Join Gini von Courter for an in-depth discussion in this video Viewing Outlook in multiple windows, part of Outlook 2013: Tips, Tricks, and Shortcuts.
This is a tip I use all the time. When people write to me and ask me if I'm available on a particular day or when we could have a conversation. I need to go look at my calendar. Maybe I have a request for some meeting time in September. Do I have a few training dates available? So, I switch over to my calendar. And I swing forward to September. Then I go back to my inbox, and I read the email again. And I go back my calendar and notice that it snaps back to May, and I have to go to September again.
In order to avoid this, the easiest thing to do is simply to have two windows open. While I'm in my inbox and I'm reading my email saying, okay I need to provide some information. Rather than going to the calendar, I'm going to right click on the calendar and choose Open in New Window. Now I have a full-size calendar, and when I go to September in my calendar, it will stay there. I can Alt+tab back to my inbox. Alt+tab, or use the buttons on the task bar to be able to switch back and forth.
Notice when I return to my calendar, because it's in a separate window, it doesn't go back to the current date, it stays right where I left it. And I can do the same thing with my task list. With my people, calendar, inbox. Any of these can be opened in a tab of their own. If you have two monitors connected to your computer, this is particularly grand. You can keep either your calendar or your inbox open all day on that second monitor, and then, open the other in a new window whenever you need it
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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