Tips and Tricks

Enabling the Contacts Box in Outlook 2007
In Outlook 2007, the Contacts box for linking items to contacts doesn't appear by default. However, you can enable it by following these directions. Read more on-line...

Updating the Outlook Categories Field of Multiple Items at one time
Here's how to change the Categories value for multiple contacts at one time. This is a useful tip for when using Easy Mail Merge for Outlook, which uses Categories to filter contacts. Read more on-line...

Modifying the List of Journal Entry Types 
Apart from the normal Categories field that most of us are familiar with, a Journal has an extra field known as Entry Type which classifies the type of Journal being recorded. However, one of the (apparent) drawbacks of using Journal Entry Type as a means of classifying Journals is that you can’t edit or add to the dropdown list for Entry Type. This OutlookWise Tips & Tricks Sheet describes how to change the dropdown list for Journal Entry Types. Read more on line...

Using a SQL Filter when defining Outlook Custom Views 
Those of you who have used Outlook for a while may have discovered the power of Outlook Views and use these on every folder to group, sort and filter your outlook data depending on the task at hand. One of Outlook’s (fairly well) hidden secrets is the SQL Tab on the Filter dialog in Outlook 2002 and 2003 (Note: Unfortunately this article does not apply if you’re using Outlook 2000!). This article explores how the SQL Tab can be used to create advanced queries or filters when the need arises. Read more on line...

Using the SQL Query Tab when defining Outlook Views
Outlook Views are an incredibly useful part of Outlook. However, for one reason or another, Microsoft hid the Query Builder tab. This OutlookWise Tips & Tricks Sheet describes how to show this tab and use it to create queries. Read more on-line...

Importing Data into Microsoft Outlook - The Basics
A CSV (Comma-Separated-Variable) file is a data file where the fields are separated by a comma. This tutorial describes the basics of importing a .CSV file into your Contacts folder in Microsoft Outlook. Read more on-line...