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 10/13/2015: If you’re using the latest versions of Outlook, here’s a list of our Tutorials for Outlook 2013 and 2016.
Below is a SIMPLE step-by-step for adding week numbers to your Outlook 2003 or Outlook 2007 calendar. If you’re 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 the box “Show week numbers in the Month View and Date Navigator.”
4. Click OK a few times and YOU’RE DONE!!! GROOVY!!!
Snips taken from Microsoft Outlook 2007
The steps for Outlook 2010 are a little different since 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 the box “Show week numbers in the month view and in the Date Navigator.” Click OK to Save