OK, I’ve been bad. Let my blog –
– wither and dry up. I got a new job about a year ago which means I’m now less hands-on with technology (ie. am now dispensable middle-management overhead), and that’s certainly not helped.
Anyway, New Year’s resolution is to try to keep it up to date a bit more, with tips & tricks, snippets of interesting news and maybe the odd essay on stuff that I think might be important.
Making lines in Word & Outlook
Today’s tip is something I came across by accident and use all the time. Since modern versions of Outlook use Word under the covers as their editor, it applies all through the program. It’s a way to create "Border Lines" quickly.
My favourite use for it is when you’re updating a meeting in the calendar and you want to give the attendees a short explanation of why you’re moving the time, changing the agenda etc. Best place to do that is right at the top of the body text, and a nice line between the original and what’s new provides clear separation.
The tip is – if you type three dashes "—" and press Enter, the Word engine replaces the dashes with a horizonal line that spans the width of the document/appointment/email. Example:
Some more wisdom
… hit enter at the dashes and it becomes