Outlook 2007 "Show As" add-ins

Is there any add-ins to give more options to the "SHow as" within Outlook 2007 Calendar?  I am looking for something that might be more detailed that OUT OF OFFICE and then it's blocked off in purple.  You could be away from the office and still able to take requests for conference calls etc...etc...please advise.


GorapsI.T. ManagerAsked:
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David LeeCommented:
Hi, GoRaps.

The list cannot be modified, it is built into Outlook.  Even if the list could e modified Outlook wouldn't understand what a custom selection means.  The underlying values associated with the selections are constants that have specific meanings in Outlook.  I'm not sure changes are necessary to achieve your stated goal.  Simply leave the time marked as Free if you want folks to be able to schedule things at the same time as another appointment.
GorapsI.T. ManagerAuthor Commented:
is there not an add-in patch that adds different show as scenarios?
David LeeCommented:
As I said, the list cannot be modified.  That includes by an add-in.  Even if it could, the changes would be meaningless to anyone who didn't have the add-in and meaningless to Outlook.  The Show As selection tells Outlook how to show your time to other people.  If you could add a custom selection, e.g. Out of Office but free to do some things, how would other copies of Outlook that don't have the same add-in interpret that information?  It'd be meaningless.  And changing the list wouldn't change Outlook's underlying mechanism for processing meeting requests or returning free/busy information.  For example, how would Outlook handle a meeting request that asks for a meeting during a time which you've coded with a custom entry?  It wouldn't be able to tell if you are free, busy, in the office, out of the office, etc.  

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GorapsI.T. ManagerAuthor Commented:
Thank you kind sir.
David LeeCommented:
You're welcome.
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