outlook 2007 calendar search

stephen11962

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Outlook 2007
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My last name is X, doctor's last name is X. Looking for past appointments in the calendar for X yields all entries in calendar including entries that do not contain X in them. I suspect this is because my calendar name contains X? Or maybe not.

Is there some search function that can be changed to eliminate these unwanted results?

TIA
Stephen
 

stephen11962

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Outlook 2007
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Amnesia! Just saw an earlier post from Jan 2019. It seems that most of the time I am not looking for words/letters that trigger a total listing of all items in calendar just every 10-11 months! Someone with more authority should just tell me to get over it.

Stephen
 

Diane Poremsky

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Outlook 2016 32 bit
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You name would be in the organizer field so it will find all messages if you use an all fields search - which is what you are doing if you type in keywords without including the property/field name. You need to use subject:X or contents:X
 

stephen11962

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Outlook 2007
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OK, a little progress. I can now find what I was looking for - with your " subject:* " etc suggestions. Is there somewhere can I find instructions about using search (and other Outlook features)? Could save me (and you) a lot of time!

Outlook can do a lot of amazing things but the complexity and difficulty finding 'how-to' can frustrate the utility of these 'amazing things.'

Always amazed that someone like you is out there to rescue us. Thank you!
Stephen
 

Diane Poremsky

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basics on search tips is here - Outlook Instant Search Queries - you should also have the ability to add fields so you don't ned to know all of the codes. try clicking More button when you click in Search field (and i will boot and office 2007 computer so i can refresh my memory on how to bring it up in that version).
 

Diane Poremsky

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click the little arrows on the right of the search field and you don't need to know the field names. Click Add criteria to see more fields.
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