Microsoft Outlook is a professional email and calendar program that’s been used by businesses for over 15 years. It’s had many iterations over the years, but with 2016, and its integration with Office 365, Microsoft has taken Outlook to the next level. Today, small and medium-sized businesses that couldn’t afford the enterprise-level application can now benefit from Outlook 2016.
The following are 3 ways to help you use Outlook 2016 more efficiently.
1. Keyboard Shortcuts
Using keyboard shortcuts in Outlook on Windows will help you work more efficiently. It’s also handy for those who have mobility or vision disabilities because using keyboard shortcuts can often be easier than using a touchscreen or mouse. Here are some popular keyboard shortcuts you should try.
And there are more. Here are popular keyboard shortcuts for NAVIGATION:
When searching, try these handy keyboard shortcuts:
To create an item or a file keep these shortcuts in mind.
Shortcuts in Mail.
To see more Outlook 2016 Shortcuts go here.
2. Use Quick Steps
Right-click any email, choose Quick Steps and choose from the list.
We’re going to choose Team Email. The first time we use this, Outlook asks you to name your team and enter their email addresses.
Then create a Keyboard Shortcut for this. So, the next time you hit Control Shift 1, an email to your entire team can be composed.
You can also create new Quick Step. Simply choose Create New Quick Step.
Here are some other Quick Steps to try: 1
3. Use Conditional Formatting
This is used to change the look of a particular email. You do this in the View Menu.
Here, we just click on Conditional Formatting and create an email called Microsoft.
Next, we choose a condition, where the word Microsoft appears anywhere in an email.
Then, we ask it to appear in a bold red font.
Now, any new email we receive with the word Microsoft in it will show up in red. This is a great way for us to recognize the importance of an email. You may want to do this for any email with your boss’s name in it!
And, there are more ways you can get the most from Outlook 2016. Here are a few ideas:
Outlook 2016 calendars have all the tools and functionality you’ve relied on in the past, with improved features to help you manage your time.
Outlook 2016’s task management helps you accomplish to-dos faster and easier.
To learn more about how you can get the most from Outlook 2016 contact us.
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