Share your Outlook calendars, contacts, emails and tasks
in real-time without Exchange Server.
CodeTwo Public Folders

Square block indents in front of appointment blocks

I noticed something strange within my Calendar;

Some appointment and meeting items have a little square block in front of them. So these are indented while others are not.

What does this mean or what causes this to happen?

It means the appointment’s length is shorter than the space required to display the appointment’s details.

So for instance, you have your time-scale set to 30 minutes and the appointment only lasts 15 minutes. In that case, displaying the appointment’s subject would be impossible as the appointment block would be too small (vertically) compared to the line height required for the subject.

The little square block therefor indicates the actual length of the appointment or meeting.

Square blocks in front of appointments in Outlook 2007.
Outlook 2007
Square blocks in front of appointments in Outlook 2010.
Outlook 2010
Square blocks in front of appointments in Outlook 2013.
Outlook 2013


Sperry Software
Use "BH93RF24" to get a discount when ordering!