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Alarm Settings Corrector for Microsoft® Outlook®

Application Microsoft® Outlook® Version 2.00
Author OfficeHelp
Tested on versions: 2003 (11.0), 2007 (12.0), 2010 (14.0) - should work on any version from Office 2003

Waking up at 6:00AM from your mobile phone appointments?

Stop your Microsoft® Outlook® full-day appointments waking you up at 6:00AM the previous day by automatically overriding Outlook fixed and unchangeable “18 hours before” alarm settings for full-day appoints. Really EASY to use - Just install and forget. And sleep to your real alarm clock…

How to avoid being waken up at 6:00 AM by an Outlook synchronized mobile phone

Outlook will automatically set reminders from full day appoints to 18 hours before they start (at 00:00…). And your synchronized mobile phone will dutifully alert you at 6:00AM the previous day!

Of course, appointment settings may be manually changed, but it’s human to forget. 

OfficeHelp.Biz short Outlook macro will intercept all new appointment creation and check the alarm settings. If they are Full-Day / “18 hours before” then the macro will automatically replace them with your Outlook alarm default – meaning that full-day appointments will use the same Alarm settings as all other appointments instead of the fixed “18 hours before” setting! 

Your alarm settings:

After Officehelp.Biz Macro

Instead of the “standard” 18 hours: 

Before Officehelp.Biz Macro

No need to remember. Just create your appointments as usual knowing they will use the default alarm settings YOU configured, not the fixed “18 hours before” full-day setting. 

Really EASY to useJust install and forget. And sleep to your real alarm clock…


FREE Download.

Click HERE to DOWNLOAD.

Download is a ZIP file including the macro code and a PDF installation manual (2 minutes to install). There is a README.TXT file explaining the file contents.

Open Source

VBA source code is included and can be freely edited or changed.

Click HERE to DOWNLOAD.



Alarm Settings Corrector for Outlook

Outlook Calendar reminder settings (Click to Enlarge)

The Alarm Settings Corrector for Outlook solves a single but complicated problem:

“How to avoid being waken up at 6:00 AM by an Outlook synchronized mobile phone”

Unlike regular Outlook appointments, which have user-defined alarm settings, FULL-DAY appointments have a fixed, unchangeable “18 hours before starting” default setting. And since full-day appointments start at 00:00 AM, unless you manually change the default settings, the alarm will fire at 6:00 AM the previous day. Just when you were sleeping!

Of course, alarm settings can be manually changed on the Appointment, but since all other appointments automatically use the user-defined settings on the Outlook Options, people will often forget it. Until, of course, its 6:00 AM the previous day... like Sunday!

And Full-Day is the default mode for appointments created with the calendar on Monthly view.

While this problem has been around for many Outlook versions, problems really started when people start synchronizing mobile phones with Outlook.

The Solution

OfficeHelp.Biz short Outlook macro will intercept all new appointment creation and check the alarm settings. If they are Full-Day / “18 hours” then the macro will automatically replace them with the Options alarm default – meaning that full-day appointments will use the same Alarm settings as all other appointments!

No need to remember. Just create your appointments knowing they will use the default alarm settings YOU configured. Or the Outlook default of 15 minutes.

Using the Macro – No more 6:00 AM Alarms!

Just use Outlook as before. Open Outlook and enable macros (if prompted for it). Change to the calendar and select monthly view:

Monthly Calendar View

Double click on one day to open a new appointment. The alarm settings should match your Outlook definitions, not the 18 hours value:

After Officehelp.Biz Macro

Instead of the “standard” 18 hours: 

Before Officehelp.Biz Macro


FREE Download.

Click HERE to DOWNLOAD.

Download is a ZIP file including the macro code and a PDF installation manual (2 minutes to install). There is a README.TXT file explaining the file contents.

Open Source

VBA source code is included and can be freely edited or changed.

Click HERE to DOWNLOAD.



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