When Microsoft Outlook Links Fail to Open

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Sometimes you don’t realize how much you appreciate a feature until it breaks like Outlook hyperlinks. It’s frustrating because you know they worked before. In this tutorial, I’ll explain some reasons why your Outlook hyperlinks are not working and possible solutions. Incidentally, the problem may show in other Microsoft Office programs.

How to Add a Signature in Outlook.Com

Microsoft has several email products. One of the most popular ones is the free version called Outlook.com. However, the feature set is different than the paid counterpart like Office 365. One difference deals with creating an email signature. Most of the functionality exists with a few exceptions.

Outlook’s Smart Date Shortcuts

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Microsoft Outlook has some pretty handy shortcuts when it comes to defining time and dates. While you can still use the Date Picker or type in your entry, you might find these shortcuts easier.

How to Add HTML Signature to Outlook

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Email signatures can be a great marketing tool. However, I often run into people and business owners who struggle with trying to get their HTML versions into Microsoft Outlook. The process to add the code to emails is a bit different. Included are two ways you can add them.

How to Add Image to Outlook Signature

One way to personalize your email or promote your corporate identity is with email signatures. Often I find people either don’t know how to create or edit these signatures in Outlook. This is unfortunate as the Signature area is a useful feature that can be used for many scenarios.

Organizing with Outlook Categories

When people start using Microsoft Outlook, they enter countless pieces of information. Sometimes this is a brain dump of items floating around in their head. Other times, it’s a focused list of items. This is a good start, and many executive coaches and consultants tell you to enter the information first and then classify. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to use Microsoft Outlook categories to organize your data better.

Advantages of Outlook AutoComplete

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Microsoft Outlook has some nice productivity features for email addresses called AutoComplete and AutoResolve. Each offers conveniences, but there are differences between the two. And if you’re not careful, one of these can cause problems.

Use Outlook to Log Phone Calls

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Do you ever wish that you had a good record of the times when you talked to a company? Maybe you needed to make notes about a support call to your PC manufacturer or a call to your insurance company. Regardless of whom you’re calling, Outlook’s Journal can help you keep good records and even dial the number in some cases.