Outlook calendar showing two days instead of one: How to fix?

Calendar Views in Outlook are the many ways in which users may see the Outlook Calendar. Each Calendar View will display your Calendar data in a different style and limit the amount of data you can view at once. Day, Week, Month, Year, Side-by-Side, and Event views are all available. It is most effective if you want to refine tasks or events you may have on specific days or sets of days as Outlook can allow you to adjust those features. However, some issues people have is Outlook showing two days of data instead of one in the day view section of the calendar. Which can be quite frustrating if you only want to see one day of data instead of two. How to fix it?

Step by Step process: How to fix day view showing two days instead of one?

  1. Firstly, sign into Outlook (process the same for both app and online version)
  2. Next go to the Outlook calendar using the calendar icon.
  3. Using the calendar view dropdown, switch to day view.
  4. If it shows two or more days you need to refine it by clicking on the dropdown next to (day)
  5. In this dropdown select “1 day”; this will change the view from two to one day only.
  6. The new presets will automatically save so you don’t need to do anything after setting to “1 day”.

In the Outlook Calendar both on the application and website, you can easily switch your calendar between different types of Calendar Views to your preferences with the buttons in the top bar of your calendar.

The Calendar View can be seen as a reflection of the dates contained within a dialogue or container box set in Outlook. Any date and calendar related content like tasks and agendas containing at least one date can be displayed as a calendar by clicking the “Calendar View” button on the toolbar. You can either insert a new column by adding more days, or setting the column type to date or change an existing column’s type to date.

Changing the date format by selecting an appropriate Language (Country) in your Smartsheet account’s Personal Settings is a useful step. The article Adjusting Personal Settings has further information on how to modify this.

What are the types of “Calendar views” in Outlook?

  • Day View:
    • This option organises your calendar by day units and displays the most Day Boxes. In Day View, you may divide your Day Box into a Day Grid, which has distinct time slots for each hour of the day. In the Set and Share Screen, you may enable the Day Grid and customise its Time Slots. You may cycle between the day view options by clicking the day view button next to the Calendar View drop-down menu, which includes from one all the up to seven days in the option.
  • Week View:
    • This view organises your calendar by week units and provides bigger Day Boxes than the month view. You may cycle between the week view choices by clicking the week view button beneath the drop-down Calendar View menu, which include one week, one week column view, two week, four week, and eight week options, all with or without weekends.
  • Month View:
    • When you create a calendar, this is the default view. Every day of the month is represented by a Day Box in this view. In your calendar, Day Boxes are where you may see information about a certain day. By clicking the view button to the right of the “Calendar View” drop-down menu, you may change your month view. This will toggle between the regular month view and a month view without weekends in your month view.

The “Default View” is the view that you have chosen for your Calendar in the “Customize & Share” options of your Calendar. Every time you click on a Calendar’s name, you may pick which default Calendar View you wish to see initially. If you have a Default Calendar View, this option will appear in the “Calendar View” drop-down menu. You may always switch to another Calendar view, but this is the one that will appear first. Find out how to change your Default Calendar View.

Different forms in which you can see your Calendar are referred to as “Calendar Views.” Each Calendar View will display your Calendar data in a different style and limit the amount of data you can view at once. You have the option of selecting Day, Week, Month, or Board. You can pick which style of Calendar See will always appear when you first view this Calendar in your account by clicking on this drop-down menu. You’ll be able to go back and forth between Calendar Views.

In-depth step by step process: How to fix a day view calendar showing two days instead of one?

Breakdown of the process:

  • First sign in to Outlook.

Outlook has quite a few platforms you can use to sign in. First there is the normal web version which has its own web domain. You can also sign in from the application which comes as part of the Office 365 application pack for both Mac and Windows.

  • Now go to the calendar selection of Outlook by clicking on the icon.

Both the application and web version will have the same calendar icon and both will allow you access to the Outlook calendar.

  • Use the Dropdown to switch to day view.

As default it may be set to either week, month or day which in this case for day it will be set to two day view. The setting presets default when first visiting the calendar after creating an account will be set to Month as shown on the screenshot above.

  • In the dropdown next to day click on “1 day”.

The main reason for your calendar showing two days instead of one is the screenshot above. Your presets were set to two days so each time you go to the day view element of the calendar it will only show you the default view which was set to two days. You need to change to “1 day” to get the results in the calendar only showing for one day.

That’s it, the presets will automatically save and you will now have the calendar show only one day view. You may want to change back to two day and in this case just repeat the steps from “Use the Dropdown to switch to day view.” and edit from one to two or more upto seven days can be added.

The process for the application involves the use of keys. You will need to click (Ctrl) followed by the following day to have more than one day from the day view calendar on the app. With the application the days don’t have to follow you can have any pattern. For example if you want to show only July 7th and July 26th you just have to click on (Ctrl) on 7th than (Ctrl) on 26th and it will show for those 2 days only.

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Saajid Gangat

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