Tip 259: Calendar display looks wrong

"How can I get calendar to start on the current date?"

This is just how Outlook works. Outlook displays the calendar as 5-full weeks and the last few days of the previous month will always be at the top, unless the month starts on the first day in your calendar display.

If you turn off compressed weekends (right click on the calendar and choose Other Settings to disable the compress weekends option) it behaves better when the month begins on a Sunday, as May did.

You cannot configure Outlook to display the current week first.

When the month begins on a weekend day and extends beyond 5 Sunday's, the highlight for "today" is in last month: Calendar is Wrong the First or Last Week of a Month

Published June 1 2005

  • June Fisher

    Is there a way to get the time column to show on the right side of the screen as well? When you have more than one calendar open or a whole week displaying it is hard to tell what time a meeting is at

  • D Poremsky

    I'm not sure what you mean by the time column, but you can show the To-Do bar on the right - this will include the upcoming appointments in your default calendar.