At work, I interact with Europeans on a daily basis. When building schedules they often refer to “Week Numbers”. Before I found this calendar option in Outlook it was a little annoying however now, I’ve been converted….. I love it and I use week numbers for all kinds of things.
Update 3/2/2010 : Article updated to include Outlook 2010 Steps at the bottom of Tutorial.
Update 7/24/2012 : Just completed documenting the Outlook 2013 Steps as well if you’re looking for the latest how-to.
Below is a SIMPLE step by step for adding week numbers to your Outlook 2003 or Outlook 2007 calendar. If your looking for the Outlook 2010 instructions, scroll to the bottom. I just added those steps.
How To Add Week Numbers to Microsoft Outlook 2003 and 2007 Calendar
1: Click Tools, Options
2. On the Preferences tab, Click Calendar Options…
3. Check box “Show week numbers in the Month View and Date Navigator”
4. Click OK a few times and YOUR DONE!!! GROOVY!!!
Snips above taken from Microsoft Outlook 2007
The steps for Outlook 2010 are a little different being that Microsoft moved things around a little with Office 2010. Again, pretty straight forward.
How To Add Week Numbers to Microsoft Outlook 2010 Calendar
5. Open Outlook 2010 and Click File, Options
6. Click Calendar Tab then Scroll down to Display Options as shown below. Check Box Show week numbers in the month and in the Date Navigator. Click OK to Save