Changing the font settings for Outlook email

In the last month, I’ve had two customers ask me how to “fix” their font settings in Outlook. Somehow they got changed from what they were used to, and using the font settings on the Home tab only fixed the fonts for the email they were currently in. Here’s how to make the changes permanent…

Windows 10 behavior when copying duplicate files

So while this isn’t technically an Office software tip, it is something you’ll see if you’re trying to copy Microsoft Office (or any other) files from one place to another if you’re on Windows 10.

It used to be if you were trying to copy a file that was a duplicate of one in the destination location, you got a single screen that gave you the option to keep the original, copy over the new version, or keep both (and add a number at the end of the duplicated file being copied). Now that is split up in two screens.

Setting the default meeting length in Outlook

I find it extremely frustrating when someone books an hour for a meeting by default, but yet they only have about 10 minutes of material they need to cover. Instead of playing havoc with your (and others) calendar, you can set your default meeting length to something shorter. Here’s how…

Working with the Excel Fill Handle

One of the cool things about working with Excel is the ability to click on the Fill Handle in the lower right corner of a cell, and then drag it to auto-fill values based on what’s in the original cell. However, it can be frustrating to figure out whether it’s going to copy the value or auto-fill based on the next value in the sequence. Here’s a brief overview on how you can get it to copy or fill based on what you need, regardless of what Excel wants to do for you automagically…

Filtering Outlook email via Ribbon Bar options

Unless you’re a search ninja, you’re likely to only type in a search term in the Outlook search bar, and hope for the best. However, there are a number of other options you can use that are found in the Ribbon Bar. Here’s where to find them…

Making quick video recordings in OneNote

Let’s say you want to create a quick video of yourself, either to let your team know something, or perhaps just as a reminder to yourself to take care of some items. OneNote has a basic video recording function built in, and it’s perfect for those basic types of videos (not screen captures… just whatever your vidcam is picking up). Here’s how it works…