Changing Your Outlook Default Settings

Tech Training Video

Program and Platform:

Microsoft Outlook for Windows

Featured Features:

  • Formatting Settings
  • Spellcheck Before Sending
  • Inbox Organization

How-To Tech Description:

Make Outlook work for you. We’ll offer recommended changes for your Outlook default settings and explain why you should make them. Improve your legal work by learning to access and customize Outlook’s interface; install your preferred formatting and organization; and change Outlook’s default settings for email, calendar, contacts, and tasks. In this lesson, you’ll discover many amazing and useful Outlook features which most users don't even know are there! Download the handout for this lesson.




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Slide6-Mar-01-2022-12-22-09-30-AMAbout Barron K. Henley

Barron K. Henley, Esq. is one of the founding partners of Affinity Consulting Group, a legal technology consulting firm focused on automating and streamlining law firms and legal departments. He earned his B.S./B.A. (marketing and economics) and J.D. from The Ohio State University and is a member of the American, Ohio and Columbus Bar Associations, and the Worthington Estate Planning Council. He is a Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management, a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, a member of Ohio Supreme Court Commission on Technology and the Courts, and a member of both the ABA Law Practice Management and the Real Property Trust and Estate Law (“RPTE”) Sections. Barron heads Affinity’s document assembly/automation and software training departments. Finally, Barron teaches continuing legal education (CLE) classes throughout the U.S. and Canada covering a wide variety of topics related to law practice management, technology and ethics.


Slide5-Mar-01-2022-12-23-56-35-AMAbout Ivy B. Grey

Ivy B. Grey is the Chief Strategy & Growth Officer for WordRake. Before joining the WordRake team, she practiced bankruptcy law for ten years. During her decade of legal practice, Ivy was named a Rising Star in the New York Metro Area for five consecutive years, and her significant representations included American Airlines, Columbia House, Kodak, and Dewey & LeBoeuf.

Since joining the legal tech world, Ivy has become known for her work on technology competence, ethics, and innovation. She has a unique blend of skills and an outstanding ability to synthesize technical, business, and legal information into practical advice and actionable plans. In 2020, Ivy was recognized as an Influential Woman in Legal Tech by ILTA. She has also been recognized as a Fastcase 50 Honoree and included in the Women of Legal Tech list by the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center.