A useful but hard-to-locate tweak for Outlook: its calendar defaults to 30-minute appointments, but if you want to break up your day into smaller or larger chunks, you can also choose 5, 6, 10, 15 or 60 minute gaps. Just right-click on the Calendar, choose Other settings and pick your time setting. For more calendar trickery, learn how to customise customise how many days you can see ahead. [via Crabby Office Lady]
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