Tame your computer - clever colour coding

In her regular series for Cambridge Network members - now in its 15th year - software training expert Karen Roem offers handy tips to help you 'Tame your computer'. This week she describes how to colour-code appointments and meetings by words in the title (Microsoft Outlook).

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This week’s tip is inspired by Steve Clayton, Chief Storyteller at Microsoft, who last week wrote on LinkedIn about “energy management”. (Read more about it here. )

He mentioned he uses conditional formatting in his Outlook calendar, so that his calendar visually conveys how his day or work week looks.

Well, I use conditional formatting in my inbox (and in Excel ;) but I had never thought of applying it to my calendar, using categories instead. So I had a go, and love it! As soon as I type my magic word (off, webinar, prep) or number (1:1) the colour changes. Thanks for the inspiration, Steve!

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* Unless stated otherwise this tip is written for Microsoft 365 desktop apps and Windows 10 users.

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28 June 2021

Karen Roem offers software training and support through her company Roem Ltd.  Contact her by email (Karen@roem.co.uk) or visit her website at www.roem.co.uk


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