Add holidays to Outlook
18 April 2006 in Microsoft | Comments disabled

One thing that I’ve recently found useful in Outlook is how you can have it pre-populate your calendar with holidays for your country. I told my flatmate about this and thought I should post the instructions in case anybody else doesn’t know how to do it.

  1. Fire up Outlook
  2. Click “Tools” then “Options” on the menu
  3. Click “Calendar Options”
  4. Click “Add Holidays…” (near the middle of the form)
  5. Put a tick in “New Zealand” and click “OK”
  6. Done :)

This works in both Office 2003 and Office 2007 (Perhaps earlier ones too but I haven’t tested). Speaking of which I’ll hopefully post a few Office 2007 entries as time goes on :)

- JD


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Geek says 26 April 2006 @ 13:52

I gave this a go and notice that New Zealand was already selected but no holidays were displayed. If I unchecked the box then re checked it, then all the NZ holidays propagated on my calendar. Very nice :D