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    calendar month view (office 2000)

    Anytime I switch to Calendar month view, the default display shows four weeks with today's date at the very bottom row. Logically, it'd make more sense to show today at the top (or even in the middle), as one tends to be looking ahead more often than back, no? I see no way to change this default...am I missing something or is this just another brilliant Windows concept?

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    Re: calendar month view (office 2000)

    IF you have a wheel mouse, just click (roll) down to bring on the next week. Each click is a new week, 4 clicks and your bottom date moves to the top of the calendar. Ok you do have to click (roll) the mouse but it is the only way I know of putting the current date at top of calendar. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: calendar month view (office 2000)

    Yes, I know I can scroll...My point is that the default view always opens with current date on the bottom, forcing me to do just that. Clicking back to inbox and back again brings the default view back again the same way. I'm asking if there's a way to make it default to having current date at the top, so I don't always have to scroll....it's a minor nuisance, but a nuisance nonetheless.

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    Re: calendar month view (office 2000)

    Sorry, didn't mean to sound to simple in my answer. <img src=/S/sorry.gif border=0 alt=sorry width=15 height=15>
    But sorry again, I don't know of any way to change the calendar view on opening. I know what you are asking and agree.
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    Re: calendar month view (office 2000)

    Thanks....sounds like just another stupid Microsoft trick. (sigh...)

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    Re: calendar month view (office 2000)

    I am using Outlook 2003, so I can not comment on 2000. However, when I open Calendar in the Month view, it shows me the complete Month, and today's date shows wherever it happens to fall in the month (top, middle or bottom, depending on the date). If it is March 1, it displays in the top row and likewise March 31 displays in the bottom row. Has this behavior changed since Outlook 2000?
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    Re: calendar month view (office 2000)

    Yes, it appears Outlook 2003 is different. In 2000, it opens to a four-week spread, with the current week in the bottom row. Personally, I don't think either solution is ideal....I'm normally wanting to look at the upcoming weeks, and wish there were a setting for "current week at top." But at least with 2003 it's showing the future for most of the month...in 2000 it's always in retro mode.

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    Re: calendar month view (office 2000)

    Today there was a story in the L.A. Times about U.N. delegates and wiretaps, and it mentioned that the practice was so ubiquitous that people would be having a meeting and all of a sudden advertisements for what they were discussing would appear on the fax machine.

    I mention this because as of this morning, for no apparent reason whatsoever, my month view has now begun to default to current week on top. I've changed nothing (indeed, as I mentioned, there's nothing to change), and have lived with this situation for several years. Now all of a sudden I've mentioned it in a public forum and it's fixed itself.

    It's really enough to make one extremely paranoid. Okay, which one of you out there is responsible? yikes....

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    Re: calendar month view (office 2000)

    Nothing to do with the month changing, so you are now at the beginning of the month.....?

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    Re: calendar month view (office 2000)

    Ah... you mean you weren't previously aware of the magical powers of the forum??? Really though, good to hear that your calendar has rectified itself.
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    Re: calendar month view (office 2000)

    (I'm certain that has EVERYTHING to do with it.)
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    Re: calendar month view (office 2000)

    If that were the case, it would have theoretically happened at the beginning of every new month, right? Also, it would in theory always show the current month in full, with today's date highlighted (like, I believe, was described for Office 2003) in relative position.

    I've been running Office 2000 for the last three years, and the month-view calendar has always, always, always come up as I described in my original post....a four-week spread with the current week on the bottom. As of yesterday it opened to a FIVE-week spread with current week on top.

    Now I may not be the sharpest knife in the drawer, but I consider myself a reasonably observant individual and think I'd have noticed this before today. I have no idea what hidden settings I may have inadvertently changed, but it's definitely different now. I want to believe it's another of M'Soft's many undocumented "features," rather than dwell in the paranoia of a conspiracy theory. Either way, it's just plain wierd....

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    Re: calendar month view (office 2000)

    Then please accept my apologies for implying that you weren't being observant.

    > show the current month in full, with today's date highlighted

    ... which is what mine has from 2000 through 2003, hence the questions. Have you done anything with your View, such as adding fields or Filters, or is it the default Month version of the Day/Week/Month View. And how aboout a screen shot?
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