In her regular series for Cambridge Network members, software training expert Karen Roem offers handy tips to help you 'Tame your computer'. This week she explains how to set your work hours to help people find the best time to schedule a meeting (Microsoft Outlook) ...
Tame your computer - in your own good time
By default, Outlook specifies your work week as 8AM to 5PM, Monday to Friday. This means that if someone is trying to schedule a meeting using the free/busy time shown in the Scheduler they might think you are available.
So if you work part time or do not want people to schedule meetings before 9AM or after 4PM, why not change your work days and times?
1. On the File tab, click on Options.
2. Click on Calendar (or type the letter c).
3. Under Work time change your Start time and End time.
4. Tick or untick the check boxes to reflect your work week.
5. Press ENTER or click OK.
And no, I’m afraid you cannot have different start and end times for different work days.
- Find the best time to schedule a meeting
- Set up a second e-mail signature for sending messages outside office hours
- Respond to an e-mail message with a meeting request
- Set a date using plain English
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7 October 2019
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