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Outlook Web App Tips

I was working away from my office the other day and used the Microsoft Office Web App (OWA) in place of my laptop, which was left back at the office. With an Internet connection, I could get to my work email in Outlook and use calendering and Office tools like Word and Excel.

Sometimes the app version isn’t as robust as the desktop version. I found two things that work very differently in OWA vs. on my PC.

Folders

I find it really handy to file emails for future reference in folders by topic, project or sender. The folder structure on the desktop client is different than the OWA.Here’s a snapshot of the Outlook folders on my PC:

Outlook_Desktop.png


In OWA, it appears you would double click the Inbox folder to get to your sub-folders, but that is not the way to get there.  

OWA_outlook.png

Instead, click on More and your sub-folders appear.

OWA_subfolder.png

 

Email signature

If you've set an email signature on your computer (here’s how to), it doesn’t translate over to the OWA, so you have to set it up there, too.Here's how to set up an email signature in your OWA.

There’s an extra step if you want to add an image to your email signature. First, the image needs to be hosted online (not pasted in from your computer). Go here to get the NDSU email signature graphic online. Right click Copy and then head back over to the Web app to paste in.  

Sonja Fuchs, Web Technology Specialist, (701) 231-6403

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