Outlook 2007: Increase the Number of Months Displayed in the To-Do Bar

Posted December 24, 2008 by Rob Rogers in Microsoft Outlook

By default, Outlook’s To-Do Bar only displays the current month’s calendar. While this is helpful, it does little for providing a quick reference for looking at future months. You can configure the To-Do Bar to display multiple months and have a quick view of not only the current month, but the next few months as well.

1. Open Outlook.

2. Go to the Menu.

3. Click View, mouseover To-Do Bar and select Options.

4. Beneath the Show Date Navigator checkbox, use the designated textbox to input the number of month rows you wish to display in your To-Do Bar (1-9, maximum viewable number will depend on your screen size).

5. Click OK.


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  • marissa

    thank you, this assisted me greatly

  • Rex

    I want to move the To-Do bar to my calendar, I don’t want it on my email window.

  • Jamie

    I want the to do bar on my mail screen

  • Asif

    Thank You

  • Kristi

    thank you so much. it was so easy! great step by steps

  • jane

    Thanks for this. Very useful. Is there any way of displaying the to do bar on the other side of the screeen?

  • Lady T

    AWESOME!! Thank you so much and your instructions were simple.

  • Renee

    my to do bar will not give me the option of showing more appointments now that I can see more months.

  • John

    Can more months be displayed in the navigation pane when and only when in the calender…instead of in the To Do Pane?
    This makes it more like Ourlook 2003 which had a much better use of display real estate.

  • Erin

    I am wanting to see future appt’s in the little bubbles below the calendar that is displayed on the “TO-DO BAR”. It looks like it only pops up the little bubbles with appt’s in them up to 30 days? Is this something you can change? I would like to see the appt’s for current month and the next month. But, not necessarily the actual calander for 2 months.

  • Rosa Estrada

    I followed the directions to viewing multiple months but it didn’t work. What an I doing wrong?

  • Rosa Estrada

    I redid the process and it worked. I didn’t have the To-Do-Bar on! Thanks for the help!

  • Jacqui

    Tried that and it doesn’t work !!!!

  • Anonymous

    on my calendars it somehow deletes all of my appointments from 3 months prior to the current date. if i go into September all matters are gone. how do i set up the calendar so that all prior appointments stay on “forever”. any thoughts would be appreciated.

  • Anonymous

    Yes, it worked out to a “T”. Thanks so much. It’s perfect.

  • S McMillan

    This doesn’t work in Outlook 2013 on Win 8.1. In that situation how can one increase the number of months in the To-Do bar and not show All-Day appts.