3 Quick Tips to Set the Date for an Outlook Task or Appointment

As usual, when you intend to create tasks or appointments in Outlook, you will need to specify a date, no matter start date or due date. In this article, we will teach you to quickly reach and set the dates.

When creating a new task or new appointment in Outlook, you must be going to set a specific start date and due date. I’ve heard many users complaining that it is a little bit troublesome to confirm and select a correct date. They usually should look over an actual or physical calendar to ensure a precise date. For example, as a rule, if you would like to set a date to the Tuesday before Christmas, you ought to check which day is the accurate date in the first place. However, in reality, you can use an Outlook built-in feature to quickly jump to a specific date. Here we will talk about them in detail.

Start Date and Due Date

Tip 1: Type Number Directly

In general, if you desire to get an accurate date, you will click the down arrow in the date field and then find and click on the date in the drop-down calendar, like the following picture:

Reach a date in the drop down calendar

But actually you can quickly reach and set a date by typing the number in Date field. For example, when you type “26” in the Date field and press “Enter” button, the 26th of the current month will be filled in the field at once.

Type Number Directly

Provided that you want to specify the moth, you can type a date in the format of “month/day”. For instance, type “6/26” in the field and press “Enter” key button. It will automatically set the date to 26th June of the current year or the next year.

Jump to Specified Date by Number

Tip 2: Make Use of Date Formulas

If you want to set a date to the 3 days or 3 weeks or 3 months or 3 years after the current date, you have another new and faster means. That is to use date formula. For example, you want to set the date to the 5 weeks after the current date, you can type “5w” in the Date field and press “Enter” key button.

Make Use of Date Formulas

For “day”, you should use “d”. And for “month”, you ought to utilize “m”. As for “year”, apply “y”.

Tip 3: Input Date Related Text Straightly

Aside from the above two approaches, there are another means. That is you can type the day in written text straightly. Here we can divide it into three facets.

1) Type Days

You can type the days in common format, such as “Tomorrow”, “Next week”, “Next Wednesday”, “4nd Wednesday”, Next month” and so on.

Type Days as Normal

2) Type Specific Days and Events

In addition, you can type the special days and events, such as “Valentine’s Day”, “Christmas”, “New Year’s Eve”, “Independence Day” and so forth.

Type Days and Events

3) Combine the Above

The last one is that you can make use of the combination of the above, such as “4 days after Independence Day”, “1 week before Christmas”, “Thursday before New Year’s Eve” and so on.

Combine Days and Events

Deal with Frequent Outlook Issues

It is known that Outlook is error prone even though it contains multiple features. So we should keep vigilant against all potential risks. For example, we need keep closing Outlook properly, keep Outlook mailbox in small size and block suspected emails and so on. In addition, getting hold of Outlook repair software is a matter of necessity. It can rescue your Outlook data in time.

Author Introduction:

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