Category Archives: Office

Outlook: Disable Auto-Complete of your own Name

Outlook has an editor feature that suggests to insert your full name whenever you start typing your first name. This is really annoying because you might want to use only your first name for signing off your emails (i.e. "Regards, John", instead of "Regards, John Doe"). You can switch it off, but not in the auto-correct or auto-format options, as you might have expected. Outlook has hidden it under "Quick Parts" and "Building Blocks". Here is how to disable this annoying feature: Create a Read more [...]

Word 2013/2016: How to remove the extra "Save AS" Dialog Window

Word 2013 and Word 2016 introduced a new window when you use "Save As". Microsoft calls this "Backstage". For me, this extra window has absolutely now value and just means one click more. Luckily, there is a setting that removes that extra window. Here is how: Click on File > Options Tick Don't show Backstage when opening or saving files Click OK What is confusing is that if you go to File > Save As, you will still see the Backstage window! Unfortunately, that tick box only Read more [...]

Outlook 2013/2016: Make Sender and Subject the same Font Size

In Outlook 2013 and Outlook 2016, the sender is shown in a bigger font than the subject in the email list. This is a change from Outlook 2010 where both lines were with the same font size. To get that behaviour back, do the following: Go to the View tab Click on View Settings Click on Conditional Formatting... Click on Add and give the new rule a name (e.g. "Sender name") Click on Font... Under the "Size" heading, click on Smaller Click OK You will get a warning that Read more [...]

Outlook 2013/2016: Don't Show Message Body in Email List

When you move from Outlook 2010 to Outlook 2013 or 2016, you will find that in the list of Emails, Outlook has added a 3rd line: Sender Subject Start of email body I wanted to remove that 3rd line as it only takes space and it normally only contains stuff like "Hello John" which adds no real information. So I thought I could go to the View setting and change Maximum number of lines in compact mode = 2 But I still saw 3 lines in my email list! It took me quite a while until Read more [...]

Outlook 2010/2013: How to find the folder path of a message

I frequently do a mailbox wide search in Outlook. Sometimes, it is important to find out where exactly that email is located in Outlook. The search results list doesn't indicate the folder, unfortunately. Solution 1 (reveals the folder name, but not the sub-folder structure): If only the name of the folder is important to you, you can determine this by opening the “classic” Properties dialog of a message via the keyboard shortcut ALT+ENTER. This works for an email that you have selected Read more [...]