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Tip 1009: Outlook Connector upgrade won’t install in Outlook 2007 | Outlook Daily Tips

Microsoft released an update to the Outlook Connector, however, the upgrade process seems to work fine for Outlook 2010 users but Outlook 2007 users are complaining that the upgrade fails and the old Connector file is not properly removed.

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.

Which Calendar does the To-Do Bar use? | Outlook Daily Tips

We get a lot of questions about missing appointments on the To-Do Bar appointment section: My To-Do Bar is not showing my appointments. Under my ‘To-Do Bar’ options everything is checked. In addition to missing appointments, some users complain that the wrong appointments are shown. This is always a problem when there is more than one calendar in the profile. The easiest way to verify which calendar is considered the default calendar by Outlook is to double-click on one of the dates in the navigation calendar in the To-Do bar. This will take you to the default calendar. If this is not the calendar you expected to be your default calendar, you can either change the default data file in Account Settings, Data Files or move your appointments to the default calendar. Note that in some cases, you should not (or can’t) move appointments to a different folder. To move appointments Switch to a list view. In Outlook 2010 and 2007, you can do this from the View ribbon, Change Views. In older versions, use the All Appointments or By Category view. Select all appointments and drag or using the Move to Folder command. Published March 7 2012

Tip 960: (Another) Calendar Printing Bug | Outlook Daily Tips

Starting the week on Monday is the cause of this new printing bug. An Outlook 2010 user wanted to print a calendar using the options to print exactly one month per page and to print only the weekdays (Monday – Friday) but with September 2012, the printout included only the first 3 weeks – the last week is missing. The fix: Set the calendar to start on Sunday and the calendar will print as expected. I wanted to see if any other months in 2012 are affected so I set it to print 1/1 – 12/31, one month per page. January was 6 weeks long and included dates through Feb 10 (remember, its supposed to print exactly one month per page). I checked 2011 and 2013 – one month each year is short a week and one month has a full week from the next month. I’m confident that each year is affected by this bug. Note that Outlook 2007 is affected by this bug also. Published February 27 2012

Tip 959: Changing the Font used for Outlook’s RSS Feeds | Outlook Daily Tips

If you really don’t like Calibri, we show you how to use VBA and a Rule to change the font used for Outlook 2007 and Outlook 2010′s RSS feeds to another font.

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.

Too Many Contact Folders? | Outlook Daily Tips

With multiple accounts in an Outlook 2010 profile, you can have ridiculous number of calendar and contact folders in your navigation pane. Older Outlook versions are susceptible too, especially if you use the LinkedIn or Windows Live social connector. We show you how to reduce the clutter.

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 [...]

Print a list of your Outlook Rules | Outlook Daily Tips

Do you have a need for a text file containing a list of the rules assigned to your Outlook 2007 or Outlook 2010 default email account? A visitor to Slipstick.com submitted a code sample that creates a text file with the rule names and the From condition, in the order they are listed in Rules & Alerts. It still needs a bit of tweaking to include all Conditions and Actions in the output, but it’s a nice start and should be useful to anyone trying to troubleshoot a long list of rules. The output is in this format: So far I have verified it works with Outlook 2007 with only an IMAP email account and Outlook 2010 with only an Outlook Connector account. It would not work with my own profile: Outlook 2010 with an Exchange account as default and 10 additional accounts. If you’d like to test it and let me know what works and what doesn’t, the VBA is at Create a list of rules. Tip 943: Print a list of your Outlook Rules – Published January 4 2012