KC Lemson

By KC Lemson [MS]


Natural language parsing in date fields in Outlook

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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.