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ok, thank you
Can you explain the issue please?
I work at home on a XP desktop and I use Outlook for Calendar functions. When I go to the cottage and wish to do work there, I export a copy of my calendar file as a .pst file onto a mrmory stick to take with me and then try to import it into my W7 laptop at the cottage. The W7 version of Outlook, which I assume is 2007 or later, says it's not backward compatible with my Outlook 2003 so I can't import it in .pst format. What does appear to semi-wok, however, is that if I export my Calendar fileat home on my XP machine as a comma-separated file, then the W7 machine seems to be able to import it but it appears to be reversing the month-day sequence. Similarly, when I export my Calendar file from my W7 laptop onto a meory stick to bring it home, when I import that file into Outlook 2003 on my XP machine, the month-day sequence is reversed and all the calendar entries end up in the wrong month ... clear?
Yes, thanks. This is a compatibility issue with Outlook 2003 and 2007
Let me check if there is any solutions
What is your email service?
Instead of using outlook calendar, you may switch to some cloud calendar service which should be accessible from both places
For e-mail, I use on-board Outlook Express via my e-mail link thru Bell Sympatico ... is that what you're asking?
Have you tried saving the calendar as a ICS file?
I don't think so, but what does "ICS" stand for?
Select the calendar range you want to save > click file > Save as
save as ics file
No, don't think I've heard of that, but I could try it today since I'm working at home just now, but going to the cottage this evening; so what do I do ... export Calendar file and select ICS as the desired export format? or what?
to open it on another computer > click file > open > Calendar
please read the above procedure
back to you shortly ... people arriving to look at my open house for sale
ok, back now ... may be interrupted again from time to time
ok no problem
further to your earlier note, I seemed to have missed the procedure you mention ... would you mind sending again, thanks
sorry, but how do I "select the calendar range" I want? Thx
click on a date, hold the shift key, click on another date, it will select all dates between those two dates
Sorry that I'm not very skilled at this, but when I select a start date and then an end date, the Outlook app shows all those days on my screen, but it's not apparent how to invoke the "save as" function ... it's not offered as a choice under "File" tab, for example (it's greyed out)
try carefully, should work
I just noticed that the app won't allow me to select a date range greater than 2 weeks, so I must be doing the "selecting" wrong? Can you give me an e-mail address and I can send you a screen shot capture of what I'm looking at in Outlook
First switch calendar to month view
ok, then what ... sorry, but I may need step-by-step instruction, thx
once done click on 1st of the month date
now hold the shift key and while holding it press 30th of the same month
ok, done, then what?
click file >save as
"save as" is greyed out and not selectable ... only "save as Web page" is offered
Are you using 2003 version now?
Oh no, but in your original question you told you use 2003 in home
my mistake, and my sincere apology if that has sent you down the wrong path
2002 is a very old software and that is causing the issue
I don't think 2002 and 2007 can be compatible with each other
You have to use some other calendar instead which can be shared online
When I bought my new laptop with W7, I also purchased Microsoft Office for it, which I assum is 2007 or later, and I got a 3-machine license. so if you think it would clear up this type of problem, perhaps I should upgrade my office suite to 2007 ... or MUST yopu have W7 to support it?
Not at all.
That's the best idea
It will perfectly work with XP
If you use same outlook in both computer's that will be awesome
ok, then rather than continuing to struggle with this old software on my old XP desktop, I'd better consider doing that sooner rather than later. So I'll say thanks to you for trying to help me