Note: We’re working on updating and expanding this page. In the meantime, some of the information below is based on older versions of Outlook.
Use the Built-in Date Calculator
Outlook’s task and calendar features can actually calculate a deadline for you.
For example, say you have just gotten some discovery in today, so you want to create a task reminding you to serve responses within the appropriate time (we will use thirty days from today as an example). Here are the steps:
- Start a task window.
- Go to the date field.
- Type “today+30 days” in the field.
Once you do that and hit the enter key, the date calculates automatically.
You are not limited to using days as a calculation unit. You can also say “two weeks,” “one month,” etc.1
This does not take into account holidays or special calculation rules in various courts. Still, this is a great trick for at least ensuring you get a heads-up before a deadline. ↩