HOWTO: Outlook – Decline meeting but keep on calendar

When someone sends you a meeting request, you have three main options: accept, tentative or decline. Additionally (and if this option was not unchecked by the sender), you can propose a new time.   Accepting the invite means it will appear in your calendar. Selecting the option ‘tentative’ means it will also appear, but it … 

 

5 effectieve tips om je computer te versnellen

Zowat elke nieuwe computer is performant en voert meteen uit wat je vraagt. Maar al na een aantal maanden kan de computer trager worden en met de jaren gaat het alleen maar trager. Programma’s duren lang om te openen, websites laden traag, je computer opstarten duurt erg lang en ook de Windows updates lijken een … 

 

Add a watermark overlay in Excel

Excel is a powerful tool with a great deal of features. However, it does not include a feature to add a watermark to an Excel sheet. For example, if a document is in draft mode, you may want to indicate this status by adding a watermark to the Excel sheet. While you could insert an … 

 

Check Disk Quota on Office 365

Microsoft Office 365 is an online collaboration suite that is very similar to Microsoft Office, but it’s entirely hosted in the cloud. However, even if your mailbox or documents are now in the cloud, there is a disk quota. So once you go over this quota, you will no longer be able to send or … 

 

Microsoft Excel: Highlight the current row and column

Microsoft Exel is a powerful tool to handle tons of data. But often, I see people make mistakes because they switch between rows. These kind of mistakes occur because Excel does not highlight the row of the active cell. The cell that is selected is being indicated, but without real highlighting. Recently, I was looking for … 

 

Disable OneNote 2016 on startup (icon in tray)

Included in the Microsoft Office 2016 package is OneNote 2016, a tool to organise notes and thoughts. If you do not use OneNote 2016; it will still automatically start up the next time you boot your Windows device. To prevent OneNote 2016 from starting up the Send to OneNote Tool, you can disable this behaviour. To … 

 

Enable Edge-like smooth scroll in Google Chrome

Microsoft‘s Edge browser brings a ton of great features. It’s Microsoft’s brand new browser that was introduced together with their latest operating system, Windows 10. One of these features is smooth scrolling. This means that when you scroll (with a trackpad, a mouse or by touch), the page will smoothly advance. This gives a very natural … 

 

Keyboard Shortcut to Autocomplete E-mail/Username in Outlook

In 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 … 

 

Launch Word 2016 with new (blank) document

Opening Word 2016 (part of the Microsoft Office productivity suite) will show you the startup animation. Then, you are presented with a bunch of templates to start with. This can be handy, if you are looking for a good foundation to start a document with. But this behaviour can also be annoying. Personally, I mostly …