Outlook Pocket Guide

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Any Outlook power user knows that Microsoft Outlook ® is more than just an email program: it's a suite of organizational tools that can help you manage your schedule, contacts, and deadlines with remarkable efficiency. Outlook contains such a wealth of features that even the most experienced users find that there is always something new that they can master. Whether you are a power user, help desk staff, or just someone who wants to harness the full strength of this program, you'll find that the Outlook Pocket ...

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Overview

Any Outlook power user knows that Microsoft Outlook ® is more than just an email program: it's a suite of organizational tools that can help you manage your schedule, contacts, and deadlines with remarkable efficiency. Outlook contains such a wealth of features that even the most experienced users find that there is always something new that they can master. Whether you are a power user, help desk staff, or just someone who wants to harness the full strength of this program, you'll find that the Outlook Pocket Guide significantly decreases the amount of time you spend trying to figure out tricky questions. It provides just what you need, when you need it, right at your fingertips.

Packed with information, this compact guide is a highly utilitarian tool that covers Microsoft Outlook's keyboard shortcuts, user interface, commands, and tasks. This little book is easy to use anywhere-it's the perfect quick reference for a veteran Outlook user who doesn't need a thousand-page tutorial.

The Outlook Pocket Guide covers the latest version of Microsoft Outlook and includes:

  • A brief explanation of how Outlook works behind the scenes
  • An extensive guide section for common tasks as well as little-known solutions
  • Reference tables for keyboard shortcuts, regular expressions, and common file locations

O'Reilly's Pocket Guides are a favorite resource for people who want to get the most out of their applications. Packed with important details in a concise, well-organized format, these handy books deliver just what you need to grow in knowledge and proficiency without having to lug around a heavy reference volume. If you're an Outlook power user, or hope to be one, the Outlook Pocket Guide is a book you'll want nearby.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780596004446
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/7/2003
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 4.32 (w) x 7.16 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Meet the Author

Walter Glenn is a freelance consultant, writer, and editor in Huntsville, Alabama. He has been working in the computer industry for over a decade and provides solutions for small-to medium-sized businesses. Walter is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer and Trainer who specializes in Internet and networking technologies.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Conventions Used in This Book 2
Pt. I Understanding Outlook
The Outlook Interface 5
How Outlook Stores Information 13
Folders and Items 15
Views 19
Forms 21
Shortcut Menus 24
Using Categories 25
Address Books 27
Accounts 28
Profiles 31
Pt. II General Tasks
Finding Your Stuff 32
Organizing Your Stuff 35
Using the Outlook Bar 38
Configuring Other Options 40
Changing Views 41
Customizing Menus and Toolbars 45
Pt. III Mail Tasks
Setting Up Email Accounts 47
Creating and Using Messages 58
Viewing Messages 68
Attaching Items to Messages 70
Using Signatures and Stationery 72
Managing Messages 74
Using Rules 76
Taming Junk Email 77
Pt. IV Calendar Tasks
Creating and Managing Calendar Items 80
Planning Meetings and Using Group Views 85
Changing Calendar Views 93
Pt. V Contacts Tasks
Creating and Editing Contacts 99
Using Contacts 106
Linking Contacts with Other Items 112
Changing Contact Views 113
Pt. VI Task List Tasks
Creating and Managing Tasks 117
Delegating Tasks 123
Viewing Tasks 125
Pt. VII Notes Tasks
Pt. VIII Journal Tasks
Pt. IX Outlook Reference
Command Reference 142
Important File Locations 144
Views and Print Styles 145
Internet Headers 147
Startup Switches 149
Keyboard Shortcuts 150
Pt. X Outlook Resources
Internet Sites 162
Books 163
Outlook Tools 163
Index 167
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