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    Anniversary (Outlook 2002 SP1)

    Each time I edit a contact, when I save the changes it automatically inserts and Anniversary setting into the notes section of the Contact information window. How do I turn this feature off. I have searched all over the MS Outlook help files, but like most MS support information there is nothing I have been able to find that even remotely discusses this problem. All I want to do is stop this automatic generation of Anniversary's

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    Re: Anniversary (Outlook 2002 SP1)

    It is set via the second tab of any contact.
    Open the contact from the contacts folder, select the Detail tabe, click on Anniversary, and select "None"
    The offending calendar attachment should go away
    If this is happening for all your contacts (including new ones) I cannot see how it would default to permanently on

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    Re: Anniversary (Outlook 2002 SP1)

    It appears as all my contacts were an import form another application, that the anniversary date was set as a default to the Jan 1/2002 setting and each time I open a contact and save a change , if I do not remember to reset the anniversary setting to none it activates the default setting and up pops the anniversary date. It's not so bad now that I know what to watch for but it would sure be nice to be able to reset all these setting once and for all. after all I have some 2600 contact in the list and that will take some time to set manually.
    Thanks for the help

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    Re: Anniversary (Outlook 2002 SP1)

    Looks like it has potential, but what I really want is to set all the anniversary dates that are presently set to "1/1/2001" to "None". Can you send me a macro to do that ??
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    Re: Anniversary (Outlook 2002 SP1)

    Try the following macro.
    It sets the anniversary date to None if it is currently set to 1/1/2001
    (MS uses date 1/1/4501 to represent none)

    Sub contacts()
    Dim FirstDate As Date

    FirstDate = #1/1/2001#

    Set Myolapp = CreateObject("Outlook.Application")
    Set myNameSpace = Myolapp.GetNamespace("MAPI")
    Set Myolapp.ActiveExplorer.CurrentFolder = _
    myNameSpace.GetDefaultFolder(olFolderContacts)

    For Each contact In Myolapp.ActiveExplorer.CurrentFolder.Items
    On Error Resume Next
    If contact.Anniversary = FirstDate Then
    On Error Resume Next
    contact.Anniversary = #1/1/4501#
    contact.Save
    End If
    Next
    End Sub

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    Re: Anniversary (Outlook 2002 SP1)

    OK - I modified the previous post. <img src=/S/compute.gif border=0 alt=compute width=40 height=20>

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    Re: Anniversary (Outlook 2002 SP1)

    This looks like it might be related to a problem I'm having...

    I created a custom form and want a date field to be required ... but if a date is not supplied, the field defaults to "None", which the validation accepts and it gets converted to 01-Jan-4501 when I export the data to Access. I can't seem to get it to default to blank if they don't supply a date...if I blank out the Value field in Advanced Properties it's still "None" when the form runs.

    Is it possible to have a date field that is truly blank?

    Thanks!
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    Re: Anniversary (Outlook 2002 SP1)

    Sue

    Sorry, that one is beyond me.
    I only found the 1/1/4501 empirically and I couldn't set to blank either.

    I guess you could test for a large date either in your form validation or in Access <img src=/S/bummer.gif border=0 alt=bummer width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Anniversary (Outlook 2002 SP1)

    I was afraid you were going to tell me something like that...it looked like that was just the way a date field worked. I was hoping someone had found a way around it....

    Thanks anyway!
    Sue

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