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Managing a Calendar in Microsoft Outlook 2010

Working with Reminders

You can have Outlook display a reminder of upcoming appointments, events, or meetings. The reminder displays in a message box and can sound an alarm to alert you. You can use any sound included with Windows or use a sound that you’ve downloaded from the Internet and saved to your hard drive. Outlook adds a 15-minute reminder automatically when you create appointments or meetings, so you need to use the following process only if you want to add a reminder to an item that doesn’t have one or when you want to change the reminder.

Add or Change a Reminder

  1. Open the appointment, meeting, or event for which you want to set a reminder.

  2. In the Options group on the ribbon’s Appointment tab, choose a reminder time.

  3. Click the Save & Close button. Outlook reminds you of the appointment at the scheduled time.

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