Microsoft KB Archive/168622

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Article ID: 168622

Article Last Modified on 1/19/2007


  • Microsoft Outlook 97 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q168622


If you create a Microsoft Outlook 97 form that contains an empty user defined Date/Time field, the field prints and appears in Print Preview with the date, 1/1/4501.


To prevent the date 1/1/4501 from printing, you must enter a valid date in the user-defined field.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Microsoft Outlook 97 for Windows. This problem was corrected in Microsoft Outlook 97 version 8.02 for Windows.


Steps to Reproduce Behavior

  1. Start Outlook.
  2. On the File menu, point to New and click Mail Message to open a new mail message.
  3. On Tools menu, click Design Outlook Form.
  4. On the Field Chooser, click New.
  5. In the Name box, type User Date Field. In the Type list, click to select Date/Time and click OK.
  6. Drag the User Date Field to the message form. You may need to resize existing form controls to make room for the new field.
  7. On the Tools menu, click Design Outlook Form to exit the form design mode. The User Date Field should show the value of None.
  8. On the File menu, click Print or Print Preview.

The User Date field prints and previews with the value 1/1/4501.

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