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.
As many users know, you can edit the subject line in a message. In Outlook 2010 and newer, when you use the default view with the Date (Conversation) setting, you'll see the original subject in the message list.
How to edit the subject of an incoming message in any version of Outlook.
How to uninstall Outlook without uninstalling other Office applications.
Newer versions of Outlook let you start in any folder in your profile. You can use this method to open Outlook with a non-default folder - this is especially handy if you want to start in a different calendar folder. In Outlook 2010 and up, choose your startup folder at the top of the File,
The steps you'll use to view Outlook's Internet Header depends on your version of Outlook. With the exception of Outlook 2003, Outlook displays only the headers, not the full message source.
Create tasks from email as they arrive using a simple script and Rules Wizard. With a slight variation, you can create a task from the message you are reading in the reading pane. Complete instructions and ready-to-use code samples included.
How to configure email accounts in Outlook, including Gmail, Hotmail, Godaddy, and Yahoo email. We have a list utilities that work with some web-based email services.
Use an ItemSend macro to set fields on email merges and include attachments.
How to move an Outlook pst file used by an IMAP account or the ost file used by Outlook 2013 IMAP and EAS accounts. . Instructions include steps to move the pst or use the ForcePSTPath registry key.
I'm not sure what is causing the problem, but we're seeing a rash of complaints with the following error: Cannot start Microsoft Office Outlook. Unable to open the Outlook window. Invalid XML, the view cannot be loaded. The users run Office Diagnostics in an attempt to fix it on their own but it finds no
We are often asked how to merge two folders. This can mean one of two things: keep the calendars separate but view them as one using calendar overlay or combine them into one folder. If you use Outlook 2007 or Outlook 2010 and a day, week, or month view, you can overlay two or more
How to add a file number to the subject line of an Outlook message using VBA. (Sample macro included.)
I get quite a few complaints from people who say their fonts are tiny (or huge) or the font used for the reply shrinks yet Microsoft Outlook shows they are using a normal size font (such as 10 or 12 pt). I'll show you how to fix it. I also have a macro that will set the zoom level for you.
Another entry in my Lazy Programmer Series, a macro for Outlook users who want to schedule a message to send later. This macro is triggered by a reminder and sends a message, composed from the appointment's subject line and body.
Basic instructions on using Outlook's VBA editor: how to open it, where to put the code, how to sign your code.