Outlook isn’t all that complicated to use once you figure it, but trying to explain how to do something in Outlook often takes longer than just showing how to do it. While I have videos scattered throughout the site, additional pages with video tutorials are listed here.

Many of these tutorials area also available on Slipstickcom’s YouTube channel and I’m working on moving all of the video tutorials to YouTube.

Understanding Fonts and the +Body Style

We get two types of questions about font handling in Outlook: How do I change the default fonts? Why is Outlook using [some font] instead of the one I set as default? Outlook 2007 and 2010 have two places where fonts are set: in Stationery and Fonts and in the Body style. Most people select  

Say No! to Compatibility Mode

Enabling Compatibility mode in Windows 7 will cause problems in Outlook, including operation error messages and problems creating accounts or new data files. Tutorial shows how to check compatibility settings.

View Site or Shared Mailboxes on a Smartphone?

Public folders won't sync to smartphones, but what about site mailboxes? Can they sync?

View Two Calendars in Outlook

This tutorial shows you how to view two (or more) calendars side by side and overlay them in Outlook 2007 (and Outlook 2010/2013). Outlook 2003 supports side-by-side calendars but does not support overlaying the calendars. Older versions of Outlook do not support opening multiple calendars like this; you'll need to right click on the calendar  

How to Easily Change the Private Flag

You can easily change the Private flag (and many other fields) either by editing inline or dragging the item to a new group. First, if you are not using a table (list) view, you need to change to a table view, such as By categories. You can do this from the View menu. Once you  

Connect Gmail Calendar to Outlook

How to add a read-only Google Calendar to Outlook using the Internet Calendar feature.

Displaying a Picture on a Contact

Contact or Business Card images are displayed in the the Business Card view. Open the Contact, double click on the picture placeholder and select an image from your hard drive. For best results, crop and resize it before inserting it into Outlook. To add an image to the business card, double click on the business  

Duplicate Remover Tools

Sponsored by While you can remove duplicates by hand, these tools make it easier when there are a lot of duplicates. The following pages are a collection of mail utilities for Microsoft Outlook that don't fit any of the categories listed under More Information.   There is a separate page for each type of utility  

Change the Reminder on Several Appointments at Once

Changing the reminder time on a group of appointments or events is easy. Just use a group by view with the Remind Beforehand field visible and group by it. Then drag items to the group with the reminder time you want them assigned to. First, when possible create a view with the items you need  

To Leave Internet Messages on the Server

How to configure a Microsoft Outlook POP3 email account to leave email on the server. Outlook 2010 and 2013 leave mail on the server for 14 days by default.

Disable Outlook's Conversation View

Outlook 2010 has a new Conversation view that groups messages together. Many users don't like it, fortunately its easy to disable, using one of two methods. Method 1: Right click on the row of field names and choose Conversations, Show Messages in Conversations. Method 2: Switch to the View ribbon and click on the Conversation  

Understanding Outlook's Auto-Complete Cache (*.NK2)

Outlook stores recently used email addresses in a nickname or autocomplete cache. This article helps you understand how the nickname autocomplete cache works and explains remove names from this autocomplete list and where to find the list.

Show the Home Address on a Contact Form by Default

How to customize Outlook Contacts so that the Home address is the default address for all new contacts.

How to Change the Name of a Field in the View

You can change the name of any field in the view. Right click on the field name you wish to change. Select Format Columns from menu (in the Two line view, its on the Customize dialog) Select the field whose display name you wish to change Type the new name in the Label field. Click  

How to use Outlook's VBA Editor

Basic instructions on using Outlook's VBA editor: how to open it, where to put the code, how to sign your code.