Choose to mark appointments as complete when you are done with them

Once you have attended an appointment, you can technically mark it as complete in Outlook

Choose to mark appointments as complete when you are done with them

Over the years, we have found that users come up with different types of queries regarding Microsoft Outlook. One such query is about the Appointment Feature. Many people wish to know that is there any way to mark appointments as complete when they are done with them? Since, this option is easily available for Tasks Feature, so many feel like there should be a way out for Appointments too. So, let us inform you that yes, there is a way to mark appointments that are completed, so that they don’t bother you anymore. Read on and learn the steps involved in this whole process.

Now, that we have already told you that yes, there is a way to mark appointments that are completed by you, we must also tell you that there is no inbuilt way out to do so. Worry not, as it can still be done through an easy way. The best way to do so is by using the color scheme. In other words, you can easily change the color scheme or background color of the individual appointment items in MS Outlook. For instance, you can use red bold color that will immediately strike your eyes for the appointments that are completed by you. So, that you don’t hook up to that appointment and waste your precious time.

Let us now, explain the whole process in detail. In case, you are using MS Outlook 2010 or 2007, you can change the color in appointment items through the categories. However, you will first need to create a New Category by the name called Complete or Finished. For this, you will need to go to the Calendar and then do a right click on any existing appointment. After this, select the option to Categorize followed by clicking on All Categories. After this, select the New Button and then you will be required to mention a name for the new category and also a Color. Then, click on Ok to again go back to the main Calendar Screen. Once you have done this much, you will observe that the appointment marked by you has a different color that has been chosen by you.

However, if this was just a trial and your appointment has not actually completed, you can again remove the color by again right clicking on the calendar item followed by selecting the Categorize and clicking on the Complete Category. In case, your marked appointment is complete, you can easily right click on the calendar item followed by clicking on Category and choosing your category. It is important to bear in mind that this whole procedure is bit different in case you are using the older versions of MS Outlook like 2003or earlier.

To conclude, we can say this simple technique makes it easy for you to handle your appointments in MS Outlook. Just change the color code and get to see quickly which appointments are completed and which are yet to be completed.

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