idea, however I try to avoid "all-day" events

since they tend to turn into multi-day events when daylight savings time

occurs, or when I travel and the time zone is changed. (That is an issue I

have been fighting with Outlook for the last three versions...it has

improved, but never been really fixed).

Since outlook has settings to designate work week, I would assume there

would be some way to show this on the calendar in the same manner as the

"work hours" are shown on the day view. (There should be a setting or option

to shade weekend days, or shade workdays.)

I would hope the folks at Microsoft are familiar with weekends....

Thank you,

John Gregory

"" wrote:


> "JGreg7" <JGreg7> wrote in message
> news:8F301B19-4FCE-4AEF-9B1D-F7E01ABCC35C@microsoft.com...
>
> > When using Outlook 2007 (Windows XP) Calendar with the month view, the 2003
> > version combined Saturday and Sunday into a single day block. After reading
> > many of the postings, it is apparent that this feature has been omitted from
> > Outlook 2007.
> > As an alternative, is there a way to differentiate the weekend days from the
> > weekdays with some type of shading, or pattern, or something just to make
> > them appear different from weekend days?


> Assign all-day events to them and color-categorize the events.
> >

> .
>
 

Brian Tillman

Senior Member
"JGreg7" <JGreg7> wrote in message

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> I considered the all-day event idea, however I try to avoid "all-day" events
> since they tend to turn into multi-day events when daylight savings time
> occurs, or when I travel and the time zone is changed. (That is an issue I
> have been fighting with Outlook for the last three versions...it has
> improved, but never been really fixed).


I never had never had that problem because I applied the TZ patches when the

DST settings changed. All of my all-day events have worked exactly as they

should. Outlook 2010 should help a lot because you can pin all-day events to

a date in a time zone-independent fashion.


> Since outlook has settings to designate work week, I would assume there
> would be some way to show this on the calendar in the same manner as the
> "work hours" are shown on the day view. (There should be a setting or
> option
> to shade weekend days, or shade workdays.)


Whether or not there "should" be a setting, there isn't one.

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Diane Poremsky

Senior Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
Thank you for your suggestion.




I considered the all-day event idea, however I try to avoid "all-day" events


since they tend to turn into multi-day events when daylight savings time


occurs, or when I travel and the time zone is changed. (That is an issue I


have been fighting with Outlook for the last three versions...it has


improved, but never been really fixed).




Since outlook has settings to designate work week, I would assume there


would be some way to show this on the calendar in the same manner as the


"work hours" are shown on the day view. (There should be a setting or option


to shade weekend days, or shade workdays.)




I would hope the folks at Microsoft are familiar with weekends....



You can't highlight non-working days in the month view but they will be shaded in the week view. You can set the week to begin on monday so Sat and Sun are grouped at the end of the month as they were in older versions.
 
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JGreg7

I applied the TZ patches and DST patches as well, however when I upgraded

(Well, let's say changed to...) to Office 2007, the date mis-mash happened

all over again. Even with a few new twists I had not expected.

It is all fixed now, but after the last round, I do not trust it. I have

gone back to a paper calendar for important items.

Let's hope that one day Microsoft actually looks at these newsgroups to see

what some of the issues are...

Thank you,

John Gregory

"" wrote:


> "JGreg7" <JGreg7> wrote in message
> news:9B8E4A93-4FB6-449A-8475-70D9BDACA16C@microsoft.com...
>
> > I considered the all-day event idea, however I try to avoid "all-day" events
> > since they tend to turn into multi-day events when daylight savings time
> > occurs, or when I travel and the time zone is changed. (That is an issue I
> > have been fighting with Outlook for the last three versions...it has
> > improved, but never been really fixed).


> I never had never had that problem because I applied the TZ patches when the
> DST settings changed. All of my all-day events have worked exactly as they
> should. Outlook 2010 should help a lot because you can pin all-day events to
> a date in a time zone-independent fashion.
>
> > Since outlook has settings to designate work week, I would assume there
> > would be some way to show this on the calendar in the same manner as the
> > "work hours" are shown on the day view. (There should be a setting or
> > option
> > to shade weekend days, or shade workdays.)


> Whether or not there "should" be a setting, there isn't one.
> >

> .
>
 
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JGreg7

Thank you for your post. I had not noticed the shading in the week view,

since I never really use the week view (most of my scheduleing is over a

month or two).

The weekend shading is exactly what I would like to see for the month view.

Why do you suppose that Microsft saw fit to higlight working hours in the day

view, and weekends in the week view, and neglected to allow that in the month

view?

Thank you,

John Gregory

"Diane Poremsky" wrote:



> JGreg7 wrote:
> > Thank you for your suggestion.
> > I considered the all-day event idea, however I try to avoid "all-day"
> > events
> > since they tend to turn into multi-day events when daylight savings
> > time
> > occurs, or when I travel and the time zone is changed. (That is an
> > issue I
> > have been fighting with Outlook for the last three versions...it has
> > improved, but never been really fixed).
> > Since outlook has settings to designate work week, I would assume
> > there
> > would be some way to show this on the calendar in the same manner as
> > the
> > "work hours" are shown on the day view. (There should be a setting or
> > option
> > to shade weekend days, or shade workdays.)
> > I would hope the folks at Microsoft are familiar with weekends....
> >


> You can't highlight non-working days in the month view but they will be
> shaded in the week view. You can set the week to begin on monday so Sat
> and Sun are grouped at the end of the month as they were in older
> versions.

>

> .
>
 

Diane Poremsky

Senior Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
If I knew the answer to that, I'd be rich. :) It makes no sense to me and

you aren't the first to ask for shaded weekends / non-working days in month

view.

https://forums.slipstick.com/showthread.php?t=42402

"JGreg7" <JGreg7> wrote in message

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> Thank you for your post. I had not noticed the shading in the week view,
> since I never really use the week view (most of my scheduleing is over a
> month or two).

> The weekend shading is exactly what I would like to see for the month
> view.
> Why do you suppose that Microsft saw fit to higlight working hours in the
> day
> view, and weekends in the week view, and neglected to allow that in the
> month
> view?
> > Thank you,
> John Gregory

> "Diane Poremsky" wrote:
>
>

>> JGreg7 wrote:
> > > Thank you for your suggestion.
> >> > I considered the all-day event idea, however I try to avoid "all-day"
> > > events
> > > since they tend to turn into multi-day events when daylight savings
> > > time
> > > occurs, or when I travel and the time zone is changed. (That is an
> > > issue I
> > > have been fighting with Outlook for the last three versions...it has
> > > improved, but never been really fixed).
> >> > Since outlook has settings to designate work week, I would assume
> > > there
> > > would be some way to show this on the calendar in the same manner as
> > > the
> > > "work hours" are shown on the day view. (There should be a setting or
> > > option
> > > to shade weekend days, or shade workdays.)
> >> > I would hope the folks at Microsoft are familiar with weekends....
> > >

>

>> You can't highlight non-working days in the month view but they will be
> > shaded in the week view. You can set the week to begin on monday so Sat
> > and Sun are grouped at the end of the month as they were in older
> > versions.
>

>
>> >

>> .
> >
 

Brian Tillman

Senior Member
"JGreg7" <JGreg7> wrote in message

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> I applied the TZ patches and DST patches as well, however when I upgraded
> (Well, let's say changed to...) to Office 2007, the date mis-mash happened
> all over again. Even with a few new twists I had not expected.

> It is all fixed now, but after the last round, I do not trust it. I have
> gone back to a paper calendar for important items.


I've upgraded from Outlook 2003 to 2007 and now 2010 and not once did my event

dates display improperly at the time of DST change. I wish I could tell you

what to examine.


> Let's hope that one day Microsoft actually looks at these newsgroups to see
> what some of the issues are...


These newsgroups have never been official support channels and Microsoft has

decided to close them all down come June. They want to use

http://answers.microsoft.com/ instead.

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