Two Real Time Savers with Outlook 2016

I’ve been using Office 2016 now for quite awhile, and nearly every day I find myself nodding my head in agreement with two new features in Outlook 2016 that are real time savers for me:

  • Outlook automatically detects if I was supposed to attach a file to the email, but clicked Send without doing so. It then prompts me with a nice reminder. That has saved me multiple times from sending an email without the attachment!
  • Then, when I go to attach a file, Outlook now presents me with a list of recent files that I have accessed or created. No more drilling down through directories for the PDF file I just created and wish to attach. This is a huge time saver for me.

Here are screen shots of these features in action:

Step 1: Create an email and make a reference to an attachment, like this:

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Step 2: Click Send without attaching a file, and you’ll get the following notification window:

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Step 3: Click on Insert –> Attach File and Outlook will display a list of recent files:

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