Join Gini von Courter for an in-depth discussion in this video Entering natural-language dates, part of Outlook 2013: Tips, Tricks, and Shortcuts.
…Natural language dates are probably my favorite time saver in Outlook.…They've been with us for every version since Outlook 98,…but most people don't know they're there or don't remember.…If I want to be able to enter a date, I can type.…A date, or I can click the date picker and…any date field, but I can also type a natural date.…For example, I can say tomorrow and Outlook knows that tomorrow is the 30th or…I could say next friday, and…I don't have to look at the calendar because Outlook knows.…
I can say this friday.…Or this Sat for Saturday, Fri for Friday.…All the abbreviations, they work just fine.…How about today, or two weeks from today, just two weeks is two weeks from today.…Notice that it's advanced to June 12th.…Now watch, if I say two weeks again.…Now, it's June 26th, it moved it two more weeks after the current date,…four weeks and I'm at the end of July.…What else can I say?…I can say yesterday.…
Third monday M-O-N or M-O-N-D-A-Y, either one.…In August.…And then I can use any date that…doesn't move that's based on the Gregorian calendar, rather than the Lunar calendar.…
AuthorGini von Courter
- Finding a contact in seconds flat
- Reusing text with Quick Parts
- Color-coding emails
- Making use of favorites
- Speed-reading email
- Dealing with junk mail
- Sharing your calendar via email
- Including screenshots
- Changing task start and due dates
- Cloning appointments
- Linking contacts
- Setting up an out-of-office message
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Top Ten Power Shortcuts
2. Organizing Your Inbox
3. Managing Incoming Messages
4. Creating Emails and Replying to Them
5. Creating Special-Use Emails
6. Staying on Task
7. Tips for Calendars, Meetings, and Appointments
8. Working with Contacts
9. Miscellaneous Tips and Tricks
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