Selecting text in Word

I tend to do a lot of clicking and dragging the cursor to select text in Word. But these two tips are very useful for saving time and effort when it comes to grabbing sentences and paragraphs.

Setting the Default Paste option in OneNote

This tip was pointed out to me by a colleague and was originally pointed out in this post Can I set the default paste in OneNote as “Keep Text Only”? It’s a nice way to make OneNote paste content in the way that’s most applicable to your working style.

Getting Outlook notifications for important emails

A colleague recently figured out a way to make sure that he’s notified in Outlook when he receives emails from specific people. He passed it along to us, and we’re passing it along to you. 🙂

When you set up this type of a mail rule, you’ll get a pop-up dialog box in Outlook when an email arrives from a specific person or group. You can then open the email from that pop-up.

Keep in mind that this only works from the Outlook client, and you have to be running Outlook at the time the email arrives for this to work. 

Expanding all the folders in the Outlook Inbox

I was asked the other day if there was a way to expand all the Outlook Inbox folders without clicking each one separately. The person had inadvertently moved a folder somewhere else, and they wanted to be able to see all the expanded folders so they could easily spot it. My first pass at research made it appear there was no way to do that without writing macros and such, but then I found this tip that works pretty good (provided you’re running Windows)…

Outlook Calendar Attendance Tracking

I learned a really cool little trick today entirely by accident. When I send out a meeting invite to a large group of people, I get a lot of a responses which I usually just delete. However, today I double-clicked and opened up one of the responses (instead of just viewing it in the Reading Pane).