Monthly Archives: April 2013

Sorting and Grouping E-Mails in Outlook

Sorting and Grouping e-mails in Outlook is a great way to quickly identify e-mails by Subject, Date, Sender, etc.  Sorting and Grouping e-mails also makes it very easy to view, copy, move and delete e‑mails in large blocks, further streamlining workflow. Reordering, Adding and Removing Column Fields The Column Fields are located on the Message … [Read more]

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The Outlook Reading Pane

The Reading Pane is an essential Outlook tool.  To many, this may seem like an optional item, but I would recommend having the Reading Pane enabled at all times.  What is the purpose of the Reading Pane?  The Reading Pane allows you to see the contents of an e-mail before you open it, enabling you … [Read more]

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Navigation and Selection Techniques in Outlook

Ok, we’ve taken a look at some of the short-cut keys available in Outlook, now let’s take a look at how we can navigate the Inbox a little easier. I’ll start with some selection techniques and then move on to navigation techniques.  Remember when you want to select an e-mail without opening it, one single … [Read more]

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Outlook Shortcut Keys

Shortcut keys are an excellent way to streamline workflow in Outlook.  Using the shortcut keys keeps your hands on the keyboard and free of the mouse, which can help speed up productivity as well.  Basic Navigation Control + 1 Switch to Mail Control + 2 Switch to Calendar Control + 3 Switch to Contacts Control … [Read more]

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The Busy Inbox

The “Busy Inbox (or should I say the insanely busy inbox), that is the topic of this next series.  How to streamline workflow and organize incoming mail within Microsoft Outlook.  It is not uncommon for me to see clients with literally thousands of e-mails in their inbox.  This can be information overload and make it … [Read more]

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Consolidating Formatting and Formulas in Excel

Consolidating formulas and formatting in Excel is an excellent way to streamline workflow and reduce time spent writing formulas and formatting across spreadsheets.  This technique works for workbooks that have cell references in the same location from sheet to sheet (i.e., the title is in Cell A1 on all sheets, the data represented is in … [Read more]

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Conditional Formatting in Excel

Conditional Formatting in Excel applies format to selected cells based on user defined criteria.  You can apply Conditional Formatting either by selecting the pre-set rules that Excel provides or by creating your own set of rules based on the specific criteria you need.  You can also use Conditional Formatting to color code information and then … [Read more]

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