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Tip 1007: Next Week flag reminder time bug? | Outlook Daily Tips

When adding a reminder to a message flagged for Next Week, the date the reminder fires depends on your preference for automatically setting reminders on tasks with due dates.

Tip 970: Disabling Tool Tips on Outlook’s Messages | Outlook Daily Tips

The ScreenTips (tool tips or popups) that come up when you hover over messages in Outlook’s message list can be reduced in size but not disabled completely.

Delete the MRU list in Choose Form dialog | Outlook Daily Tips

When you work with custom forms, you can eventually have a long list of folder names on the Look in list in the Choose Form dialog. You can clear this list by editing the registry.

Using Font Size 11 in Outlook Email (Outlook Tip 950) | Outlook Daily Tips

Today’s tip is for users with Outlook 2003 or older versions – Outlook’s native editor uses only even-sized fonts, it does not support odd-sized fonts. If you type an odd-sized font in the font selector, it will round it up to the next font size.

How to find ‘lost’ Contact Groups | Outlook Daily Tips

I set up a contact group. After saving it I can’t find it anywhere. I tried searching but it’s not found. Maybe I misspelled the name? There are (at least) three ways to find contact groups (distribution lists) within a contacts folder – Instant search, use a List view and look over the list, or create a filtered view. If you have a lot of contacts or a lot of groups, Instant search or filtering out the contacts will make it easier to see all of the contact groups. If you need to search multiple contacts folder, use Instant Search or Advanced Find (with the filter). If you need to do this often, consider saving a custom view. Instant Search If you use Outlook 2010 or 2007, you can use Instant search to show only contact Groups. Press Ctrl+E to enter the search field then type This will show only the items that have distlist in the message class. “X” the search to show all contacts again. Using List View Groups have a different icon than other contacts and their names are in bold. If your contact list is short (or your Outlook window large), the contact groups should be [...]

Tip 917: Script Error Printing From Outlook 2003 | Outlook Daily Tips

After installing Internet Explorer 9, some Outlook 2003 users are reporting a script error (res://ieframe.dll/preview.js) when they attempt to print HTML formatted messages. Because only some users are affected, it may be a problem with the printer driver. Check for updated drivers for your printer and if it persists, you have three options: Print messages in plain text Print messages using RTF Format Remove IE9 and revert to IE8. Print as Plain Text Format If you need to print most of your messages, you can set Outlook to always read as plain text in Tools, Options, Preferences, Email Options. Enable the option to Read All Standard Mail in Plain Text. With this option enabled, all mail is displayed in plain text format. You can switch an HTML message to render as HTML by clicking in the Infobar. If you don’t print many messages, drag a copy of the message to the Junk Mail folder to print it.  (This is a neat trick for those times you need a plain text copy of any message.) Force RTF Printing You can set a registry key to force RTF format for printing. However, the results may not be acceptable, and you may have double line [...]

Tip 911: Resizing Image Attachments in Outlook | Outlook Daily Tips

A reader had a question about resizing pictures in Outlook 2010. He upgraded from Outlook 2003 and used the Attachment pane to resize images. Unfortunately for him, Outlook 2010 doesn’t use the panes, but it does have an option to resize attached images. Outlook 2003′s Attachment pane has an option to resize attached photos which is displayed by default when you first attach an image file to a message. Note: If you open Windows Explorer and use the Send to MailRecipient command, Windows will offer to resize the image. In Outlook 2010, you need to go to the File tab, Info command after attaching the image. You can choose between resizing the attachment or keeping the original size.  The resize options are limited (to one!) compared to Outlook 2003, but most people would choose 1024 x 768 anyway. If you need better control over the file size, resize it using an image editor program or use Windows Explorer’s Send to MailRecipient command. Outlook 2007 has an Attachment pane, although it’s not displayed by default when you insert an image.  You can display the Attachment pane by clicking the expand button in the Include section of the Home ribbon.  

Tip 901: Another Sorting Tip

Following last week’s tip on sorting tasks, James offered: “This also makes me think it could be worth mentioning to people when you want to sort by 1 column, you can just click the column header. To sort by more than one column, most users will probably go to customize view, but holding shift and clicking a second column is way easier.” Ah, yes, all the little tricks we forget about when we don’t use them often. As everyone knows, you can sort by any column by clicking on it. If you click on a different column, sorting is now (only) by that column. But hold Shift as you click and it adds the new column to the sort order. This tip was more useful in older versions where the list view is always one line but it’s definitely faster to turn off the reading pane (or drag it to the right so you can see all field names) and sort than it is to go into Customize View and change the sort order. Use the View menu commands (View ribbon in Outlook 2010) or the keyboard shortcuts to turn the Reading pane off and on. The keyboard shortcuts are: [...]

The first step to fix a profile is to open the profile outside of Outlook. To do this, you need to "open Control Panel, Mail" but Windows hides the Mail icon in a Control panel group and many users can’t find it. For this reason, we recommend users open the Control Panel and type Mail in the search field, or switch to classic or Icon view. Note: if you use a 32-bit version of Outlook 2010 on 64-bit version of Windows, the Mail icon is labeled “Mail (32-bit).  Windows 7 In Windows 7, you can find Mail (or Mail (32-bit)) one of three ways: Search for Mail (1) Switch to Icon view (2) and look for it Look in the User Accounts and Family Safety category (3) My preference is using Search, in part because it works in all Windows versions. I can type Mail in the Start menu’s search field and if it’s not listed in the results on the Windows Start menu, I can click on the Control panel heading to find it. Note: When you type Mail in the Start menu’s search field, if the Mail applet doesn’t come up, click the Control Panel heading to restrict [...]

I’ve had a lot of questions lately wondering why the Tasks in the Hotmail account aren’t syncing to Outlook.

Tasks are not supported by the Outlook Connector at this time, only contacts and email sync – that’s why the Task folder in the Hotmail data file says “(this computer only)”.