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.
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In Outlook 2013 and 2016, use the Sharing invitation to share calendar folders. Right click on the folder you want to share and choose Share > Share [folder name] to open the sharing invitation. Select the addresses from the Global Address List (GAL) and select the desired permissions. You can also share from Outlook on
Use an Outlook macro to open every hyperlink in the selected email message. A version of the macro will open hyperlinks in every message in the selected folder.
What to do if you have Contacts in Microsoft Outlook's Contacts folder but they are not accessible when you click on the To button.
Viewing calendars in overlay, schedule view, or as individual calendars.
Create an Outlook Contact Group from a list of addresses using only copy and paste. No need to create contacts for the addresses first.
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.
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 up have two places where fonts are set: in Stationery and Fonts and in the Body style. Most people select
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 Conditional formatting rules to highlight messages in different colors.
How to create new color categories in Outlook 2007, 2010, and 2013.
We're seeing a lot of questions (and complaints) about the new iCloud service and Outlook integration. Users with POP3 accounts seem to have the most problems (but could benefit the most from iCloud), since the data is local to one computer and iCloud moves it all into the cloud. We have solutions to many of the problems.
How to customize Outlook Contacts so that the Home address is the default address for all new contacts.
How to add a read-only Google Calendar to Outlook using the Internet Calendar feature.
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.
If you don't care for Calibri font as the default for RSS feeds, you need to use a macro to change the font (on font size) as the font cannot be changed by the user. We have code samples for both Outlook 2010 and 2007.