The ‘Microsoft Outlook’ Archives
Posted October 9, 2012 by

Outlook: Add Grid Lines Between Emails

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In Outlook, emails are displayed on a white background without any line separators between them. This makes finding and managing emails difficult. Fortunately, by changing Outlook’s default settings, you can enable the grid lines option. This will improve visibility by allowing you to differentiate between email items more easily.

Posted October 4, 2012 by

Outlook: Change the Font and Color of Unread Emails

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Even though Outlook uses a bold font for displaying unread messages, many people still find them hard to spot. To simplify finding new incoming messages, consider changing the text color or even switching the font type.

Posted September 29, 2012 by

Outlook 2013: Disable the Inline Reply Feature

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Traditionally, when you reply to an email in Outlook, you simply click Reply and compose your message within the new window that opens. However, with Outlook 2013, you now respond to a message from inside the Reading Pane, with your response entered above the original message. Many users may not prefer this streamlined interface and […]

Posted September 1, 2012 by

Outlook.com: Rename an Email Address

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If you have an Outlook email account and later want to change the name, you can change it in Outlook itself without creating another account.

Posted August 31, 2012 by

Outlook 2013: Search For Emails in Current Folder Only

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Unlike previous versions of Outlook, if you search for items in the inbox folder, the program will search the entire mailbox. This means items from other folders will also be included in the results page, which is unnecessary.

Posted August 29, 2012 by

Outlook 2013: Change the Default Temperature Unit in Calendar

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Unlike previous versions, the calendar in Outlook 2013 displays weather information to help users arrange their schedules effectively. By default, the temperature unit is in Fahrenheit. If you are not familiar with this unit, you can always change it to Celsius.

Posted August 13, 2012 by

Office 2013: Install Apps From the Office Store

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From Office 2013 many of the core applications can be extended by installing third-party apps from the Office Store.

Posted August 6, 2012 by

Outlook.com: Save Messaging or IM History

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The web version of Outlook has the ability the remember your chat history. However, this feature is turned off by default. This tutorial will show you how to activate it.

Posted July 26, 2012 by

Outlook 2013: Disable or Expand Message Preview

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Outlook displays one line of each email so that users can quickly preview and find the mail that they want. This useful feature, however, can reveal sensitive information inside the emails that you do not want others to see. If you need additional security, the email previews can be disabled. Conversely,many users like to expand […]

Posted June 9, 2012 by

How To Disable the Splash Screen in Office Apps – Word, Powerpoint, Excel and OneNote

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The splash screen can be helpful when showing you what add-ons are being loaded or displaying file locations. In other cases such as the Microsoft Office applications, the splash screen is just annoying. If you would rather not have to see the Word, Excel, PowerPoint or OneNote splash screen each time you run the application, […]