Keyboard Shortcut to Autocomplete E-mail/Username in Outlook

Office 2016In a business/office environment, the Microsoft Office suite is a popular productivity set to manage e-mail, craft documents or create presentations. Especially Outlook is my personal favourite, since it offer a rich set of tools to manage e-mail, calendar and my address book.

When using a directory that contains a great number of entries, for example in a large organisation where it’s hard to know everyone by name, an auto-complete function is a missing feature. If you type the name of the addressee which you used before, Outlook will suggest matching contacts.

However, in a large organisation, you often get in touch with new people (some having a rather hard name to spell). A repeating task is to manually go to the directory and look up that person.

The easier method is entering the partial name of that person and pressing CTRL + K. This shortcut will, based on your input, look up a matching user in the directory and automatically complete the entry. Not only does this save a lot of time, it will also guarantee it is a valid e-mail address.

This little (but extremely time-saving!) trick should work on all version of Outlook (Microsoft Outlook 2016, Outlook 2010 and Outlook 2007).


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