Create a new meeting with Outlook Contact

Last reviewed on October 10, 2012

Applies to: Microsoft Outlook 2013, Outlook 2010, Outlook 2007

An Outlook user had this question:

I upgraded to Outlook 2007 & I'm missing a feature that was in Outlook 2003: right-click a contact to create an appointment for them & have this stored in the contact's activities tab. How do I do this in Outlook 2007?

In Outlook 2007, Outlook 2010, and Outlook 2013, the new message and meeting with contact commands were moved to the Create menu on the context menu.

Right click on the Contact and choose Create to access the commands.

Create a meeting to the contact

You can also select or open the Contact and use the Actions, Create menu in Outlook 2007.

In Outlook 2010, select the contact and use the commands on the Communicate chunk on the Home ribbon.

Communicate chunk on ribbon

If the contact is open in either Outlook 2007 or Outlook 2010, use the commands on the Communicate chunk on the "Contact" ribbon.

Tip: To convert a meeting request to an appointment, click the Cancel Meeting button. This will remove the invitation portion but leave the contact linked to the appointment, so you can see it in Activities or in the People pane.

Cancel meeting invation to convert to appointment

Written by

Diane Poremsky
A Microsoft Outlook Most Valuable Professional (MVP) since 1999, Diane is the author of several books, including Outlook 2013 Absolute Beginners Book. She also created video training CDs and online training classes for Microsoft Outlook. You can find her helping people online in Outlook Forums as well as in the Microsoft Answers and TechNet forums.

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