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Many people use Outlook either by choice or by force, but few of them do more than scratch the surface of the personal information managers many features. And after years of spending hours each day within Outlook, most users become at least proficient with its base features.
Outlook 2007: Beyond the Manual takes you to the next level, showing you how to better manage your time, tasks, mail, and activities using Outlooks sometimes hidden and sometimes undiscovered features. Freshly written for and based on Outlook 2007, this book doesnt waste your time showing you how to send an e-mail, but tells you how to make yourselfmore efficient, less cluttered, and more clear about whats happening in your life.
This book goes farther faster into Outlooks advanced capabilities than other books. It shows you how to take control of the flow of information and time in your life and use Outlook to keep better tabs on it. It helps you take the thinking out of e-mail management, the tedium out of appointments and meeting scheduling, and the "rottenness" out of manual tasks.
Posted July 24, 2007
Do you want to get more from the software installed on your desktop? If you do, then this book is definitely for you. Authors Tony Campbell and Jonathan Hassell, have done an outstanding job of writing a book for those that are currently Outlook users and want to learn more about this sophisticated product¿s extended set of capabilities. Campbell and Hassell, begin by looking at the new features available in Outlook 2007 as well as, taking a short walk through the basics of setting up and using email. Then, the authors cover some of the ancillary capabilities Outlook provides for enhancing this messaging capability. Next, they focus on organizing email features such as search folders to create query-based folders that are virtual representations of email in your inbox. The authors also explain how you can best use Outlook¿s inherent ability to act as your personal address book. They continue by delving into some of the extra features Outlook provides. Then, the authors look at how to manage tasks. Next, they cover how to manage Outlook storage, focusing on the underlying data files that are used to contain Outlook items associated with each of your accounts. They continue by diving into color categories, by introducing you to this much improved method for visually assessing email messages, tasks, and appointments that are related to each other. Then, the authors show you how to customize standard Outlook functionality using profiles, command-line switches, views, and the Outlook Today web interface to shape it into a bespoke tool that services your every whim. Next, they also cover all you need to know about securing Outlook. They continue by showing you the best way to configure Outlook when you have no real fixed abode or you are on the move. Finally, the authors go further by showing you how to customize Outlook when using forms and macros. By using this most excellent book, you will immediately see the benefits of what Outlook 2007 can bring to both your home life and your work life. Perhaps more importantly, these benefits, with just a little practice, will offer not only personal and organizational benefits, but will also increase productivity and lead to considerable savings in both money and time.
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