Tag Archives: Outlook

Change the Default Temperature Unit in Calendar

If you have switched to Microsoft Outlook 2013 you may have noticed the weather displaying above your Calendar.  You may also have noticed that the default temperature unit is Fahrenheit – not Celcius, which we use here in New Zealand.

This is how you can change the default temperature unit in Outlook Calendar 2013 to Celcius (or even switch it off if you wish).


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Efficiency Tips for everyday computer usage

Techno-Bites Efficiency Tips are designed to simplify your day, helping you to focus on the task at hand, not on the computer or program.

Techno-Bites (also known as Techno-Bytes for those old enough wise enough to know what a byte is) are short, to the point, computer skills efficiency tips.

So open the Techno-Bites Efficiency Tips and have a bite!

TIP: when you want to open a link in the PDF, right-click the link and choose “Open link in new tab” to keep the main document open

TIP: once you have opened the PDF, bookmark it for easy reference


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Format your email signature

Some Schools/Departments/Teams at UC have a consistent email signature for staff to use.

The easiest way to create your signature is to:

  1. Open an email from a member of your School/Department/Team  whose signature is:
    – consistent with the rest of your School/Department/Team
    – contains the right information
    – is properly laid out
  2. Copy their signature
  3. In Outlook’s signature editing area (>File>Options>Mail>Signatures) paste their signature into your own signature area
  4. Replace their details with your own details.

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Manage email using Follow-up Flags

Do you get snowed under by your email?
Do you forget important emails?
Do you write yourself reminders that you need to
follow up certain emails by certain dates?

Read this:

Managing email using flags


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Add Holidays to a Calendar

Do you ever accidentally make appointments on a public holiday? It’s easy to do when you are booking a meeting a few weeks or months in advance.

Or perhaps you are planning for travel, and need to know the public holidays in another country?

Solve those issues with
Outlook’s Add Holidays feature.

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  1. Open Outlook
  2. Click the File menu
  3. Click Options
  4. Click Calendar (on the left-hand side)
  5. Click the Add Holidays button (in the centre of the Calendar options section)
  6. Choose NZ for the list of countries
    (or another country if you need to know its public holidays)
  7. Press the OK button

Public Holidays are now added to your Outlook calendar.

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