Email Tips & Tricks

Table of Contents:

For Windows
Conquer Outlook with keyboard shortcuts
Turn that email into a PDF
Send a link
Tame your inbox with Clean-up
Adding or updating your photo
For Mac
Conquer Outlook with keyboard shortcuts
Turn that email into a PDF
Send a link
Adding or updating your photo

 

Check out Microsoft -- Outlook Tips and Tricks

For Windows

Conquer Outlook with keyboard shortcuts

Speed through Outlook with keyboard shortcuts.
Do you want to create a new email message? Press Ctrl+Shift+M. For a new contact, try Ctrl+Shift+C. Outlook has you covered with appointments and meetings too. Ctrl+Shift+A creates an appointment, while Ctrl+Shift+Q opens a new meeting request. What's the most popular Outlook keyboard shortcut? Ctrl+Enter sends your message.
More information available at Microsoft - Complete list of keyboard shortcuts

Turn that email into a PDF

Turn Email to PDF

Need to create a PDF from your email message? Print it with Windows 10!

  1. Click Ctrl+P to open the Print dialog, then select Microsoft Print to PDF as your printer.
  2. Once you select Print, pick a folder, name your PDF, then select Save.

More information available at Microsoft -- Outlook Tips and Tricks

Send a link

Outlook PC Link Sending

Collaborating with colleagues on a report or project? Don't send copies. Send a link instead.
The trick is to upload files to Box and then send everyone a link to the files. Your recipients can collaborate on the same file at the same time, and you don't have to scour your inbox for multiple copies.
Select Attach File > Browse web locations > Box.

Tame your inbox with Clean-up

Outlook Clean Up

Overwhelmed trying to achieve Inbox Zero? Folder Clean-up can help.
From your Inbox (or any other email folder), select Home > Clean Up. You can Clean Up Conversation, Clean Up Folder, or Clean Up Folder and Subfolders. Outlook will automatically move redundant, read messages to the Deleted Items folder. Folder clean-up will never remove unread messages.
More information available at Microsoft - Get your Inbox in order

Adding or updating your photo

This will change it both in the Outlook client and in a browser.

  1. Open your Outlook Desktop App
  2. Click File
  3. Hit the Change button or click the picture that currently displays

    Account Info

  4. This will take you to outlook.office.com to change the photo
  5. Click the upload photo button

    Outlook PC Account Picture

  6. Select the photo you wish to use as your profile picture then hit Open
  7. Click Save

Note: It may take up to 24 hours for the photo to update

For Mac

Conquer Outlook with keyboard shortcuts

Speed through Outlook with keyboard shortcuts. Do you want to create a new email message? Press Cmd + N in the mail view. A new appointment is Cmd + N in the calendar view. What's the most popular Outlook keyboard shortcut? + Return sends your message.
Go to Mail view - Cmd + 1
Go to Calendar view - Cmd + 2
Go to Contacts view - Cmd + 3
Go to Tasks view - Cmd + 4
Go to Notes view - Cmd + 5
More information available at Microsoft - Complete list of keyboard shortcuts for Mac

Turn that email into a PDF

Need to create a PDF from your email message? Print it!

  1. Click Cmd + P to open the Print dialog, then select the PDF dropdown box and select Save as PDF

    Outlook Mac Email to PDF

    Outlook Mac Save as PDF
  2. Once you select Save as PDF, pick a folder, name your PDF, then select Save.

More information available at Microsoft -- Outlook Tips and Tricks

Send a link

Outlook Mac Sending a Link

Collaborating with colleagues on a report or project? Don't send copies. Send a link instead.
The trick is to upload files to Box and then send everyone a link to the files. Your recipients can collaborate on the same file at the same time, and you don't have to scour your inbox for multiple copies.
Select Attach File or press Cmd( ) + E and select the file from your collaborative folder.

Outlook Mailboxes can only send files that are up to 35 MB. Anything larger cannot be sent through email.

Adding or updating your photo

This will change it both in the Outlook client and in a browser.

  1. Login to Outlook on the Web
  2. In the top right click the User badge then select My profile from the drop-down menu (it will be your initials or your old profile picture).
  3. On the left side of the page click the camera icon that overlaps with your old profile picture or the default image

    Outlook Mac Account Picture

  4. This will display a change your profile photo pop up. Click Upload a new photo.
  5. After selecting your photo Click Save.

Note: It may take up to 24 hours for the photo to update

If you are having trouble, try running the Microsoft SARA.

 
 

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Article ID: 629
Created
Fri 7/19/19 5:29 PM
Modified
Tue 10/29/19 6:06 PM