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    Calculating holiday entitlements & allowances (2000 & XP )

    Has anyone come up with a way of calculating holiday entitlement and allowance (in public or private calendars). In our office, when people select days for holidays in our Outlook , it would be nice to find out automatically how many of our annual entitlements and allowances each of us has already had.

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    Re: Calculating holiday entitlements & allowances (2000 & XP )

    Could you use Categories... and combine that information with some kind of "year to date" view? (I don't use the calendar, so I'm just speculating wildly.)

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    Re: Calculating holiday entitlements & allowances (2000 & XP )

    I see what you mean about using categories - thanks. And one can have a list that shows the days (provided the days-off have been recorded as full-day 'events', although our days-off can be half-days, which doesn't square with the concept of all-day events).
    But I don't understand the 'year to date' view. Can you explain? There's nothing in Help on that that I can find.
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    Re: Calculating holiday entitlements & allowances (2000 & XP )

    > some kind of "year to date" view

    That was speculation on my part. I know you can view by categories, and thought maybe you could filter that to see only the current year.

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    Re: Calculating holiday entitlements & allowances (2000 & XP )

    Andrew, try the Events Calendar view, if your staff ALWAYS uses an All Day Event rather than a Meeting to schedule their holidays (assuming by holidays you mean what we Yanks call vacation, as opposed to public holidays). Then see if exporting them to Excel or other data repository of your choice for comparison to allowances is of value to you. Otherwise I think that to do all of what you propose in OL would be a lot of custom forms and code.

    As you point out, there are going to be complications with half days, differing holiday entitlements according to seniority, etc. (I'm grateful my company manages all that stuff through our Intranet. Maybe you can look around to see if there is a cheap intranet application your company could use.)
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    Re: Calculating holiday entitlements & allowances (2000 & XP )

    You should take up professional speculating! <img src=/S/wink.gif border=0 alt=wink width=15 height=15>

    Looks like you can create a ytd filter, if you select "View > Current View > Customize Current View
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    Re: Calculating holiday entitlements & allowances (2000 & XP )

    Define a view with that filter and you're off and running!
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