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How can I display the whole year only with day long dates?

Flavio Bessi
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As many people wrote in the different forums there is no solution in Outlook to display and print the whole year as Outlook Year Viev by planet software. I have been used this ActiveX control for many years. However, it doesn't work any more since a couple of weeks.
What's happened? Can anyone told me why it isn't working any more and why Microsoft doesn't listen to the customers? This issue is beeing asked since 15 years!!!
Thanks for a useful answer.
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I can't solve your problem, but a few comments.

The ActiveX solution you mention was last updated over 10 years ago, so it doesn't surprise me that it doesn't work with newer versions of Windows / Outlook.  Have you reached out to the company (Planet Software) to ask why they discontinued it, I suspect it was more work than the money they were making off it, but who knows.  Perhaps they are working on something different.

As far as why Microsoft doesn't support this capability in baseline Outlook, that's really a question only they could answer.  And I appreciate there isn't really any place to get an answer easily.  My guess would be either not enough customers have asked for that type of view, or if they have gotten requests then they may have decided not to implement it because it could overlap with Microsoft Project.  That would be the Microsoft tool I would normally expect an organization to use for this type of planning and "Gantt" charts.

Have you looked at any other Windows based calendar products, from Google, or Mozilla or Open Office, etc?  Perhaps one of them has this functionality that you need, and may be able to exchange data with Outlook if needed.  Just a thought.

Sorry I can't solve your problem, I understand it's a feature that would be useful to you.


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Bill PrewTest your restores, not your backups...
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Have you looked at this tool, it's not free but if you have enough need perhaps the added features it has would be worth it to you...



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