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Microsoft Outlook's reminder bell returns in 2010

The Reminder icon (a small bell) disappeared in Outlook 2007, but it's back in 2010. If you don't see it on your appointments, here's how to get it back!

Outlook 2003 (and earlier) displayed a small bell icon on appointments with a reminder. That icon went missing in Outlook 2007, but it's back in 2010. To enable this simple but helpful feature, do the following:

  1. From the File tab, choose Options (under Help).
  2. Select Calendar in the left pane.
  3. In the Calendar Options section, check the Show Bell Icon On The Calendar For Appointment And Meetings With Reminders option. (I think Show Bell Icon would suffice!)
  4. Click OK.

Getting the reminder icon back is easy enough - knowing that you can after its short hiatus is the key!

About Susan Harkins

Susan Sales Harkins is an IT consultant, specializing in desktop solutions. Previously, she was editor in chief for The Cobb Group, the world's largest publisher of technical journals.

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