Need to schedule a meeting or appointment in Outlook 2 weeks from now?
Don’t waste time trying to determine the date 2 weeks in the future.
Use Outlook’s secret Date feature to enter the date in plain English.
For example, today’s date, October 10, 2016, displays in the Appointment’s Start and End Time fields shown below.
Instead of struggling to determine the date 2 weeks from now, enter 2 w in the Start Time and press ENTER or TAB.
Outlook instantly translates and updates the date to two weeks in the future.
Take a look at the following examples to help you save time when you’re scheduling Outlook appointments and meetings.
- Enter today to display the current date.
2. Enter fri to display Friday of the same week.
3. Enter last fri sep to display the last Friday in September.
4. Enter next thu to display the date for next Thursday.
5. Enter 3w to display the date 3 weeks from today.
Note: This feature works in any date field in Outlook.
Which abbreviations can you use?
You can enter:
- Any full or abbreviated day or month name, e.g. Jan, tue
The Date feature is not case sensitive.
- Times such as noon, midnight, 2 p
- Day and time-related phrases such as today, now, next, previous, first and last
- Numbers followed with a character: 6d, 2w, 4y, 7mo (m is minutes)
- Formulas, e.g. Enter may 15 + 1w to display May 22, 2017
What about Holidays?
You can type the names of holidays that fall on the same date every year and Outlook inserts the appropriate date:
Enter New Year’s Day to display 1/1/2016
and Enter next New Year’s Day to display 1/1/2017
Save yourself precious minutes the next time you need to schedule an Outlook appointment or meeting, use the Date feature.