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.
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.
When Contacts are automatically updated, you need to check the settings in Outlook's Social Connector, which has automatic updates of contacts enabled by default. A change log is added to notes so you know what was changed.
This code sample demonstrates how to use the contents of a text file to populate a ListBox. This works for ComboBoxes and TextBoxes. A client adds keywords to message subjects so it's easier to find the messages later but had a problem: if he misspelled a keyword or used a slightly different keyword, he might not find the message. My solution is a macro that lists keywords to choose from. He can select one or more keywords then click OK to add the keyword(s) to the subject.
Create an Outlook Contact Group from a list of addresses using only copy and paste. No need to create contacts for the addresses first.
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.
How to create a custom filter to show only Tasks in the To-Do Bar folder.
After outlook.com account is migrated to the new server, Outlook 2010, 2007, 2003 users need to remove the Outlook Connector account and add the account back to Outlook.
How to create a toolbar button in Outlook 2007 or Outlook 2010 to open templates and files and disable the security warning dialog that displays before the template or files opens.
Solutions available! When attachments are opened from a message in Outlook 2010, they are read-only. Users cannot edit the attachment and save the changes back to the message, they need to save the attachment to the hard drive and reattach it.
We’re seeing a lot of complaints about News Feed folders reproducing like rabbits in Outlook’s folder list. This folder is used by the social connector to display feeds in the People Pane. However, there is a bug in the current beta build and users with only an Outlook Connector account in their profile have multiple
We're seeing users complain about an error message popping up on the computer screen. The error dialog doesn't contain much information about the program or the cause. Others receive an error "OutlookSyncClient has stopped working." The Outlook Sync Client is used to sync iPhone, iPod and iTouch with Outlook. This error generally means there is
Outlook 2013 or Outlook 2016 users who are connecting to their Outlook.com account using Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) will need to remove the account from their profile and add it back using auto account setup, EAS accounts will stop working in the near future.
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.
When you use Dual time zone display and the week starts on the Sunday DST starts, the time scale will have an incorrect offset if the more western zone is the default time zone.
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.