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How to set an Outlook away message?


Here’s a question we got the other day: I am going for a 6 months paid leave time from work in a couple of weeks and was wondering how could i set an auto-responder on Outlook letting people know that i will be away for some time and pointing them to the relevant people to […]

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How to insert a Visio drawing into a Powerpoint pptx file?


When working on a PowerPoint presentation you are sometimes required to embed diagrams (for example organization charts, network architectures) which you have created using Microsoft Visio. Adding a diagram to a presentation is not complicated, and can be achieved using a few simple steps: Open your .ppt or .pptx file and insert a new slide […]

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How can I clone an Outlook meeting invite?


Derek sent us the following question: From time to time I would to just copy one existing appointment or meeting request in Outlook, so I don’t need to re-create it manually. This is specially handy for one-off meetings with 10-20 attendees. The thing is that I can’t find the copy/paste actions when right clicking a […]

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How to display public or national holidays in your Outlook calendar?


One of the key things you might want to be aware when working with people from other countries is their public holiday calendar. Being aware of other people holidays is helpful in two aspects: from the planning perspective, it allows you to work out realistic timetables and from the social perspective, it helps you to […]

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How to know your document character count in Word 2010 and 2013?


Here’s an email we got from one reader today: I am doing my Bsc in History and English. Usually, lecturers pose limits on a length on an essay by defining a maximum number of words. This semester we have a lecturer, who is very particular about limiting the number of characters in an essay we […]

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