Question: "I'm traveling to Germany and need to create appointments in Outlook before I leave, for when I'm there. Is there an easy way to do this without messing up my calendar?"
Yes, use Outlook's two time zone feature, which allows you to show two zones in the time scale of the day planner view. Turn it on from Tools, Options, Calendar Options, Time Zone or right click on time scale in One Day view and choose Change time zone.
Now, you can either use the German time column when setting up the appointments or swap zones before you add the appointments then swap back
Published October 22, 2004. Last reviewed on August 15, 2012.