Allow me to set a meeting subject specific to my calendar
When I receive a meeting invite, the meeting originator does not always choose a subject that is easy to understand at a quick glance. I'd like to be able to set a meeting subject that only affects my view of the meeting. For example, a co-worker may invite me to a meeting with the subject "Call"; I'd like to change that on my calendar to be "Call with John regarding user interface error" and that change is only represented on my calendar (it doesn't affect my co-worker's invitation). Any updates that my co-worker sends to the meeting should keep the subject I've given it without additional actions by me.
I'm an Executive Assistant to the CEO and can't do my job properly after this change. I need to be able to add notes about required attendance, if a meeting is FYI only, extend meetings to add buffer time, etc. Huge step backwards for Outlook if they keep this feature removed.
A Cataldo commented
Yes, I have no idea why this was removed. When I contacted support about it they said a developer flagged this as a bug - I thought it was a totally useful feature!
Please change this back so that we can edit calendar invitations. Why take away a functionality that allows us control over our own calendars? My organization flags external emails, so my calendar is now full of appointments named "[EXTERNAL] - Invitation: ..." Like another commenter, I also add travel time to invitations, and now have to create additional appointments to cover this.
Why was this changed in the first place? I'm pretty positive no EVER complained about being able to edit a subject. Please revert.
Please fix this meeting invite editing issue. It's taking calendar control out of the user's hands and creating unnecessary complications for effective calendar management.
David: I completely agree. With Outlook for Mac v 16.23, this is possible. In v 16.26 -- it is no longer possible. Subject/Location/Time can all be customized and saved by the "receiver" of the invite, without notifying the sender of the invite. Custom subjects are key for me as a CEO. I also like to build in travel time if needed. If the sender updates the meeting invitation, I receive the new invitation, make the adjustments and delete the original invitation. Easy. And I'm in control of my calendar info at a glance.