Adding public holidays to Outlook 2013
Maybe it was just me that didn’t know about this nice little hidden option, but in Outlook 2013 you can automatically add public holidays to your calendar. Normally I’d have gone online and found a public holidays calendar for this calendar year, downloaded it, imported it and fiddled about with in (inevitably importing it in to a new calendar by mistake or something). However, this is built in in Outlook 2013. To activate, simply click:
- File -> Options -> Calendar
- Click ‘Calendar Options’
- Click the ‘Add Holidays’ button
- From the list of available countries, select any countries you are interested in. For me this was just United Kingdom
- Click OK.
Outlook with them semlessly import all these directly into your primary calendar and you’re done.
Nice little trick – if only I’d have known!