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Quick Tip: Auto-capitalization

Quick Tip: Auto-capitalization

Most of the time, Outlook automatically capitalizes the first letter in a sentence. However, there are times that it does not do so, usually after ending the previous sentence with the word "it". Is there a way to correct this to where it always capitalizes?

Office 2013 Quick Tip: Proper case ribbon names

Office 2013 Quick Tip: Proper case ribbon names

How to change Outlook 2013 tab names from Upper case to Proper case

Remove old appointments from your calendar

Remove old appointments from your calendar

It's not difficult to end up with a lot of old holidays on your calendar, some in duplicate or triplicate. Fortunately, they are just as easy to remove with an Instant Search query.

Configuring special IMAP folders in Outlook 2013

Configuring special IMAP folders in Outlook 2013

Outlook 2013 uses the XLIST or LIST-ENHANCED command to get the Sent, Deleted, and Junk mail folder names from the IMAP server. Although you can no longer change the folders in Outlook, many IMAP servers let you select the folder to use. You'll need to log into your account's web interface to make the change.

Reading email: Go to next message

Reading email: Go to next message

This Outlook quick tip is in response to a question asked by an Outlook user who recently upgraded to Outlook 2010. "In Outlook 2003 it was possible to set an option so that when I deleted a message, it would automatically take me to the next message. I can't find that option in Outlook 2010.  

Searching for Outlook items in Windows 8

Searching for Outlook items in Windows 8

Windows 8 Search does not include Outlook data.

Warn before sending messages to the wrong email address

Warn before sending messages to the wrong email address

Do you accidently send messages to the wrong email address? You can use a VBA macro that checks the outgoing addresses before sending the message.

Install Microsoft Office without installing Outlook

Install Microsoft Office without installing Outlook

How to install Microsoft Office without installing Outlook. If you aren't going to use Outlook, or are using a different version of Outlook, use a custom install and set Outlook so it's not available.

Using OneDrive or Cloud Storage for PST Files

Using OneDrive or Cloud Storage for PST Files

With the release of Office 2013 and it's emphasis on SkyDrive storage, I've had several people ask about moving their pst file to SkyDrive, DropBox and similar services.

Using Out of Office Replies

Using Out of Office Replies

Using Out-of-Office replies with Outlook when you don't use an Exchange server mailbox.