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Archive for the ‘MS Outlook’ Category



Don’t have a web page editing program? Don’t know HTML? No sweat. Anyone can write an email—so why not use Outlook Express to design your web page.

Huh?

That’s right. If you can make a rich text email you can save it as a web page. It won’t be the fanciest site on the net, but at least you’ll have something up.

*Before we get started, you… Continue reading

Driving Directions

Wednesday, March 9th, 2005

Have a contact in MS Outlook that you need to visit in person?

Looking for driving directions?

Yeah, you could go online and enter all the address information into a website and be on your way. But, you’ve already got the address typed into Outlook, why would you want to enter it all again.

Idea!

You could try to copy / paste the information to the web. But, then again… Continue reading

Outlook Keyboard Shortcuts

Monday, November 22nd, 2004

I thought it might be time for another keyboard shortcut installment for those users who really love learning a mouse-less way to accomplish their tasks.

Today I thought we’d focus on MS Outlook.

Here’s a few of the most common tasks and the keyboard shortcuts you need to get the job done ASAP.

  • Ctrl + N will create a new email.
  • Ctrl + M or F5 will

Save & Share The Search

Friday, November 19th, 2004

Save & Share The Search

So, you’re working in MS Outlook and you’re busy searching for this and that.

Do you ever find that you’re setting up the same (or similar) search criteria over and over again?

Wishing you could somehow keep the search criteria to save some much needed time?

Well, if you answered “yes” then you’re in luck because it turns out you can save your MS Outlook… Continue reading

Get A New One Now

Friday, November 19th, 2004

Get A New One Now

So, you know about Ctrl + N in MS Word—it gives you a new blank document based on the Normal template.

And Ctrl + N in Excel gives you a new blank workbook.

Plus—surprise, surprise—Ctrl + N in PowerPoint or Access will open the dialogue box for new presentation or database (respectively).

The next thought that comes to mind (at least my mind) is what… Continue reading

Changing Your View

Wednesday, November 17th, 2004

Changing Your View

So, we’re all here and ready to take a look at changing MS Outlook views.

Let’s get right to it.

There are a couple of different ways to make changes to your MS Outlook view. Your method depends upon how you like to see things while you work.

If you prefer to see lists of what’s available and what’s been selected and its placement then you’ll probably… Continue reading

View It Your Way

Wednesday, November 17th, 2004

View It Your Way

Have you ever found yourself wishing that you had different information displayed in MS Outlook for email?

Yeah, me too.

There are just certain things I’m interested in seeing and some stuff I don’t care about at all.

If only it could be all my way.

Oh… but wait.

It can be my way!

With a few quick clicks I can set Outlook to give me… Continue reading

Saving The View

Wednesday, November 17th, 2004

Saving The View

We discussed how to make the changes to your views—which is really good—but do you find you’re making a lot of changes all the time?

Are you looking for a way to save a few of these View set-ups so you can quickly switch back and forth as needed?

If you’re thinking that it’s a good idea then I have to agree.

And… I’d bet you’re ready… Continue reading

See Them All At Once

Wednesday, November 17th, 2004

See Them All At Once

Are you an MS Outlook user who loves to sort your information down into many folders and likes to keep them all on the Outlook bar?

You’ve got to love the way the Outlook bar makes it so easy to jump between functions—but—I must say that I hate it when I get so many items in there that I’ve got to use the scrolling arrows… Continue reading

Quick Email Sorting

Wednesday, November 17th, 2004

Quick Email Sorting

You’re sorting through a huge list of email, wishing you knew of a quick way to find the specific one needed.

Smile :-) There is!

To get MS Outlook or Outlook Express to sort email all you have to do is click!

When you’re looking at your inbox do you see the column titles at the top? The ones that label the columns From, Subject, Received, etc…… Continue reading

Flagging Messages In MS Outlook

Wednesday, November 17th, 2004

Flagging Messages In MS Outlook

So, we’ve all decided that flagging email messages is a good idea to keep organized and on time, and since we’re all here for the same reason, let’s get started.

The first step is to locate an email message that needs to be flagged for future attention.

If you’re using MS Outlook 97 then here’s the scoop for you:

To mark the email with a… Continue reading

Red Flag It

Wednesday, November 17th, 2004

Red Flag It

You’ve done this a hundred times.

You’ve got an email that requires a follow up action on your part and then a response but it’s not due for a couple of days.

Well… It can wait. You’ve got other things that are a higher priority right now.

You’ll leave the message in your Inbox – you’ll remember to get the job done and respond on time.

Move… Continue reading

Quick Copy Of Appointments

Wednesday, November 17th, 2004

Quick Copy Of Appointments

Do you use MS Outlook’s calendar feature to keep track of your appointments and other projects / deadlines?

Have you ever found yourself constantly entering the same or similar information over and over again?

If you’re thinking “that sounds like me” and you’re tired of all the repetition then have I got a time saver for you!

Next time, instead of retyping or even copy /… Continue reading

Need More Data?

Tuesday, November 16th, 2004

Need More Data?

Are you an MS Outlook user who often finds yourself wishing for more Contact fields? That is, maybe you’re looking to enter data that has no “pre-made” location?

Frustrating isn’t it?

What do you do?

I mean, you want the data recorded for future use, but where?

Let’s fact it, if you “slide” it into another field just to have a record of the information you could… Continue reading

Zoom, Inbox — Zoom, Outbox

Tuesday, November 16th, 2004

Zoom, Inbox — Zoom, Outbox

Do you work in MS Outlook and find that you seem to flip between the Inbox and the Outbox frequently?

Tired of needing the mouse to jump back and forth between the two?

Yeah, me too.

So here’s just the key combinations you need to zoom from one to the other…

Ctrl + Shift + I will take you immediately to the Inbox.

Ctrl +… Continue reading

Outlook Startup Choices

Tuesday, November 16th, 2004

Outlook Startup Choices

Here’s a tip that comes to you courtesy of a reader’s question. She was looking for a way to force Outlook to open straight to the Inbox.

Sounds like a very relevant and legitimate concern.

I don’t know about you, but when I start up Outlook I’m looking for my email. Don’t get me wrong, there’s lots of other great stuff in Outlook, but 99.9% of the… Continue reading

Quick Email Sorting

Monday, November 15th, 2004

Quick Email Sorting

You’re sorting through a huge list of email, wishing you knew of a quick way to find the specific one needed.

Smile :-)

There is!

To get MS Outlook or Outlook Express to sort email all you have to do is click!

When you’re looking at your inbox do you see the column titles at the top? The ones that label the columns at From, Subject, Received… Continue reading

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