Somehow they haven't fixed that since Outlook 97.
However a good programmer could craft up code to move the notes out to some other space, but I know of no fix unless it's noted at www.slipstick.com
Who said this software was bug free?
I have an HP handheld which says on the back Pocket PC Pro w/ Outlook 2002. I also have a Dell Desktop with Outlook 2002 loaded. What follows applies to BOTH.
Say you are told there will be a meeting every Tuesday at 3p.m. You enter a 'weekly' set of appointments. Then you edit each meeting with Notes you take.
Then, eventually, the meeting series ends. You now wish to stop there being any further appointment notices -- but of course you wish to keep your notes from past meetings. BAD LUCK. This is impossible. And if you once start to try, you will be OBLIGED to wipe out all those notes of each meeting that you painfully took. You cannot even back out and give up.
The good technical assistance people at both HP and Microsoft (both in India, of course, very helpful) have confirmed what I am writing. I have tried very hard to tell Microsoft this problem, in several ways (email, two letters, one to a recommended address..). No response at all.
I myself have lost notes taken from two whole semester courses that I attended, not funny at all. Surprise, surprise, I actually took those notes in the hope I could use them for reference.