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Want Action From an Email?

Just a reminder: if you are sending an email to multiple recipients, make sure the ones you want some kind of action or response from are in the To: field, not the CC: field.

It might sound obvious, but sometimes people expect action from those in the CC:  field, and wonder why they are not getting a response.

Think of the CC:  field as a “For Your Information” field.

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SHORTCUT ACCESS TO THE THESAURUS IN WORD 2010 AND WORD 2013

Last week we looked at using Ctrl+F7 to access the DICTIONARY in Word 2013.

This week we’ll look at another shortcut: accessing the THESAURUS in Word 2010 and Word 2013.
In Word, select the word you want to look up, then…

Press Shift + F7.

The Thesaurus will then open at the right side of your Word window.

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Using Ctrl+F7 to access a dictionary definition in Word 2013

Using Word 2013 and need to look up the dictionary?
If you are using Word 2013 then select the word you want to look up, then…

Press Ctrl + F7

Simple as that.
The Dictionary will then open at the right side of your Word window.

Next week: shortcut access to the Thesaurus in Word 2010 & Word 2013.

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Quick full stop on your mobile phone or tablet

Do you know you can double tap the spacebar on your mobile phone or tablet to get a full stop?
Try it: next time you are using your mobile phone or tablet to write a text message, email, note, address – just about anything at all – and you need to enter a full stop, just double tap the spacebar!

Years ago, when I used to have a Nokia N95 mobile phone and I was high-speed-thumbs with my text messages, there were lots of other shortcuts like this. Do you know of any others for today’s smartphones? If you do, please share them with us in the Comments. Thanks!

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Add “Find a Contact” to your Outlook Quick Access Toolbar

When you’re in Outlook and need to look up a Contact, here is another option that saves a click or two.
Add “Find a Contact” to your Outlook Quick Access Toolbar, to enable you to look up someone’s details without having to go into Contacts and search.

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The Quick Access Toolbar is located just above or below the File menu in the top left corner of the Outlook window (and every other Microsoft Office program). You can add command buttons to it or remove them from it at any time.

1. Click the drop-down arrow at the end of the Quick Access Toolbar, and select Find a Contact to add it to the Quick Access Toolbar.

– a field is added to the Quick Access Toolbar, containing the prompt Search People.

2. Click the search text Search People and type the name of the person you wish to look up.
– Staff with that name display.

3. Click the name of the person you are searching for.
– a Contact card displays showing all their Contact details.

  • Note: you can click the details shown in blue on the contact card to contact them directly from there, eg, click their email address to create a new email message addressed to them; or click their phone number to call them.

Thanks go to Karen Mather for this one.

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