The F4 Key – Microsoft Office’s “Swiss Army Knife”

One of the lesser-known keyboard shortcuts is also one of the most versatile.  I am speaking of the enigmatic F4 key.  At its core, the F4 key simply repeats the last action you performed in the program.  Whether invoking a simple bold action in Word, deleting a row in Excel, or inserting a shape object […]

Microsoft Office – Quick Access Toolbar (Awesome “Hidden” Feature)

When Microsoft Office 2007 switched from the traditional dropdown menus and toolbars method of delivering program features to the now widely used Tabs and Ribbon delivery system, one of the abilities they revoked from the users was the ability to customize the program controls.  Knowing that they (Microsoft) would have angry hoards with torches and […]

Office 2016 Template Library – Worth a Revisit

If you have been a user of Microsoft Office going back to the “old days” of Office 95 thru Office 2003, one of the features you probably held in least regard were the templates.  Templates suffered several major disadvantages: Templates were stored on the local PC’s hard drive, which took up much needed storage space […]

Outlook Meeting Invitations Deleted After Accepted… WHY?!?!

Outlook is an indispensible application when it comes to maintaining communication with friends and coworkers.  Microsoft has packed an array of wonderful features into Outlook to assist in this endeavor.  However, there is an interesting “feature” in Outlook that, for some people, seems to go one step too far in helping and actually doubles back […]

Send “Out of Office” Replies from Outlook

You can send automatic “Out of Office” replies from Outlook 2013 or Outlook 2016 for Windows whenever you want to let people who send you email know that you won’t be responding to their messages right away.There are two different ways to set up automatic replies. The method you choose depends on the type of […]

Never Miss Another Public Holiday

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, this week’s blog post will deal with managing holidays in Outlook. Do you have trouble remembering which day Labor Day is on versus Memorial Day?   Ever show up for work one morning just to discover that the office is closed for President’s Day and you could have slept late?  Well, […]