Add holidays in outlook doesn't work.

Posted on 2003-02-21
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Last Modified: 2010-05-18
All of my users are trying to use the add holidays feature in outlook.  The holidays are imported but then they do not appear in the calendar.  Any help please?
Exchange 2000
Outlook 2000
Windows XP Pro
Question by:fazuti
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ranjan01 earned 400 total points
ID: 7994507
download of latest holidays feature

Happy Holidays to Outlook Users from Microsoft
Microsoft has released an updated list of holidays for 2003-2007, just in time for users of Outlook 2000, whose holiday list goes only through 2002. For Outlook 2000, download and install Holiday Updates, then follow the instructions provided on the web page.

If you want to use it with Outlook 2002 (which ships with a holiday list through 2005), use WinZip to open OutlHol.exe download file. Extract the Outlook.txt file to your Microsoft Office\Office10\1033 folder (for U.S. English installations; other language installations would use a different localization folder). Rename the existing Outlook.hol file to Outlookhol.old. Then rename Outlook.txt to Outlook.hol. You can then use it with the Tools | Options, | Calendar Options | Add Holidays command.

Similarly, if you want to use it with Outlook 97 or 98, locate your old Outlook.txt file, rename it, then use WinZip to extract the Outlook.txt file from the download to the same folder. (23 Dec)

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ID: 7994513


To install this download:

Download the file by clicking the Download button (above) and saving the file to your hard disk.
Double-click the outlhol.exe program file on your hard disk to start the setup program.
Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.
Instructions for use:
Once you have installed this add-in, add holidays to your calendar:
On the Tools menu, click Options. Click the Preferences tab, then click the Calendar Options button.
Click the Add Holidays button. A dialog listing all the supported holidays will appear.
Select all holidays you would like to add to the calendar, then click OK.

Removal of this download:
To remove the download file itself, delete the file outlhol.exe.
To remove the holidays from Outlook 2000, manually delete each holiday from your calendar.


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