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5 Tips on using Bcc in Outlook Email

It’s kind of funny that a software application would use abbreviations that refer to pre-software days. Remember carbon copies? Cc means carbon copy and Bcc means blind carbon copy. For emailing, you use Cc when you want to copy others publicly, and Bcc when you want to do it privately. Any recipients on the Bcc line of an email are not visible to others on the email. These five tips…

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Better Searching in Outlook 2010

A common problem with email searches is that they can return too many results. For example, entering someone’s name may return matches where the name appears in parts of the message’s body even though you meant to look for messages from that person. It can be also hard to enter other criteria to help narrow your search, such as whether it has an attachment or that it has a particular…

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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…

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Outlook and Office 365

The recent release of Microsoft Office 365 is a great opportunity for small and medium businesses to get the power of Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Exchange Server together, for a lower cost than ever. If you’ve been using a POP3 or IMAP email account from your Internet service provider (ISP) or an email hosting service here are some reasons to try Microsoft Exchange Online with Office 365. The Microsoft Office…

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New Outlook Hotmail Connector released

We’ve got good news for those of you who read your Windows Live Hotmail accounts in Outlook. We have released an update to the Microsoft Outlook Hotmail Connector. This update brings a number of fixes and is required to continue using Hotmail accounts in Outlook. The version number for the updated Hotmail Connector is 14.0.5139.5001. To determine which version is installed on your computer, see the end of this article.…

Publisher

Design and layout – using margins and guides in your publications

Much, maybe most, of what we do in Publisher is designing and laying out our publications. Aligning text boxes, pictures, borders, and clip art to make a pleasing and compelling presentation. The tools for laying out your publication are margins, guides, and align. Today I’m going to talk about margins and guides.

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What are crop marks and why would you want to print them?

Crop marks, also known as trim marks, are lines printed in the corners of your publication’s sheet or sheets of paper to show the printer where to trim the paper. They are used by commercial printers for creating bleeds where an image or color on the page needs to extend all the way to the edge of the paper. Printers generally can’t actually print to the very edge of the…

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Where is web site authoring in Publisher 2010?

Today’s post on the reduction in web publication capability in Publisher 2010 comes to us from Jeff Bell. Jeff was the Group Program Manager for Publisher and Text Services during the development and release of Publisher 2010. For a number of versions, Publisher has filled a gap as an easy-to-use web site authoring tool sitting between the template-based web-hosted offerings and the designer-oriented desktop HTML editors. With Publisher 2010, we…

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Issues with the recent update for Outlook 2007

On Tuesday, December 14, we released an update (KB2412171) for Microsoft Outlook 2007. We have discovered several issues with the update and want to inform you about problems you might encounter and what corrective steps we recommend. As of December 16, this Outlook 2007 update has been removed from Microsoft Update. This Outlook 2007 update was distributed via Microsoft Update. Many of you receive updates automatically and if you installed…

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Personalize a calendar for New Year in Publisher

Here we are just days away from New Year’s Day, and that means we need new calendars. As many of you know, Publisher makes quick work of creating personalized calendars. In this post I show how to make a new calendar or update an old one in Publisher 2010 and 2007. (This also works in Publisher 2003.) The quickest way to start is to find and adapt a calendar template…

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Free online video training courses for Outlook 2010!

Have you visited Office.com recently? Microsoft offers free online video training courses that increase your Outlook 2010 productivity. Whether you’re new to Outlook, recently upgraded from Outlook 2003, or an experienced user that likes to organize your Inbox with the new Conversations view, there is something for you. Go here to check them out. We’re also happy to introduce three new courses: · Use e-mail signatures in Outlook 2010 ·…