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Outlook Missing Feature...?

by Ron Shillum / March 26, 2005 5:11 AM PST

I reformatted my system amd reinstalled Win XP Home. When I reloaded my Win Office Small Business apps, I used the express install. Unfortunately this less than full features version of Outlook does not include the 'day of the week' designation. In the home page it now only shows the current date. I tried to selectively install the full version of Outlook from the CD but there is no provision to do this. Version is dated 2002. Any ideas how to do this? I have lots of unused memory!

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Maybe its your systems settings
by AussiePete / March 26, 2005 10:07 PM PST

To change date formats goto "control panel" then "regional and language settings" click on customise.

Then in Outlook's office assistant type "date format" - you will be given several options (also see "more options") There is a multitude of format settings to look through.

If all of the above doesn't work and you are sure its because you didn't install the complete package then uninstall the lot and reinstall - your data files should be left - but just in case do a restore as well as back up your data files.

Good luck,

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by Ron Shillum / March 27, 2005 7:11 AM PST

Thanks Peter for the tips. I've checked settings and the preferences are set for windows as desired; However, Outlook has some internal settings that appear to be only available from a full installation. Oh well... it's time for a complete back-up of my data any ways.... Yup I'll make sure I set a restore point prior to the uninstall of Win Xp for small business.... Just another learning experience for me!

Cheers, Ron !~!

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(NT) (NT) You are welcome
by AussiePete / March 27, 2005 11:54 PM PST
In reply to: Settings..
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Check out the reply in the Office Forum.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 27, 2005 11:58 PM PST
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ODD... But fixable!
by Ron Shillum / March 28, 2005 3:44 AM PST

Thanks for the redirect to the Control Panel. After a couple of iterations I was able to reset the Date format as desired. I now also have a full back-up of my current data. That to is a good thing!

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PS: Thanks to Rob P. for direction to software forums!
by Ron Shillum / March 28, 2005 3:53 AM PST
In reply to: ODD... But fixable!

Next time I'll be able to use the help forums more efficiently!
Cheers, Ron !~!

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You're welcome.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 28, 2005 4:05 AM PST

That is one oddball issue. I tripped over it while reading the Office forum posts and remembered your post so I crossposted the link.

Don't tell me why changing the date format works. It will dawn on me (someday)...



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Outlook fix
by b-rrad / March 28, 2005 2:57 AM PST

go to the micrsoft webpage and download the udates for outlook, you already have it loaded on your computer right?

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Date Format
by Ron Shillum / March 28, 2005 3:48 AM PST
In reply to: Outlook fix

Thanks for your suggestion. I did all the updates on reloading; however, found out from previous posts that the answer was in the carefully re:adjusting my date settings.

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