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You can follow courses at all levels at Learnit Outlook. From the basic course Outlook to the Outlook Expert course. In all versions, from Outlook 2010 TM to Outlook 2016 and Office 365.


Print landscape pages using sections

The buzzing sound of printing printers is becoming less common. Documents are no longer printed but are mainly sent via e-mail or shared across platforms such as SharePoint. However, MS Word is still widely used to compose documents. Things like formatting, headers and automatically generating a table of contents are still favorite features of MS Word.

What is difficult is to include both portrait and landscape pages in one and the same document. Often it is an entire drive to print the landscape pages with a graph, for example, so that the chart fits. Printing this landscape page separately will display problems with page numbers.

The right way to solve this neatly and easily is to make use of sections. A document can be divided into multiple sections. For each section, various settings, such as a portrait or landscape page, can be set. Before inserting sections, it is useful to make the sections visible as well. By right-clicking the ' Status Bar ' (bottom bar, next to the word ' done '), the display of the sections can be turned on. Now it is visible in which section the cursor is.

Inserting sections goes through the Page Layout tab and then from the Page Setup group, the option "End markers". This option allows you to choose ' next page '. This option causes the section to always start on a new page. When the cursor is placed in this section, you can choose ' Landscape ' in page layout > ' orientation '. This section now has this orientation. Remember to place a stop marker at the end of this section so that the next section can be selected for a portrait orientation.

Word Training

Do you want to master the most basic possibilities of Word and make it easy to compose all kinds of documents? Then follow our training Word Basis. At the end of our two-day training you will understand how the interface works, you have learned what Word has to offer and you can easily put the most important functions of the program into practice.


Managing E-mail with Outlook

I regularly talk with participants about the increase in e-mail as a means of communication. A large part of the working time available goes to answering e-mail. One participant even indicated that she received so much e-mail during the day that she was doing her actual work at home in the evening. This may never have been the intention of email. E-mail is intended as support, not as a primary task. I don't think there is even one employee in his job description that email answering is the main task.

During conversations with my participants I always ask who receives a lot of e-mail. Then I ask if these many-receivers also always give equal answers. This is usually answered in the affirmative. If you have a question and you have the choice to ask several colleagues by e-mail, do you always mail to the one who gives the fastest answer? This way you create your own environment. I always advise you to handle your mailbox only at fixed times, for example around 10.00 and 15.00. Colleagues get used to this quickly and if it is really urgent, the phone is in use.

Also within OutlookThere are various resources available to manage the large amount of e-mail. Because Outlook uses MS word as an editor, it also works in Word: When you need to use the same text in e-mail regularly, an old e-mail is usually searched for and copied. A quicker way is to make use of the ' Quick Parts ' (Quickparts). When a new e-mail is created, the selected text can be saved from the ' Insert > Text > Quick Parts ' tab in the ' Gallery quick Parts '. When the text is needed, the text can be selected in the same way and pasted into the email. In addition to text only, all selected elements, such as images in the building block, can be included and inserted. This still saves the search for the e-mail with the necessary text.

Outlook Training

Do you want to master the most basic features of Outlook and organize your business in a clear and easy-to-understand environment? Then follow us the training Outlook Basis. At the end of our two-day training you will understand how the interface works, you have learned what Outlook has to offer and you can easily put the most important functions of the program into practice.


The 8 most convenient Office 2016 features

Microsoft Office, for many known as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook, has been completely revamped for the 2016 edition. As in every new version, a lot of changes have been made, and we like to put the 8 most convenient of these on a row.

1. Real-time co-authorship

Collaborating efficiently is one of the main objectives of Microsoft Office 2016. It will not surprise you that from this version you can work with different people simultaneously on the same document. While you are already reading the first paragraph in your Word document, your colleague can continue to write to the following paragraphs, without your work being overwritten by the other. The same goes for PowerPoint, but Word has a unique perk: Here you can even see each other in real-time typing.

2. Send larger files

Send your PowerPoint presentation of 300mb by mail? This is no longer a problem in the new Outlook. As soon as you add an Office 2016 product as an attachment to an email, it will be converted into a link where the recipient can easily download the file. The only condition for this is that the file is already synchronized with a OneDrive account or a SharePoint folder.

3. Smart Lookup

The Smart Lookup function ensures that you don't have to leave Word, Excel or PowerPoint when you want to look up the meaning of a word in your document. Simply select the word in question, right click and then select the option "Smart Lookup". The results you receive are generated by Bing and will be displayed in an "Insights" tab within your document.

4. One-click Forecasting

Excel-Ninjas will undoubtedly count this feature up to their favorites. In the chart section of Excel, you can now conjure up predictions with a simple mouse click. To this end, Microsoft uses the standard "Exponential Smoothing algorithm (ETS) to show effective reliable forecasts.

5. Skype Integration

As mentioned earlier, working together efficiently is very important in Office 2016 and that also proves the Skype integration in the various desktop apps. This allows you to start a Skype call within Word, Excel or PowerPoint, both with Instant messaging, voice calls and video calls. But you can also without leaving the document, share your screen via Skype.

6. Office groups in Outlook

This is perhaps the least discussed novelty of Office 2016, but therefore certainly not the least useful. Thanks to Office groups, it has been done once and for all with traditional distribution lists or cluttered mail conversations. You can now bring together the colleagues you collaborate with in one group, which has a shared Inbox, Calendar, File store, and even integrated OneNote notes.

7. New graphs

For those who are looking forward to the standard charts in Microsoft Office, there is good news. In fact, new chart types have been added that help you to visualize financial or hierarchical data better.

8. Better cross-device support

Finally Office 2016 also puts a big step forward in cross-device support of various programs. Create your Word document on your smartphone, update it on your tablet and add the finishing touch to your PC, all can be done easier than before.