Clever Clogs tip # 683
3 December 2021

Best of 2021 - top 11 tips *

Every tradition has to begin somewhere. Mine started in 2015 when I introduced the "Best of... series", listing your favourite tips of the year.

So looking back at the 48 tips I wrote in 2021 I've made a list of those that seem to grab your attention. (Thanks for getting in touch!) Oh, and as I read the other day that a top 11 is more interesting than a top 10 I've sneaked in one more:

  1. Automatically start an application, such as Outlook : tip_638.php
  2. Make it easier to schedule a meeting with someone outside your organisation (Microsoft Outlook) : tip_647.php
  3. Transform your documents into interactive presentations, reports or newsletters (Word for Microsoft 365) : tip_653.php
  4. Ten ways to work faster using the Esc(ape) key on your keyboard : tip_657.php
  5. Colour-code appointments and meetings by words in the title (Microsoft Outlook) : tip_660.php
  6. Attach a copy or a PDF version of an active document to an email message (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) : tip_661.php
  7. Make your text cursor easier to spot in Word and Outlook : tip_668.php
  8. How to make sure hidden rows and columns are not copied (Microsoft Excel) : tip_676.php
  9. Use Outlook's predefined filters to find that needle in a haystack : tip_677.php
  10. Listen to Hazel, George or Susan stumble over mistakes in your draft email or document (Outlook and Word 365) : tip_678.php
  11. Increase your chance to recall your email message (Microsoft Outlook) : tip_681.php

Oh, and don't forget to check out tip 489 before you're off on your Christmas break; it contains 5 tips to prevent email overload upon your return from a break.

Wishing you a relaxing holiday season. I'll be back in your inbox in 2022. In the meantime, I'll continue to post a shortcut of the week on my home page as well as the occasional shortcut, hint or tip on LinkedIn; follow #CleverClogsTipTime. Remember, you don't know what you don't know! Stay curious!!

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  1. Best of 2020 - top 10 tips - tip_634.php
  2. Best of 2019 - top 10 tips - tip_591.php
  3. Best of 2018 - top 10 tips - tip_559.php
  4. Best of 2017 - top 10 tips - tip_529.php
  5. Best of 2016 - top 10 tips - tip_502.php
  6. Best of 2015 - top 10 tips - tip_470.php

* Unless stated otherwise this tip is written for Microsoft 365 desktop apps and Windows 10 users, but might also be useful in Office 2010, 2013 and 2016.