Save Time by Creating Outlook Items Directly from Your Clipboard

Dave LeClair 10-12-2015

If you send a lot of emails with Outlook How to Blast Through Your Emails in Microsoft Outlook Don't let your emails monopolize your day, use these Outlook tips to take back control of your Inbox. Read More , you can speed up your email creation in a huge way by trimming down your workflow How to Improve Your Workflow with KDE Dashboard & Widgets The KDE dashboard features a collection of widgets that you can use to improve your workflow. Turn your Linux desktop into a productivity behemoth with these tips and tricks. Read More with this one little trick that we’re going to show you today.


If you’re working on something in Word, for example, and you want to send a bit of the document in question to a coworker to make sure they like it, you can actually create an item in Outlook right from the clipboard 5 Tips to Manage Your Windows Clipboard Like a Pro Better known as Copy & Paste, a tool for students to lift passages from Wikipedia, the Clipboard can save you loads of typing time. We'll show you how to use it like a pro. Read More . This means you can send a snippet of text from any document in just a couple of seconds.

Here’s what you need to know to make it happen!


To start, copy the text you want to send. It can be from Word, Notepad, or anywhere else in which you’d write text Text Editors vs. IDEs: Which One Is Better For Programmers? Choosing between an advanced IDE and a simpler text editor can be hard. We offer some insight to help you make that decision. Read More . From there, click the section in which you want to create the Outlook item. If you want to create a new email from the text, click Mail. If you want a new Calendar event, click Calendar.

Once you have the section open, just press CTRL-V. Outlook will create a new item from the pasted text. Sticking with the email example, the text will be pasted in the body, and you’ll just need to add the recipient and subject. It’s the quickest way to go from text to email if Outlook is your email app of choice!

Do you use Outlook? Know any other useful tricks for it? Hit the comments and let us know!

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  1. Anonymous
    December 10, 2015 at 10:10 pm

    Please provide instructions... This post doesn't say how to get from clipboard to email...