Lot's of MS Outlook 2003 Questions concerning "Calendar" and form customization

Posted on 2006-04-12
Last Modified: 2010-04-08
Dear MS-Outlook Experts,
here a couple of questions related to the calendar.

1. Outlook offers to use Labels to color the items. I wounder if it is possible to change the text related to the colors. Like "Important", "Birthday" etc. I would like to use other text or no text at all would be an alternative
2. The calendar form can not be customized. Only why to hide the first page but by doing so I loose the functionality of Labels. I only have text left in the combo box. Also time pickers are gone. How to proceed in this case? I need to change the calendar form, would like to add some fields and hide some of the standard fields..
3. Is there a workaround for the label combo box?. Add a customer combo box or radio buttons and if I e.g. chooce green radio button, the original label will be set to green. I'm ready to use ready VBA code of course

thanks for help and feedback.

Question by:Petersburg1
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    Accepted Solution

    Greetings, Petersburg1.

    1.  Yes, you can change the text associated with the labels.  Switch to the calendar, then click Edit->Label->Edit Labels.  You can change the text associated with each label color, but you cannot change the colors or add more colors.

    2.  You cannot change the first page of an appointment form.  You can create a customized appointment form, but you cannot change the first page.  There really is no way around this.

    3.  I've never done it myself, but there's no reason I can think of why you can't use a set of radio buttons to set the label color.  Something like this:

        Sub RB1_Click()
            'Command to set the label color to color1
        End Sub

        Sub RB2_Click()
            'Command to set the label color to color2
        End Sub

    Here's a link that shows the code required to set the label color:

    Author Comment

    Dear BlueDevilFan,
    thank you for the quick answer.

    1. NICE, I did not know it!!!

    2. Ok, I did know but thought there is a trick

    3. All this is not detailed enough....but it is ok at this stage.


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    by:David Lee
    Hi, Nils.

    You're welcome.  

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