I’m not a big user of the BCC field. This morning, however, is one of those rare occassions when I’m trying to use it, and I can’t find the damn thing!
I’m looking somewhat incredulously at my screen right now, and I’ve gone to the oh-so-helpful Microsoft Help, and I still can’t find it! I’m torn trying to figure out if this is my Mother’s non-techie genes interfering with my work today or my Dad’s intermittent memory gene. Either way, I’m stuck!
Here are the instructions from Microsoft for enabling the BCC field:
- In a message, click To .
- In the Type name or select from list box, type the name or click Advanced, and then click Find.
- In the Name list, click the name.
- Under Message Recipients, click Bcc.
- Click OK.
I got through step 3, but there is no “Message Recipients” anywhere on the damn screen!?!@#$#! Right click reveals nothing useful. Clicking the little bubble by the name reveals nothing. Nothing in the menus. Just nothing.
God damn it. Can’t do a BCC? What do I have to go back to elm? pine? What happened to “View BCC” on the menu?
OK – well, with the help of a colleague, we found the problem. On my machine, clicking “To” (as per the instructions) doesn’t open the “Select Names” dialog box. You have to *double click*. Minor distinction. But apparently important.
To all those readers (both of you) out there that thought I was technically inclined, know now that I am clearly not. Maybe my technical frustration today can bring a little smile to your morning.
I think I’ll go write an Outlook AddIn now which fixes the BCC problem.