Tuesday, May 28, 2013

How To Print A Calendar In Outlook Starting With Sunday

By default, Microsoft Outlook displays Monday as the first day of the week on the calendar.  You can custom set this option and can make Outlook print Sunday as the first day, by disabling the Outlook setting that compresses weekend days and leaves them at the end of week view. Follow the instructions mentioned below to print the calendar in Outlook starting with Sunday with ease.

Outlook setting instructions to print a calendar in Outlook starting with Sunday

Open Microsoft Outlook. To launch the application, click on the desktop shortcut link that reads Microsoft Outlook. You may also launch the application by clicking the taskbar plug- in. Alternatively, you can launch the application from the Start menu. To do this first launch the Start menu. Click the windows shortcut icon on the home screen or the shortcut key on the keyboard to launch the Start menu.  From the Start menu, select the label that reads All Programs. The All Programs window will list down the applications and programs installed. From the All Programs menu, select the label that reads Microsoft Outlook.
Navigate to the Calendar tab. You will find the Calendar tab on the lower left corner of the Outlook home window.
Scroll down the Calendar tab and select the label that reads Month. Clicking the Month option will allow you to view a single calendar month at a time.
Right click in the Calendar window. Make sure that you do not click any labels. From the right click dropdown, select the label that reads contextual. From the contextual sub menu, select the label that reads Other Settings.
Remove the tick mark in the box next to the label that reads Compress weekend days. Hit OK after you have saved the changes. The calendar will now display Sunday as the first day of the week.
Click on the label that reads File placed on top of the menu bar. From the File dropdown, select the label that reads Print. Select your desired printing options and hit the OK.
Follow the Outlook setting tips briefed above to print a calendar in Outlook starting with Sunday. For more support and assistance on the same, drop into our tech blogs and forums. If you come across any issues on setting up the calendar follow the instruction briefed above. 

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

How To Set Up An Email Account In Windows 8

Communication by means of email messages is gaining much importance these days as compared to earlier decades. Furthermore, it provides greater flexibility when compared to other mediums of communication. Microsoft has provided email support in all versions of its operating system. In the new version Windows 8, an integrated email support has been provided.

With the new Metro Interface, it is easy for you to manage the messaging facility. However, the Metro interface Start screen in Windows 8 has its own disadvantages as well. You can switch to the Windows Live mail in case you do not need to use the integrated email support in Windows 8 OS.

Configuring Email using Windows 8 support utility

  • Create an account with the Windows Live ID. After opening the account, log in to Windows. Launch the Windows Metro interface screen and choose the Mail icon.
  • The screen displays three panes. The left pane displays the accounts and the right pane shows the Hotmail calendar including the alert messages. You can see the messages in the centre pane. Add a new account using the Settings charm. Use your finger and move the cursor to the top right of the screen. Alternatively, press the Windows key along with C. Select Settings and again choose Accounts.
  • The screen will show up a new pane. You need to tap ‘Add an account and type in the needed details of your new account’.
  • Now, choose the type of account you need. Enter by typing the email address and password of the account. Now, select Connect. If needed, you can start this process again to add multiple accounts. To delete an email account, wait for the Delete button after you tap and hold the icon.

Limited email accounts in Windows 8 OS

You can choose the App preview; however, with limited functions, it works with Gmail, Hotmail and Exchange account only. Moreover, it is not clearly stated if you could add other types of email accounts rather than theses accounts. If you are using other types of email accounts, you may find it hard to move on with these three email clients. You can choose the Windows Live mail utility in the desktop view in case you need to use the POP accounts.

You can also visit the Windows 8 support website to implement successful configuration of emails in the Windows 8 operating system. Or else, you can seek the help of our chat utility to set up the email account.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Help For Fixing Email Issues Associated With MS Outlook

Microsoft Outlook 2003 is an efficient email client for Windows operating systems and comes bundled with Microsoft Office Suite 2003. Well, there are number of occasions when you find your Outlook program to be faulty and troublesome. One of the Microsoft problems associated with the Outlook program is problems in receiving emails. According to our tech support team, the key reason for this problem is your mail server may not be responding properly. Nevertheless, you can fix the issue in a matter of few minutes. Let us see how:

Troubleshooting Outlook Issues

To begin with, you need to click on the Windows “Start” menu located on the left side bottom corner of your computer screen and then click on the icon that is labeled by “Control Panel” from the list of Start menu options.
Now, in the Control Panel window, you need to first change the category view to “Large Icons.” After that, select the “Mail” option followed by “E-mail Accounts.” Click on “View or change existing e-mail accounts,” and select the “Next” button and then, double-click on your email account.
Next up, go through the information in the “Incoming mail server (POP3)” field, listed in the “Server Information” section.
Following which you need to click on the Windows “Start” button and enter the text “Command Prompt” into the search text field. Click on the option that reads Command Prompt. This will open up a new window on your computer screen.
Once you do that, you need to enter the following text without using quotation marks: “ping example.com” and hit the “Enter” key on your computer keyboard. Please note that you need to enter the actual name of your server in this section. Doing so will check if the server is responsive. If not, you will be notified that the server is down with an error message that reads, “Request timed out.”
You will have to wait until the server gets back to working properly. This might take about 24 hours if the mail server is currently undergoing maintenance.
Now, that’s it! By now, you must have successfully resolved the Microsoft problems related to MS Outlook and start receiving emails without any problem. If you still encounter any issues, please get in touch with our tech support team for further assistance on this.