Tag Archive for categories

Tip 1096: Hide Events on your Outlook Calendar

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This request came from an Outlook user: Ideally, I would like to be able to right click an event and have an option to "hide this event" from my view. I haven't been able to figure out a way to create a custom view that hides the events I don't want to see without hiding…

Backing Up Microsoft Outlook's Master Categories list

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So, you like using Categories and need to merge your master category list with the list on another computer? You can backup and restore the entire category list (instructions at Outlook Categories) but this overwrites your existing categories, which isn't good if you are trying to merge your list with the existing one. Not to…

Tip 864: Send email to a Contact category

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When you assign categories to Contacts you can send an email message to everyone in the category. To do this in Microsoft Outlook 2010 or Outlook 2013, begin by grouping by category then select the category and click the Email button on the Home ribbon's Communicate section. This will open a new email message addressed…

Tip 552: Outlook 2007 Categories

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Outlook 2007’s category picker leaves a lot to be desired for people who make heavy use of categories and prefer typing categories in the category field text box. For Contacts, click the All Fields button. Categories is under the Frequently Used fields and you can type in the value column. (Most fields are editable in…

Tip 201: Add Addresses to a Distribution List

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Do you want to make a Distribution list using a list of addresses found in another file? While the recommended method is to import the addresses to contacts and assign categories so you have an easy to manage dynamic DL, you can easily copy and paste the addresses into a DL form. The addresses need…

Tip 124: Master Category List

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Outlook doesn't have import/export Master Category feature so you can easily share custom categories with others, other than by exporting the registry and overwriting the registry entry on the other computers. However, it's not necessary to export the master category list and import it on everyone's computer, any category used on an Outlook item but…