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Outlook shorthand for dates

Use shorthand to enter dates when printing Outlook calendars. For instance, if you want to print 5 months from the current date, you can enter the string 5mo, instead of a literal date.

When selecting a range of calendar months to print, you can use shorthand instead of entering a literal end date. For instance, if you want to print four calendar months, you can enter any date as the start month and then enter 4mo, instead of a literal date, for the end date. Outlook will interpret your shorthand and print accordingly. Most of us can type 4mo faster than we can count four months into the future.

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I've looked for a list of these shorthand codes, but haven't found one. Currently, I just guess and usually it works. Please list a link to any online reference that defines these codes.

Outlook's new Calendar Printing Assistant doesn't recognize these shorthand codes.

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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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