Outlook 2003 Personal Trainer

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Outlook 2003, the latest personal information program from Microsoft Office, provides an integrated solution for managing email messages, schedules, tasks, notes, contacts, and other information. Thanks to a number of valuable upgrades, Outlook 2003 is better equipped than ever. Now you can improve the way you manage information, communicate with others, and organize your work—all from one place.To make absolutely certain that you know when and how to implement all of these powerful new features, O'Reilly has put...

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Overview

Outlook 2003, the latest personal information program from Microsoft Office, provides an integrated solution for managing email messages, schedules, tasks, notes, contacts, and other information. Thanks to a number of valuable upgrades, Outlook 2003 is better equipped than ever. Now you can improve the way you manage information, communicate with others, and organize your work—all from one place.To make absolutely certain that you know when and how to implement all of these powerful new features, O'Reilly has put together the Outlook 2003 Personal Trainer. This fully illustrated book takes a modular approach to learning, allowing you to start with the fundamentals and then work your way up to advanced topics—at your own pace. Designed to get both beginners and experts into tip-top shape, this handy reference is written in a non-technical style that you're bound to find engaging and informative.In addition to many other fundamentals, Outlook 2003 Personal Trainer discusses how you can use the following program elements to your best possible advantage:

  • Email
  • Address Book
  • Contacts List
  • Calendar
  • Task List
  • Journal
The book also includes sections on advanced email features, organizing and finding information, collaborating with other users, and retrieving archived items. Every chapter includes detailed diagrams and a review at the end to help you absorb and retain all you have learned. The companion CD tutorial guides you through each lesson interactively.Part of O'Reilly's new Personal Trainer Series, this book is based on content from CustomGuide (www.customguide.com), a leading provider of computer training materials. Founded by instructors who grew dissatisfied with the industry's dry course materials, CustomGuide offers courseware (for instructors and students), quick references, to software bulletins and e-learning courses that are fun, flexible, and easy to use.

Complete and engaging, this handbook features task-oriented lessons that allow readers to proceed at their own pace.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780596009359
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/28/2005
  • Series: Personal Trainer (O'Reilly) Series
  • Edition description: Book and CD
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 7.98 (w) x 10.12 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

CustomGuide, Inc. is a leading provider of computer training materials. Founded by instructors who grew dissatisfied with the industry's dry course materials, CustomGuide offers courseware (for instructors and students), quick references, software bulletins and e-learning courses that are fun, flexible, and easy to use. They must be onto something, because CustomGuide has quickly become a leading provider of computer training materials. Although CustomGuide has grown, the founders continue to have the same vision, drive, and commitment.

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Table of Contents

About CustomGuide, Inc.;
Introduction;
CustomGuide, Inc. Staff and Contributors;
Introduction;
About the Personal Trainer Series;
About This Book;
Conventions Used in This Book;
Using the Interactive Environment;
How to Contact Us;
Chapter 1: The Fundamentals;
1.1 What's New in Outlook 2003?;
1.2 Starting Outlook;
1.3 Understanding the Outlook Screen;
1.4 Using the Navigation Pane;
1.5 Using Menus;
1.6 Using Toolbars;
1.7 Filling Out Dialog Boxes;
1.8 Keystroke and Right Mouse Button Shortcuts;
1.9 Composing and Sending E-mail;
1.10 Receiving E-mail;
1.11 Cutting, Copying, and Pasting Text;
1.12 Creating an Appointment;
1.13 Viewing the Calendar;
1.14 Editing and Rescheduling Appointments;
1.15 Using the Contacts List;
1.16 Viewing, Editing, and Deleting Contacts;
1.17 Using the Tasks List;
1.18 Using Notes;
1.19 Working with Outlook Today;
1.20 Getting Help;
1.21 Changing the Office Assistant and Using the Help Button;
1.22 Printing an Item;
1.23 Exiting Microsoft Outlook;
1.24 Chapter One Review;
Chapter 2: Using E-mail;
2.1 Composing and Sending E-mail;
2.2 Specifying Message Options;
2.3 Receiving and Sorting Messages;
2.4 Replying to a Message;
2.5 Forwarding a Message;
2.6 Checking Your Spelling;
2.7 Inserting a Hyperlink;
2.8 Attaching a File to a Message;
2.9 Opening an Attachment;
2.10 Finding Messages;
2.11 Deleting Messages;
2.12 Exploring the Folder List;
2.13 Using Outlook Web Access;
2.14 Chapter Two Review;
Chapter 3: Using the Address Book;
3.1 Introduction to the Address Book;
3.2 Adding New Entries;
3.3 Searching the Address Book and Editing Entries;
3.4 Creating a Distribution List;
3.5 Deleting Contacts and Distribution Lists;
3.6 Chapter Three Review;
Chapter 4: Using the Contacts List;
4.1 Adding a Contact;
4.2 Editing and Deleting Contacts;
4.3 Adding an E-mail Sender to the Contacts List;
4.4 Mapping a Contact's Address on the Internet;
4.5 Changing Views;
4.6 Using the Actions Menu;
4.7 Printing the Contacts List;
4.8 Chapter Four Review;
Chapter 5: Using the Calendar;
5.1 Scheduling an Appointment;
5.2 Viewing the Calendar;
5.3 Editing and Rescheduling Appointments;
5.4 Scheduling an Event;
5.5 Setting Reminders;
5.6 Copying Appointments;
5.7 Configuring Calendar Options;
5.8 Working with Recurring Appointments;
5.9 Printing the Calendar;
5.10 Color-Coding Appointments;
5.11 Changing Calendar Views;
5.12 Arranging Appointments and Events;
5.13 Viewing the TaskPad;
5.14 Viewing Calendars Side by Side;
5.15 Chapter 5 Review;
Chapter 6: Using the Tasks List;
6.1 Using the Tasks List;
6.2 Creating a Recurring and Regenerating Task;
6.3 Changing Task Views;
6.4 Arranging Tasks;
6.5 Chapter Six Review;
Chapter 7: Using the Journal;
7.1 Recording Items in the Journal Automatically;
7.2 Viewing the Journal;
7.3 Manually Creating a Journal Entry;
7.4 Opening, Modifying, and Deleting a Journal Entry;
7.5 Creating Journal Entries Related to a Contact;
7.6 Changing Journal Views;
7.7 Chapter Seven Review;
Chapter 8: Advanced E-mail Features;
8.1 Saving Unfinished Messages (Drafts);
8.2 Recalling a Message;
8.3 Using the Out of Office Assistant;
8.4 Using Stationery;
8.5 Creating a Signature;
8.6 Inserting a Signature;
8.7 Dealing with Junk E-Mail;
8.8 Adding Names to the Blocked and Safe Senders Lists;
8.9 Formatting Fonts;
8.10 Changing the Message Format and Using Word;
8.11 Viewing the Mail Window;
8.12 Changing Views;
8.13 Changing E-mail Options;
8.14 Changing Outlook's Security Settings;
8.15 Chapter Eight Review;
Chapter 9: Organizing and Finding Information;
9.1 Working with Outlook Data Files;
9.2 Finding Information;
9.3 Using the Advanced FindAdvanced Find;
9.4 Using Folders to Organize Information;
9.5 Creating a Folder;
9.6 Renaming, Copying, Moving, and Deleting a Folder;
9.7 Using and Creating Search Folders;
9.8 Modifying and Deleting Search Folders;
9.9 Selecting Multiple Items;
9.10 Flagging Items;
9.11 Using Categories;
9.12 Creating a Rule by Example;
9.13 Creating a Rule with the Rules Wizard;
9.14 Managing Rules;
9.15 Using Grouped Views;
9.16 Filtering Information;
9.17 Color-Coding E-mail Messages;
9.18 Sorting Information;
9.19 Adding Fields to a View;
9.20 Creating a Custom View;
9.21 Closing an Outlook Data File;
9.22 Chapter Nine Review;
Chapter 10: Collaborating with Other Users;
10.1 Planning a Meeting;
10.2 Respond to a Meeting Request;
10.3 Checking Responses to a Meeting Request;
10.4 Creating and Working with Group Schedules;
10.5 Set Free/Busy Options and Publishing Your Calendar on the Internet;
10.6 Sharing Your Calendar and Other Outlook Folders;
10.7 Opening a Shared Calendar;
10.8 Giving Delegate Permissions;
10.9 Open Shared Folders Automatically;
10.10 Taking a Vote;
10.11 Responding to and Tracking Votes;
10.12 Assigning buttonsTasks to Another User;
10.13 Sending a Status Report;
10.14 Working with Public Folders;
10.15 Adding a New Item to a Public Folder;
10.16 Replying to Items in a Public Discussion Folder;
10.17 Chapter Ten Review;
Chapter 11: Advanced Topics;
11.1 Customizing Outlook's Toolbar;
11.2 Using the Tools Together;
11.3 Sending Faxes;
11.4 Manually Archiving Information;
11.5 Retrieving Archived Items;
11.6 Using AutoArchive;
11.7 Importing Information;
11.8 Exporting Information;
11.9 Starting Outlook Automatically When Windows Starts;
11.10 Accessing Your Outlook E-mail on an E-mail Service;
11.11 Chapter Eleven Review;
Colophon;

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2005

    much improved spam filter? maybe

    For millions of users, Microsoft Outlook is how they read and write email. This book explains in easy steps the many features endowed in it. Each chapter is divided into short lessons, with a lesson typically spanning no more than 3 pages. The intent is that a lesson is a very bite-sized set of steps that you can readily comprehend in a few minutes. Regular readers of O'Reilly books will recognise this as similar to their Hacks series in format. Though the Custom Guide books are more vivid, shall we say? To me, the most interesting lesson was how Outlook deals with spam. The book said earlier versions of Outlook used a filter 'that was almost worthless'. But the current filter is asserted to be much improved. Though the details are proprietary, it appears to be some type of Bayesian with other techniques like a white list. The subject is scarcely closed. The lesson says that third party filters can also be used, to improve spam detection.

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