Schedule short meetings by adjusting your Calendar view in Microsoft Outlook
You may find it difficult to schedule a short meeting because of Outlook’s default time scale setting. Instead of settling for the default of 30 minutes, you can quickly create a 15-minute meeting or appointment. You can even make one as short as 5 minutes!
To create a 15-minute appointment, open the Calendar and choose a view that shows your day or your week. Right-click on the column listing the hours of the day, and select 15 Minutes from the resulting shortcut menu. Now, when you click on a time on your calendar, such as 8:00 A.M., and select New Appointment on the Home tab, the default time for your appointment is from 8:00 to 8:15 A.M. If you select 5 Minutes from the shortcut menu instead, your meeting time defaults to 5 minutes.
Before choosing 5 Minutes from the shortcut menu, realize that this setting makes your Calendar less scannable. With a separate line for every 5 minutes on your calendar, you’ll have to scroll quite a bit to view the beginning and the end of your day. Of course, you can easily make another choice from the dropdown menu if you’re unhappy with your initial selection.
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