Notes in Outlook are much more than a Digital Scratch pad

In this article we explore an array of activities where Notes can prove handy in Ms Outlook

Notes in Outlook are much more than a Digital Scratch pad

For those of you who are still unaware of what Notes are in MS Outlook, here is a detailed description. Notes in Outlook are a modern alternative for the traditional sticky paper notes used to jot down important events, reminders, ideas, queries and what not for a quick accessibility whenever required in our day to day lives. Basically, nearly text element that you want to save as information on the screen while working on MS Outlook can be achieved with an Outlook Note. Outlook Notes are way more advanced than a Digital Scratch Pad in terms of technology as well as accessibility directly on the desktop. Read on to know in depth about the Outlook Notes and how to add them with ease on your Desktop.

We have already discussed how to create a note in Outlook in one of our earlier articles. In case, you still want a short reminder, then the method is extremely simple. Just Press CTRL SHIFT N to compose a new Outlook Note and type in the text that you wish to save as a Note and you are done. It is that simple and whenever you wish to read or modify a Note, you just need to Press CTRL 5 or select the Three Dots Sign that comes in the Navigation Bar and select the Notes Option. After that pick the desired Note and double click to open and read it.

Create Shortcut to Notes from Desktop

Needless to say that, items present on our desktop are the ones that we use often on a daily basis. Just like we stick the sticky notes on places that are most frequently seen, it would be a better idea to bring the Outlook Notes on the Desktop that is the most frequently seen place on a system. Adding Notes on your Desktop is an utmost easy procedure that helps you access them quickly whenever required. In order to create a Desktop Shortcut for an Outlook Note, you need to first do a Right Click on the Desktop and select the New Option and then pick the Shortcut Option. After this, just Mention Location of the Item Box and Type the Path: “C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office11\OUTLOOK.EXE” /c ipm.stickynote. This method will work fine on Outlook 2010 and 2013. However, if you work on Outlook 2007 or other older versions, then you will need to browse to Outlook.exe file and after that add the /c ipm.stickynote towards the end of the Desktop Shortcut.

As a conclusion it can be stated that Notes in Outlook are much more than a Digital Scratch Pad, as it has more features and faster accessibility. Not only are the Outlook Notes easier to create and modify but also adding them to the main desktop of your computer or system is also just like a child’s play. We assume using the above mentioned method, the first thing you will do next time you work on Outlook will be to add a Desktop Shortcut for your important Outlook Notes.

If your Outlook application crashes due to a PST error, your Notes too can be compromised

A PST error related Outlook crash can not only compromise your emails but take your Notes away. The best way to handle such a situation involves calling in a PST recovery tool like DataNumen Outlook Repair application to bring back your compromised data. It can bring back all your Notes in a jiffy besides emails and contacts. Moreover the tool can be safely used to recover emails and other data elements that you may have deleted by mistake.

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