Susan Bradley provided some good tips on dealing with DST pains-in-the-butt in her Mar. 30, 2006, column.
Apparently, that wasn’t the end of it. Follow along as my readers provide tips on this and other topics from the last issue.
A funny definition of ‘all day’ in Outlook
John Boggess, an Indiana resident, sends in this procedure to cure Outlook’s "I don’t know what time it really is" blues:
- "What you included in your newsletter about daylight saving time in Indiana and Australia was quite helpful. But something that turned out to be a particular headache for me was recurring "all day" appointments (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.) in Outlook.
"After the switch from ‘Indiana (East)’ to ‘Eastern time’ I found that ‘all day’ appointments [12 midnight one day to 12 midnight the next day —BL] became appointments that started at 1:00 a.m. the original day and ended at 1:00 a.m. the following day. The Microsoft KB articles did not address this particular issue.
"The following approach turned out to work best for me fixing these types of recurrences:
1. Open the recurring item as a ‘series’ (not ‘occurrence’);
2. Click the Recurrence… tab and click