Every since Excel 2007 when you open more than one spreadsheet, you won’t get a second window. Depending on you’re workflow this may be a feature or a bit of a bummer. If you’d like excel to go back to opening new spreadsheets in a new window and you don’t mind a bit of setup there is a way. (more…)
One thing that can be hard to find in Outlook – public folders (usually shared calendars like the OPS room calendar). That’s because they hide in the “Folder List” rather than the default Mail view. Fortunately they live just a couple clicks away. Here’s how to view them: Open Outlook, and click on “Folder List” (alternatively you can hold down Ctrl key and press 6). Once you do that Public folders should appear near the bottom of the pane on the left of Outlook.
That’s it you should have access to the various shared calendars and folders floating around the UUA.
Note: If you’re using Office for Mac you’ll need to Subscribe to Public Folders for this functionality
If you haven’t been upgraded to Windows 7 and Office 2010, chances are you soon will. While I think the new interface office uses is an improvement it can certainly take some getting used to. One thing you can use to ease the transition: a set of guides from Microsoft where you can enter a command on the Office 2003 interface and see how to do that same command in Office 2010. These guides are available online as a webapp or on your desktop in a folder called “Help with Office 2010”.
When we moved your UUA.org mailbox to the new mail server (during October 2011), you began to see the new Outlook Web App at http://mailuua.uua.org. (Before we moved your mail box, it was an older, less powerful version.) It’s got lots of spiffy new features — it’s almost like Outlook on your own computer!
One of the rules IT strives to follow: backup, early and often. This rule should apply to any file you can’t live without, but today we’ll show you how to apply it to your email archives (which are not backed up by default). (more…)
Before jumping into archiving you might want to check out our archive overview.
Archiving can really help when you have an oversized inbox and your ruthless IT department has cut off your email. Here’s a quick and dirty explanation about how to make Outlook 2003 archive your email for you automatically.
Before I dive into archiving and what .pst files are, I’d like to start with a brief overview of how the UUA’s email system works. Everything in each person’s Inbox, Deleted Items, and other folders live on one of the UUA’s servers. Outlook (or Entourage for Mac users) connects to our server and grabs a copy of each email, calendar item, contact, etc. It also checks back periodically for any new email that may have been sent to your inbox. (more…)
Often there are a couple of programs (or more) you open shortly after you turn on your computer in the morning. If you are tired of clicking on them each and every morning, you can have Windows start them up for you with a just a couple steps. (more…)
Before I dive into how to archive I’d like to give you a brief overview of how our mail system works. We keep a copy of everything in each person’s Inbox, Deleted Items, and other folders on the server. Your Outlook (for Windows) or Entourage (for Mac) program connects to our server and makes sure everything is synced up. (more…)