How to Insert Table Into an Outlook Email?

In my previous blog I talked about the new features in Outlook. One of the features is the ability to Insert a table Into an Outlook Email. Let’s see how we can do this?

The Steps

  1. Click on “New Message”.
  2. Activate the Message tab. Screen Shot 2018-03-17 at 9.13.56 PM
  3. Click on Table
  4. Select the Rows/Columns that you need Screen Shot 2018-03-17 at 9.14.08 PM
  5. And then click on “Insert Table”




New Features in Outlook for Office 365

Outlook has come up with some new features. Now you can Insert a table directly Into Outlook rather than copying tables from Word or Excel. If your Office has locations in different time zones, you can add a 2nd timezone to your Outlook Calendar. And finally if you are travelling across timezones, Outlook would automatically adjust your Meetings to the new time zone.

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Importing an ics file to Outlook 2016 Mac

An ics file is what you would use to Import events to a calendar. So, Incase you are registering for an event, the event organizers would ask you to download an ics file that you could Import to your calendar. Once you do that, the calendar would then list the event that you are attending along with the time and location.

In case you happen to use the Mac version of Outlook 2016, here are the steps on how to Import an ics file.

  1. Make sure you have the ics file with you.Screen Shot 2018-02-20 at 6.22.57 PM.png
  2. Open Outlook Screen Shot 2018-02-20 at 6.24.36 PM
  3. Click on the highlighted Icon above. This should open up the calendar. Screen Shot 2018-02-20 at 6.32.31 PM.png
  4. Now drag and drop the ics file to the calendar.Outlook.png

So here you go! You have now Imported an ics file to your Outlook Calendar 🙂



Setting up Timezone in Outlook Web App

Outlook Web App is the Online Version of the Outlook Client. This obviously runs in the browser of choice. New or fairly new users of Office 365 might receive notifications Informing them that the Timezone has not been set in Outlook. This notification comes in a regular basis and it might get annoying. So, before this gets Into your nerves, here is how one would set up their Timezone in the Outlook Web App. 🙂

The How?

You would have to go to this link and then select your Timezone and format.

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Outlook Keyword Search

Outlook is a mail client from Microsoft. As any other mail client it helps you Integrate all your mail accounts to one place so that you can access your emails without having to move around.

There are often times when you need to search for an email or a set of emails from the past. The obvious way to go about this is to search for some words or keywords that you think might have been in the content of the email. If it is a single word, one could just type that word in the search bar and search for it. But, if your search contains more than one word and you think that the words go together then you definitely need to put them under double quotes. This is done so that Outlook knows that it needs to match the whole set in order to qualify for a successful search result.

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If the words are not in double quotes, Outlook might come to a conclusion that the words need not be together and it would search for them separately. For Instance if you are searching for two words and an email contains those two words but in different places, Outlook would list that in the search result.

So, the next time you are searching for something in Outlook and especially if you are trying to search for words that belong together, do not forget to “put them under   quotes” !!


Re-Enabling Outlook 2016 Add-ins

Add-ins in Outlook help the end user to connect to different applications of Interest. Those applications might be a plugin for a CRM tool or anything that would help in Improving the productivity of an end user.

There may be times when Outlook has too many add-ins which consequently might cause it to crash or run slowly. The email client has an inbuilt mechanism to disable add-ins that are possibly causing the crash. This would be the done automatically without the permission or approval from the user.

The next time you would open Outlook, you might find that some of the add-ins that you see everyday are apparently missing! Now there is no reason to panic, fortunately there is an easy way to bring them back to life and I will show you how!


  1. Click on the File Menu located in the top left hand corner. Screenshot (1).png
  2. Click on the Info tab on the left and scroll down.

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3. Scroll down and click on Slow and Disabled COM Add-ins. Screenshot (2).png

4. Click on the Add-in that you want to enable. Screenshot (4).png


And now you have brought your add-in back to life 🙂 !