Tag Archives: Outlook

How Do I Do That On The Computer?

We all have times when we need to perform a task on our computer but we just don’t quite know how to do it! So what to do?

3 methods:

  1. Be wise, be quick: ask someone nearby. Share knowledge. This is team-building. There should be no shame in not knowing.
  2. Look up the Microsoft Knowledge Base. this is a great place to type in a question and find an easy-to-follow, step-by-step procedure. For example, “How do I use the Lookup function in Excel?” Click here.
  3. Ask Google! Just type your question in plain English into any search engine, eg, Google, and most times a suitable and successful answer will immediately come up. Whatever challenge you have before you, someone else has usually had before. Try it: click here.

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Put a Note to Yourself in an Email Folder

Do you send emails to yourself?

Let’s say you have a folder of email relating to a particular stream of work, and you’d like to save some thoughts of your own in the same folder…. So you send yourself an email containing those thoughts, which you then save in that work folder. Sound familiar?

There is a better way! It is called Post In This Folder, and it is a button in Outlook Mail.

To use Post In This Folder in Outlook Mail:

  1. Open the folder in Outlook that you’d like to post the note in
  2. Click the New Items button (at the left end of the Home Ribbon)
  3. Click More Items
  4. Click Post In This Folder
    – a blank note “page”  appears
  5. Add a subject line
  6. Write any notes you’d like to record
  7. Click the Post button

NOTE: if you use this button a lot, pin it to the Quick Access Toolbar so that you can access it quickly.


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Display Non-Consecutive Days in Outlook

Did you know you can view any day(s) of any week(s), side by side, in Outlook‘s Calendar view?

This is an incredibly useful feature when you’re trying to find a free time to meet with someone.

Watch this  two minute video to learn how.

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Another Treasure Trove of Technology Tips and Learning

Did you know that UC Skills have a load of great technology tips and instructional notes and videos on their skills website, including Excel, Word and PowerPoint? (As well as lots of other great content around Numbers, Writing and Study, and Library Research.)

UC Skills is an online collaboration between the Library, the Mathematics & Statistics Department, the Learning Skills Centre, and Careers. They offer self-guided learning and workshops in Technology, as well as Numeracy, Writing & Study, and Library Research.

Access UC Skills here.


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Find Email Messages Faster

Quick Tip:

If you are searching for messages in Microsoft Outlook and are finding Outlook “slow”, use the Outlook Web App (OWA). OWA is significantly faster, especially if you are searching through a large number of messages. You can do this from anywhere (you do not have to be outside UC).

Go directly to Outlook Web App

Find out how to Access Your Email And Calendar Using the Microsoft Outlook Web App


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