Show week numbers in Outlook's Calendar

You can easily configure Outlook to display the week number -- you just need to know where to find the right option.

Knowing the week number — its position from the first week of the year — is vital in many operations. By default, Outlook doesn't display week numbers, but that doesn't mean it isn't possible, and you don't need code or an add-in. You just need to know which setting to check. You can display week numbers in the Date Navigator (that's the small monthly calendar in the top-left corner), by completing the following steps:

  1. From the Tools menu, choose Options.
  2. Click the Calendar Options button.
  3. In the Calendar Options section, check the Show Week Numbers In The Date Navigator option.

Click OK twice and Outlook will display week numbers in the Date Navigator. The numbers to the left of each week represent that week's position with the 52-week year. For instance, the week of March 7th through the 13th is the eleventh week of the year. Outlook 2007 will also display week numbers in Month View. What simple Outlook setting really makes a difference for you?


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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