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Enabling Week Numbers in Outlook can be very handy, especially if you work in a project management role and you need to track week numbers for a particular project. As you should know, there are 52 weeks in a calendar year, so this makes it easy to manage a time-based project or schedule and saves you You do not need to count week by week. By default, the week number feature in the Outlook calendar is not enabled, but can be enabled very easily following a few quick and easy steps outlined below. 

Outlook Week Numbers

How to Add Week Numbers Outlook Calendar

The first step you will take is launch Outlook and then click the File tab on the Ribbon. Then scroll down and select Options from the right pane.

Outlook Week Numbers

Then select the Calendar tab in the right pane. Now, under the Display Options header at the right, check Show week numbers in the month view and in the Date Navigator. Click ok to apply the setting.

Outlook Week Numbers

Depending on the Outlook version you are using, these steps may vary but will be very similar if you are using a newer version of Outlook.

That’s basically all you need to do. Once you have applied this setting, the Week Numbers will be displayed on the Calendar Navigation pane and horizontally on the Main calendar.

Change to show Outlook Week Numbers for the whole organisation

You can change this setting for the whole organisation using group policy. We assume that you will already know how to use group policy so we have one ducemuented the setting that you will need to change below.

Navigate to User Configuration > Administrate Templates > Microsoft Outlook 2016 > Outlook Options > Preferences > Calendar Options.

Double-click Calender week numbers.https://0f74a1530210369edbf68064e5bd7db4.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html

Outlook GPO Setting

Select Enabled and click OK.


The setting Calendar week numbers will show Enabled.

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