Clever Clogs tip # 691
17 February 2022

Show the day of the week in your Outlook calendar *

This week's tip is inspired by Noella, who wanted to know whether there is a way to show the day of the week in the Outlook calendar. (Thanks for asking, Noella.)

Well, Outlook uses the date settings in Windows, so once you have followed the instructions in tip # 647, you get to see the day in your Outlook calendar ...

... as well as in your taskbar.

Here's how:

  1. Press the WIN key (or click the Start button), type control panel and press ENTER.
  2. Under Clock and Region click Change date, time or number formats.
  3. At the bottom of the dialog box, click on the Additional settings button.
  4. Click on the Date tab.
  5. Under Date formats in the Long date box change the format to (for example) ddd, d MMMM yyyy
  6. Click OK twice.

Related tips

  1. Show the day of the week in the taskbar (Windows 10): tip_647.php
  2. Format dates to include the day of the week (Microsoft Excel) : tip_509.php

This week's CleverClogsTipTime on LinkedIn, in case you missed it ...

  1. What a great question... (With thanks to Noella!)
  2. Move columns in Excel by dragging (With thanks to Robert!)
  3. Start Dictation in Word and Outlook using a keyboard shortcut
  4. Automatically move email messages where your name is in Cc out of your inbox


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* Unless stated otherwise this tip is written for Microsoft 365 desktop apps and Windows 10 users, but might also be useful in Office 2010, 2013 and 2016.