Reboot Your Skills - Automation Starter - Build an Automation for Yourself - Out of Office Bot

Now that you’ve built an automation on your own, we’re curious about how the experience was for you.

Did we offer enough support? What would you add to your automation?

Hello, I am having trouble downloading the solution files from UiPath Academy. When downloading, it says I do not have permission to download the file.
I tried to download from both Edge and Chrome but still have the error.

Files I am trying to download:

Download error message:
Download error from Uipath Academy

Hi @Melissa seems to be a problem with your computer settings. Make sure you have rights to download in the indicated folder.

Hello everyone! Please do not forget about the last session of Live Office Hours happening today! Register for your own time zone and let us know any issues you are facing with your automations or simply how you are doing on your automation journey in the program so far :slightly_smiling_face:. See sessions below:

@Melissa @Pooja_Suchithran I’m sorry you cannot download the solutions. We’re investigating why it’s happening. In the meantime, you can download the solution projects from this post.
Building an Out of Office Automation – Gmail - Solution (653.3 KB)
Building an Out of Office Automation – Microsoft Outlook - Solution (462.2 KB)

The problem was fixed.

My outlook worked fine with yesterday’s project, but isn’t allowing me to use any of the App & Web Automation activities (i.e., Click). The video said to update your packages, but all my packages say they’re up to date and I can’t figure out which one isn’t working.

(On the video at minute 5:22 the Indicate in Outlook element)

Any ideas?

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I was finally able to get it to work by installing another office package and using the desktop Outlook App, instead of the Outlook 365 activity

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Hi @S.Robertson! Happy to read you are resourceful!

Indeed the “Indicate in Outlook” option is only available inside the Outlook desktop resource (and all the other Office Desktop apps). To automate the UI of Outlook365, you’d have to open the mailbox in a browser, and then use the Browser resource instead of the Outlook 365 resource.

Yes, good support for learning.

cleaning the typing fields did not work with the activity, how can I clear those fields before typing?
In gmail settings.

Hi @Hugo_Thorschmidt! The “Type Into” activity has a property on the card called “Empty field before typing” By default it’s set to single line, just open the dropdown and select Multi line.


I just created the BOT on my Office outlook for my upcoming planned leaves. It worked well.
I am going to use in the future. Good to see every task automating

Struggled at first to download studiox because I am working on a mac, but I am good now and loving UiPath

Team I posted a question for help with an activity missing. (Modify Date) without which I cannot proceed any further. I appreciate any advice on this.

Hi there, I felt the videos were so small I could not see what was going on. Is there a way to make them larger or somewhere else I can view them. Also, I had my earbuds plugged in but not audio. Is there a specific button for audio. I found the course very frustrating being so small.

One course/training I am most interested in is using an Excel spreadsheet w/data to auto fill a PDF form. Can someone suggest the best course for this?

Thank you. M.H.