Data literacy · ICT proficiency · Information literacy · Outlook · Timesavers · Top tip

#426 Search Folders in Outlook

I don’t file my emails in Outlook, instead I use Search Folders. A Search Folder is a virtual folder that provides a view of all email items that match specific search criteria. For example, I use a Search Folder for anyone I correspond with regularly (i.e. I can find that person’s emails without searching through my… Continue reading #426 Search Folders in Outlook

ICT proficiency · Outlook

#314 Outlook Calendar getting cluttered? Create a new one!

It is easy to create multiple personal calendars in Outlook. You might want to create a calendar which includes your personal appointments, university wide events or perhaps assessment hand-ins. These calendars can then be easily overlaid with your main calendar to view any potential clashes, without cluttering up your main view. Featured image: “Calendar” by  Hana… Continue reading #314 Outlook Calendar getting cluttered? Create a new one!

ICT proficiency · Outlook

#302 Going on holiday? Schedule an automated email reply

I suspect that many of you already know how to set up an automated out of office response to emails, but did you also know that you can schedule this to turn itself on and off? This is very useful if you are like me and forget to turn your out of office reply off… Continue reading #302 Going on holiday? Schedule an automated email reply

Communication / Collaboration · ICT proficiency · Information literacy · Outlook · Word

#278 Tables in Outlook and Word driving you mad? Just draw them instead!

The Draw Table function in Office 2013 is really useful, particularly if you use tables to help create design layouts. With the draw table function it is quick and easy to add in extra columns and rows adhoc, that do not need to span across the entire table, making the layout much easier to adjust,… Continue reading #278 Tables in Outlook and Word driving you mad? Just draw them instead!

Communication / Collaboration · Digital communication · Outlook

#240 Arranging a meeting? Overlay calendars to spot free times!

The overlay feature in Outlook calendars makes it really easy to spot mutual free time slots across multiple calendars. At MMU you can open all colleagues calendars by using the address book (shown in the demo below), but don’t worry, by default your time is only shown as free/busy and the details remain private to… Continue reading #240 Arranging a meeting? Overlay calendars to spot free times!