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Change the default calendar that opens in Outlook

I have two calendars in Outlook, the default calendar and a shared office calendar.  Outlook automatically opens with the personal default calendar when I'd like it to open with the shared office calendar as the default.  Is there a way to accomplish this?

Another few notes, the shared office calendar is shared to the other users with a third party application called WorkgroupShare.  We are also not in an Exchange environment.

I look forward to any ideas and solutions that can be provided.

Thanks,

Vic Wukovits
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budchawlaCommented:
What version of Outlook are  you using? In Outlook 2007, just tick the Calendar that you want to use and untick your default calendar. It will remember this setting...
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wukovitsAuthor Commented:
I'm using 2003.  I wish it were that simple, as I tried that a few times.  I also tried to move it up in the list, hoping that that would make the the default.

Thanks,

Vic
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David LeeCommented:
Hi, Vic.

You cannot change the default calendar in Outlook.  The default calendar is always the calendar associated with the mail delivery location (a mailbox in Exchange or the Personal Folder with the active Inbox folder).  
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wukovitsAuthor Commented:
Is it possible to have both calendars open when Outlook opens? (Both calendars checked)
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David LeeCommented:
Yes.  Check them both and then close and reopen Outlook.  It remembers what was open when it last closed.  Both calendars should appear side by side.  You can also open the calendars in separate windows if you don't want them side by side.  Right-click on one calendar and select "Open in New Window".  Close and re-open Outlook and again both calendars should open.
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wukovitsAuthor Commented:
I will give this a try.  I tried checking the Shared calendar and unchecking the default and closing Outlook and reopening it, but the default would be checked and the shared would not be.  I'll try this method and report back.

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wukovitsAuthor Commented:
I tried checking both boxes and closing Outlook, but when I opened it again, it would only have the default calendar checked.  What did work was to open the shared calendar in it's own window and closing Outlook.  Upon reopening, the second window calendar was still there.

I have a follow-up question regarding the Outlook 2007 suggestion:  Does 2007 allow you to use a calendar other than the default as budchawla mentioned above?

Thanks,

Vic
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