Is there a way to change the date of a meeting on my Outlook calendar only?

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As part of my job I get invitations to meetings that I will not attend, however, I do need to do prep work about a week prior. Obviously, I can decline the meeting and create my own appointment for the prep with the correct date. Unfortunately, that creates a problem if the meeting is changed/canceled because, since I declined, I don’t get the change notice. If I accept the appointment it clutters up my calendar and makes it look like I’m unavailable when I am actually free. Is there a way for me to change the date for the invite on my calendar only and leave the original date unchanged for everyone else? Or does anyone have another idea for a way around this problem?
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To change the date of a meeting on an Outlook calendar drag the meeting to the desired date. If the desired date is not visible you can double-click the meeting to open a dialog box which should have a drop-down calendar available in the leftern start time box.

To prevent any changes being sent out as updates you will need to set Outlook to offline by selecting the Work Offline button under the Send/Receive tab. In older versions this can be found under the File menu. Alternatively, remove the computer from the network. Afterwards, simply edit the meeting as normal and hit the Send Update button. Proceed to the outbox and delete the meeting update. Make sure to set Outlook back to working online.

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  • gladiusprimus

    Thanks, AnneCC

    I've been looking for something like this. I've now got a Online/Offline toggle on my custom ribbon, so just the one click and I can go offline to carry out your method!

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