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    Holidays end! (Outlook98)

    I guess Microsoft really expects no one to be using Outlook 98 after this year -- the pre-set Holiday dates end in December of 2001!

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    Re: Holidays end! (Outlook98)

    if you have access to the holiday file from a newer version you can use it or add your own to a text file. (i'll attach the one from ol2002 here, change the extension to txt to use it.)

    in outlook 2000 and earlier, it;s outlook.txt, outlook 2002 renamed it outlook.hol. Both versions are text files and can be used interchangably provided the extension is changed for your version. you can also edit it or create your own holiday file, following the format used in the file.
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    Re: Holidays end! (Outlook98)

    THANKS!!

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    Re: Holidays end! (Outlook98)

    Well, I finally got around to trying this -- and there is one problem. I renamed the file outlook.txt as directed. However, Outlook 98 does not recognize this file correctly. The only choice I am given as a country is [ ] *A*l*g*e*r*i*a*. No other country is listed -- and the stars appear as I have shown.


    When opened in WordPad (it is too big for NotePad), the file looks normal. However, if I open it with NoteTab, I see all the stars. I am going to try to remove the stars and see if this works...

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    Re: Holidays end! (Outlook98)

    I did spot a slight difference in the layout between 2002 and other versions - I think it was an additional space (although whether or not this would actually make a difference or not, I don't know.)
    Check my earlier post <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/showthreaded.pl?Cat=&Board=out&Number=63379&Search =true&Forum=out&Words=Leif&Match=Username&Searchpa ge=1&Limit=25&Old=allposts&Main=63379>here</A>.

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    Re: Holidays end! (Outlook98)

    i'll bet it's unicode causing the problem. i'm using winxp and i'll bet you have win9x.

    if someone has it on win9x, that copy should work for both NTXP and 9x systems.

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    Re: Holidays end! (Outlook98)

    YEP! I have Win98SE.

    I tried to edit the resulting "text file" in NoteTab (it was able to open it and it converts the "non-characters" to astericks -- that is why I originally saw *A*l*g*e*r*i*a*), however, NoteTab could not give me a usable version. If I did not originally open the file in NoteTab, the file is not recognized at all by Outlook98.

    Next I tried to simply copy and paste the apparent text (unformatted) into a new .txt document -- still NO GO!

    Lastly, I used a binary file editor (WinVi) and I deleted the unnecessary and interfering hexadecimal codes. The way it was written, every letter has a "00" hex code before and after it. I had WinVi remove ALL the "00". That only gave me the choice for "Algeria" but nothing else.

    I then noticed that there were double carriage returns between each country. These were not present in my original outlook.txt file. Using a text editor again seemed to inappropriately remove these -- the file was still not right. I again resorted to my binary file editor and I replaced each "0d 0a 0d 0a" string with "0d 0a". NOW I have a usable holiday text file!! <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    I have attached it for anyone who may wish to avoid my perils.
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