Appointment Reminders

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Would you like know whether it is possible to set a reminder date longer then 2 weeks on a calendar item using Microsoft Outlook?

For example, I have a major meeting scheduled in September, eight months from now, and I want to be reminded three months before the due date to begin preparing for the meeting.

Sure. You can use any other reminder period, not just what is listed in the dropdown. Need a reminder in 18 minutes? Type 18m in the reminder field. Need 8 days? Type 8d in the field. 3 weeks? Type 3w.

I’ll confess, I’ve never tried it with months, only weeks, days, hours and minutes, so you should test it before creating an appointment using months, or use weeks instead.

Another possibility for your specific situation is to create additional appointments or tasks for the preparations.