Microsoft Outlook: Two Outlook quick tips

By J. Carlton Collins, CPA

Paste to forward. To forward information slightly more quickly (e.g., when sending hotel or airline reservations to a colleague), copy the hotel or airline reservation from the reservation confirmation webpage, toggle to Outlook, and then press Ctrl+V to automatically create a new email containing that copied information, as suggested in the screenshots below.

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Drag to save. To save an email as a file, with the email message open you can select File, Save As and then save the message as text, Outlook Message, Outlook Template, Unicode, HTML, or .mht file. However, it is faster to save emails as files simply by dragging them to your Desktop or Explorer window. This action automatically saves the email using the Outlook message format, with the email subject as the file name. 


About the author

J. Carlton Collins (carlton@ asaresearch.com) is a technology consultant, a CPE instructor, and a JofA contributing editor. Note: Instructions for Microsoft Office in “Technology Q&A” refer to the 2013, 2010, and 2007 versions, unless otherwise specified.

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