Enabling AutoComplete feature in Microsoft® Outlook® 2007
Read on to know more about the AutoComplete feature in Microsoft Outlook 2007.
MS Outlook is a personal data manager launched by Microsoft. It is a fact that working with Outlook 2007 is really interesting as the features included are of superior quality. Outlook 2007 improves the productivity of the user by maintaining a record the most recently used e-mail addresses entered in the fields like TO:, CC:, and BCC: when messages are sent. This cache is stored in an AutoComplete file with the extension .NK2 located in the user’s profile and it can prove useful in the future operations. The AutoComplete cache can also be used as an address book and this move can increase the productivity feature of Outlook. There are some third party applications that can parse the .NK2 file and present its contents in an interface through which users can administer their AutoComplete file. There are different management tools used as Outlook 2007 AutoComplete feature and two such examples are Ingressor and NK2View.
Following are the features, benefits, and ways to enable AutoComplete feature in Microsoft Outlook 2007:
- Way to enable
The AutoComplete feature in Outlook manager remembers the e-mail addresses one has already written to, but other options contained within are less commonly known and this storage is the main feature of AutoComplete in Microsoft Outlook 2007. The AutoComplete feature can display the possible count of the addresses when the user is inputting the address and thus the user can select the right one from the display, if the address is formerly used.
The user is highly benefited with the AutoComplete feature as it is not necessary to remember or by heart the mail addresses each time. A lot of time is saved by virtue of this automatic updating and storage of used e-mail addresses. The confusions, regarding the e-mail addresses can be avoided by this feature. Thus, altogether it is a valuable application to have in the manager systems.
First you need to open the Microsoft Outlook 2007 program and scroll to the top control panel and click on 'Tools'. Now click on 'Options' in the drop down list and click on 'Preferences'. Then click on 'Email Options' under the 'Email' header. Now hit the 'Advanced E-mail Options' tab. To conclude with this procedure click on the checkbox next to 'Suggest names while completing To, Cc and Bcc fields'. This shall put a checkmark in the box and click 'OK' to enable the AutoComplete feature.
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