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    Appt Reminders Consistency

    How can I get reminders on both Tasks & Appointments to use the same list of intervals? In particular, you can set a reminder on a Task for 3 days before so on Friday you get reminded about a Monday Task. I want to be able to set the same interval so on Friday I get reminded about Monday appointments. BUT no can do - reminder interval menu on appointments only goes up to 2 days before.
    I am using OL98 on Window NT 4.0 and this problem has bugged me for about 2 years, so excuse a new user posting twice in same working day.

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    Re: Appt Reminders Consistency

    what happens if you tab into the field and type "3d"? (no quotes)

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    Re: Appt Reminders Consistency

    I just created a test appointment for Monday 3/26. Used the arrow key to go into the field instead of choosing the dropdown menu. It allowed me to type in 3d. Expanded to display '3 days' after I hit enter. When I clicked to save the appointment, it said the time for the reminder had already passed (!) and no reminder would be set. Sounds promising. Will test again on Monday, since I won't be here to see if the system sends me a 3 days before reminder tomorrow. That solves the basic problem, but I still wonder why they assume tasks & appointments need different reminder default options. The Friday to Monday interval is so obvious.
    Thank for your help.

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    Re: Appt Reminders Consistency

    hard to say what they were thinking and they've changed how htye handle the reminders in ol02. tasks are set by date only, appt are by hour/day/week etc.

    all the letters work BTW - h (hour) d(day) w(week) m(month) it's often faster it type in 1w or 1h than look for it in the drop down.

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