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    Go Back number of days (Outlook 2003)

    Is there a quick method to go back so many days in the Outlook calendar? (i.e. go back 10 days from today) I can Ctrl - G and type in 10 days in the date field and it will jump 10 days ahead, but can't figure out how to go backward.

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    Re: Go Back number of days (Outlook 2003)

    I can't help with that, I'm afraid, but other OL shortcuts are:

    Go to the first day of the current week
    ALT+HOME

    Go to the last day of the current week
    ALT+END

    Go to the same day in the previous week
    ALT+UP ARROW

    Go to the same day in the next week
    ALT+DOWN ARROW

    Go to the first day of the month
    ALT+PAGE UP

    Go to the last day of the month
    ALT+PAGE DOWN

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    Re: Go Back number of days (Outlook 2003)

    Mmmm... did you try -10 ? <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Go Back number of days (Outlook 2003)

    Nope, that doesn't work - at least not in Outlook 2002.

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    Re: Go Back number of days (Outlook 2003)

    Interesting, with Ctrl-G in my 2003 Outlook installation, typing 10 in the date field doesn't jump ahead 10 days. But if I hit the drop-down arrow, I get a Calendar thumbnail view, so all I have to do is count back, or a little mental Base 7 math. As if ... <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Go Back number of days (Outlook 2003)

    Typing 15 takes me to the 15th of the month, but typing 15 days jumps 15 days ahead.

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    Re: Go Back number of days (Outlook 2003)

    Sorry! I fooled myself. I was in the one-day view, I was on the 20th and entered -10. Guess what, today is May 10th, so what I thought was Outlook doing math was really just going to the 10th of the current month. My bad. Maybe I can make up for it in some other way.

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    Re: Go Back number of days (Outlook 2003)

    <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15> Right now I am feeling like a complete fool, and laughing out loud at myself. I was testing this by typing "10". And what day is today? The 10th! <img src=/S/stupidme.gif border=0 alt=stupidme width=30 height=30> <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15> It was jumping to today, no problem! <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>

    After trying several more variations, I can't get Ctrl-G to accept negative numbers; they are either rejected or accepted as positive numbers if they are in a date format such as 4/-10/2005. I stumbled on a variation of your finding Hans, for future dates, where the active date (blue) is presented in the Ctrl-G window, just add a space and the number of days you want to advance plus the word days:

    <font color=blue>Wed 4/11/2005</font color=blue> 5 days

    and the selected date will jump 5 days into the future.
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