Microsoft Outlook’s auto reply (AKA out of office assistant) is a convenient and easy to use tool that automatically notifies folk who email you when you’re out of the office and may not be able to read or reply to their message for a period of time. It’s particularly useful when you take leave or go on holiday. Continue reading Notifying others that you are out of the office
SOLUTION: have your Calendar displayed first when you open Outlook. That way you will start the day focusing on what needs to be achieved and won’t be tempted to waste time on emails. Continue reading Outlook – start Outlook in the Calendar view
SOLUTION: learn how to add voting buttons to a message and let Outlook do the counting for you.
PROBLEM: redundant email addresses popping up in your AutoComplete list causing you to have to scroll to find the correct address.
SOLUTION: Remove the unwanted email addresses from your Outlook AutoComplete list. Continue reading Outlook – removing old email addresses from the Address list
PROBLEM: when an Outlook email alert notifies us of new mail we often read the message and reply to it later. The problem is we’re reading (and thinking about) those messages twice.
SOLUTION: save time by dealing with the email once! To avoid temptation turn the email alert off!
SOLUTION: quickly change the text typed in capitals back to the proper case without having to retype it.
SOLUTION: Save the sender’s name and email address in just 3 clicks. Continue reading Outlook – Quick ways to save a contact’s details into the Contacts folder
SOLUTION: Gain more screen “real-estate” by changing your display settings. Continue reading Office – Changing the screen to gain more screen real estate
SOLUTION: Take control and easily knock wayward shapes back into line. Note: check out the tip on nudging – it’s fabulous! Continue reading PowerPoint, Word, Excel – nudging shapes so that they align nicely
SOLUTION: Use shortcut keys to move in and out of Print Preview. Continue reading Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook – Shortcut tips for Print and Print Preview