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Share your Outlook calendar: Your time is my time

There are three different ways in which you can share your Outlook 2010 calendar: By email, where your calendars can arrive in your recipient’s inbox as an attachment, and with a “Calendar Snapshot” in the body of the message, With Exchange Server, where you and others using Exchange and can share calendars and manage permissions, too. By sharing your online, Outlook Hotmail Connector-synchronized calendar with whomever you want. It just depends on what…

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Outlook Quick Steps: One-click shortcuts

Question: How many mouse clicks and keyboard finger tappings does it take to categorize an email message, move it to a folder, add a follow-up flag, reply to it, and create a meeting request about it? Answer: One, if you’re using a Quick Step. Quick Steps, new in Outlook 2010, is a feature that applies multiple actions at once to an email message. I like to think of Quick Steps as…

Our OneNote-planned trip to Vietnam

If you know me, you know that OneNote is, by far, my favorite Office program. It’s not that I don’t love (and probably use more) the ever-present Outlook, but it’s OneNote that is so versatile, so flexible. and frankly, a lot of fun. So when the “Around the World in 40 Days” project launched, I was immediately smitten. In a nutshell, this is what the project is: 40 bloggers write…

Outlook delegate access helps shoulder a principal’s burden

The issue of getting elementary schools—public or otherwise—on board with electronic communication has taken some time. It takes a strong leader, possibly in the form of a principal, to guide that effort. When you’re a busy school principal or administrator, your administrative assistants, secretaries, office managers, and other support staff are of vital importance to the day-to-day operations of the front office. If you’re using Outlook with Microsoft Exchange, you can hand off some…

Updated! Interactive Excel files on web pages: An Excel PM explains

Update: See near the end of this post for the latest Office how-tos on embedding Excel and PowerPoint files. Hi everyone, My name is Larry Waldman and I’m a program manager on the Excel team. This week the Crabby Office Lady was nice enough to let me combine a couple of Office’s cool features to highlight one of my favorite little tricks. (Note that this post and these features refer to…

Can’t delete items in Outlook? Crabby has some ideas

As you know, I like to post tips that solve problems that maybe I heard just ONE person mention. And if you know me, you know why, but let’s go over it again. Because it’s never just one person; all it is, is that one person actually trying to do something about it. The point being, there are probably several of you having this same problem that we’re going to solve…

Updated! Embed PowerPoint or Excel into web pages

Updated! See the end of this post for the newest how-to-embed info. Last July I told you about the new Office Web Apps, where all your documents are created, edited, and stored on a server…a server located somewhere in the clouds (hence the term “cloud computing”). Since then more than 20 million folks have used Office Web Apps  to work with  Office documents from anywhere with a browser and an Internet connection.…

Crabby’s Monday tip: Change where the cursor moves after entering data in Excel

I tell you, I learn new things—sometimes even elementary things, that even typing monkeys already know—about Office programs every day and today I’m offering the newest one.  I’m going to make this short and sweet today. You can thank Kathy, a Crabby reader who posed this question: “In Excel, when I hit enter the cursor moves to the right, which is what I want (most of the time).  How can…

View two Excel worksheets side-by-side

Switching back and forth between worksheets can make your eyes spin around in their sockets (a great party trick but something your optometrist would advise against). Keep those baby blues steady when you use Excel 2007: On the View tab, in the Window group, click New Window. On the View tab, in the Window group, click View Side by Side . In the Compare Side by Side dialog box, click…