How to Use Reminders in Outlook Without Creating Appointments. If you need to pick up your daughter after work or take a medication at a specific time, you could benefit from a reminder in Outlook 97 or 2000, but you might not want to publish the information for others on your network to see.
Create a task or an appointment.
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Record the time and date for the reminder. Make it a recurring activity if appropriate.
Click the Categories button at the bottom of the box. In Outlook 97, select Categories from the Edit menu.
Click on Personal to place a check in the box, then click OK.
Click the Save and Close button to save the task or appointment.
To view Personal items only, open the View menu and select Current View, then By Category.
In Outlook 97, select Filter from the View menu. Click the More Choices tab.
Click Categories, then click Personal to place a check in the box.