Outlook 2010 – Make All Email Accounts Go to Main Inbox (with video)

By Default, Outlook 2010 creates separate Inboxes for each of your email accounts. The question of how to fix this comes up a lot in my training sessions, so I created this video that I hope will ease your frustrations and save you some time…every second needs to count.

The first part of the video shows you what to do if you’ve already created the email POP account in Outlook. Toward the end of the video (1:48), I show you how to set up the POP email account the way you want it in the first place.

NOTE: Instructions don’t work for IMAP accounts. This might be an issue for you if you need to synchronize email across multiple machines. Also note that if you try to use a rule to move the email to a .pst folder, you’ll be removing it from IMAP.

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How to Email Calendar Dates from Outlook 2010 for Others to View (with video)

People on the same Microsoft Exchange Server can view each other’s calendars. If you’re not that fortunate and you need to schedule a meeting with an individual or group, here’s an option for you.
Pick possible meeting days on your calendar and send a miniature version of it to the coordinator. (This command works the same in earlier versions of Outlook.)

Note: A free online option for scheduling group meetings is at www.MeetingWizard.com.

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How to Make All Outlook 2010 Emails Come Into One (Your Main) Inbox (video)

By Default, Outlook 2010 is set up to create separate Inboxes for each of your email accounts. The question of how to fix this comes up a lot in my training sessions, so I created this video that I hope will ease your frustrations and save you some time…every second needs to count.

The first part of the video shows you what to do if you’ve already created the email account in Outlook (instructions only work for POP email accounts, not IMAP). At the end of the video, I show you how to set up the email account the way you want it in the first place. If you don’t see the Change Folder option as indicated in the video, see the note below.

NOTE: Instructions don’t work for IMAP accounts. This might be an issue for you if you need to synchronize email across multiple machines. Also note that if you try to use a rule to move the email to a .pst folder, you’ll be removing it from IMAP.

The Easiest Way I Have Found to Quickly Delete Lots of Facebook Friends (video)

When I first joined Facebook, I accepted way too many “friends” on my personal page. I didn’t know the people! All that’s changed, and on my personal page, I now only accept people I actually know. Everyone else should connect with me on my business page, DigitalBreakthroughs.

Once I changed my policy, I wanted to rid my page of all the people I didn’t know, but Facebook (at this writing) does not make it easy. I tried various ways to do this as quickly as possible, and this video demos what I ended up with. I hope it helps.

If you’ve found a better, faster way, please leave a comment below.

 

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Get Rid of Paragraph Marks After Pasting Text in a Word Document (video)

Paragraph marks in a Word document after pastingWhen you copy and paste text from a PDF or some other technology into a Word document, you sometimes end up with way too many paragraphs…at the end of every line of text. This video shows you a quick way to clean that up instead of deleting the paragraph marks line by line.

This is one of those things I take for granted that everybody knows. Then I saw someone deleting these paragraph marks one line at a time. If you find yourself inside a Microsoft Office document and wondering if there’s a better way to get something done, there probably is.

Here’s a much quicker way to clean up your document.

 

 

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Do-It-Yourself Photo Shoot Begins with Video

Have you wanted great action shots and took a ton of photos and still didn’t get exactly what you wanted? Try video instead, and set up a do-it-yourself photo shoot. With my iPhone and tripod, I was set. I looked at frames from the video and created high res photos. With frames, you can capture just the right move.

The first time I created the video, I opened the video in RealPlayer, and clicked Trim. I clicked on each frame using the right arrow key on my keyboard. When I saw something I liked, I held my mouse over the video, and clicked Save Picture. However, I didn’t like the quality of the pictures, so instead of saving the pictures in RealPlayer, I did regular screen captures. I inserted the pictures onto a PowerPoint slide, cropped them, and created high res output using ImageExport (I have a video series here with more information.

After I had all the pictures I wanted, I uploaded them to Animoto.com to snazzy up the photos and turn them into a video (I paid $6 to download that video as high res). Then I opened the MP4 video in Sony Vegas Studio 11 to trim off the Animoto logo at the end and add my Subscribe video at the end. After that, I rendered to the MP4, HD video format.

After I uploaded the video to YouTube, I created a spotlight annotation on the Subscribe button that links to my YouTube Subscribe page. This was fun!

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Will Productivity in the Workplace Take a Dip as a Result of the London 2012 Olympic Games? It Depends.

Productivity in the workplace during the Olympics 2012Productivity in the workplace is expected to take a dip during the next two weeks, but some employees will handle it better than others.

Sporting News recently reported that heavy sports enthusiasts spend on average over 31 hours a week following sports. These same people will probably completely shut down the next two weeks to follow the Olympics. Others will do what needs to be done…it all depends on the type of worker they normally are.

Slackers will use this as an excuse to do less work. If they’re wasting time instead of working now, they’ll just do more of it these few weeks.

On the other hand, conscientious employees will continue to meet goals, beat deadlines, and service the customer.

If you’re the boss and are going to require less of them during this craze, you should have required more from them before it heated up.

PEACE.