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Quickly Find Dates in Outlook

Posted by Roger Hyttinen on

Go To Date dialog box

If you need to find a date quickly on your Outlook calendar, there's no need to scroll through the weeks and months to find the date you want. Instead, use the Ctrl + G keystroke combination and then type in the date you want. You don't even need to type in the year if the date you're looking resides in the current year. For instance, you can type in: 3/29.

Outlook also understands natural language so you can type in something like "60 days from now" or "6 weeks from now".

words 6 weeks from now in date box

To jump back to today's date, press Ctrl + T or click the Today icon on the Ribbon.

Quick Guide: To Quickly Find a Date in Outlook

  1. Click Calendar on the bottom of your screen
    Or
    Press the Ctrl + 2 keystroke combination.
  2. Press the Ctrl + G keystroke combination. The Go To Date dialog appears with the date highlighted.
  3. Type in the date you want.
  4. Click OK.

Looking for more Outlook tips? Our Outlook 2016: Up To Speed guide is now available as an ebook from Amazon and Kobo. The Up To Speed series is designed to help you get productive quickly with your software. Check back as new titles will be added regularly.


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