PPT2000: Cannot Access the Outlook Calendar when Scheduling a Broadcast

ID: Q226719

The information in this article applies to:


After you click Schedule Broadcast in the Schedule a New Broadcast window, you cannot access the Outlook Calendar from the Meeting Request form. If you try to access the Calendar, you receive the following error message:

Unable to display the folder. A dialog box is open. Please try again.


When PowerPoint accesses the Outlook Meeting Request Form, it does not make the form non-modal. Because of this, the form must be dismissed before any other Outlook window can be accessed.


Instead of using the Outlook Calendar to assist in scheduling the broadcast, use the Attendee Availability tab to show the availability of your audience members, as well as your own availability.

For more information about Attendee Availability, click Microsoft Outlook 2000 Help on the Help menu, type "How do I select a meeting time?" in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topic.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article.

Additional query words: PPT2K PPT2000 PPT POWERPNT 2000 PPT9 9.0

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Version           : WINDOWS:2000
Platform          : WINDOWS 
Issue type        : kbbug 

Last Reviewed: June 28, 1999