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    Outlook 2000 Public Holidays, etc.

    I have noticed that the public holidays (Christmas, Easter, etc.) "run out" next year.

    Whilst some holidays are always the same - Christmas Day, for example - many, such as Easter move around.

    Does anyone know of an update for the US & UK holidays?

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    Re: Outlook 2000 Public Holidays, etc.

    This information is held in a file called outlook.txt which is an editable text file. In the past, we have (in our corporation) amended this file and redistributed to everyone because some of the bank holidays in the UK were wrong.
    If you amend this file, you can have 'holidays' stretching as far ahead as you can collect data.
    Beware about applying the amended file, though. If you leave dates which have already been applied to Outlook, the include holidays command puts them in again, so it's best to create new dates which start where the current file leaves off.
    I don't know how/when a new file is made available from MS. Anyone know? I'm on Outlook 2000 SR-1 (9.0.0.3821) and the dates run out in 2002.
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    Re: Outlook 2000 Public Holidays, etc.

    Dear Brian,

    Thank you for your help.

    Kevin Duck

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    Re: Outlook 2000 Public Holidays, etc.

    If I were MS, I wouldn't update the file for OL2K; I'd only update the file for OL02.

    It is very amusing how easy it is to create completely fictitious holidays in outlook.txt (which eventually turned up in the Office1033 folder). I added a new country and created its first holiday, following the pattern of the others. I then went into Tools, Options, Calendar, Holidays and imported it (as well as the U.S.). Plenty of potential for office pranks if you have any resident smart-alecks. <img src=/S/wink.gif border=0 alt=wink width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Outlook 2000 Public Holidays, etc.

    at home, i made up a list with birthdays etc and named the country using my last name.

    as for pranksters, how would they install it on the other systems? good employees don't leave their computer logged on and unattended and good admins lock down things like this.

    if a new holiday list is released, it will be on the officeupdate site and be for all versions of outlook. outlook 2002 does go to 2005, so it's hard to say if they will make it available for download. (i thought ol97 or ol98 went to 2006)

    it's now in a file called outlook.hol, but is a plain text file and could be used with other versions.
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    Re: Outlook 2000 Public Holidays, etc.

    I was excited to find the file with future holidays for Outlook. However, the Jewish and Islamic holidays are not in Western date format and my Outlook doesn't recognize the year 5761, etc. Any chance of an updated version with western date format? <img src=/S/confused.gif border=0 alt=confused width=15 height=20>

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