Natural language parsing in date fields in Outlook

For years, I’ve been using NLP in Outlook but something
I read recently reminded me that not everyone may realize this capability exists.
So today’s tip is to illustrate the power of natural language parsing in date fields
in Outlook. This is doubleplus good, I use it all the time:

1. Create a new appointment
2. Tab to a date field such as the Start Time
3. Type entries such as: three days, one week, two years, 8 hours, 2 days ago, new
year’s, new years, june 8, july fourteen, yesterday, last year, last tuesday, independence
day, 1 minute…

And voila, Outlook automatically parses that and enters
the appropriate date/time.

Comments (2)

  1. Joel says:

    That’s been around for a very long time… guess you didn’t read my book <grin> Wish Microsoft would ship that functionlity in their date time controls – oh well.