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Understanding the screen layout is paramount to mastering this program. Take a tour of the screen elements and ribbon.
Video time: 4m 15s
Monitor inbox size, clean out certain folders, and set up auto-archive functionality.
Video time: 4m 00s
Trim redundant clicks from your most repetitive office tasks with this amazing trick!
Video time: 3m 55s
Utilize the second window functionality to end the back and forth shuffle between your calendar and inbox.
Video time: 3m 23s
A set of email correspondence tips that are good reminders of online professionalism and etiquette.
Learn the office protocol for marking emails as important, using Plain vs HTML text, and how Autofill addresses really work.
Video time: 4m 35s
Signatures are vital to signing off on an email, and here you’ll learn how to apply them, along with a time saving tip to quickly finalize redundant correspondence.
Video time: 3m 35s
Tips on sending, receiving and saving attachments.
Video time: 3m 59s
Learn how to recall a message and how to add a button to the ribbon for faster access to this feature.
Video time: 3m 56s
Quick Steps provide an alternative to redundant emails, distribution lists, and repetitive (yet unavoidable) office tasks.
Video time: 4m 17s
Buried behind the Options ribbon are a variety of useful tools, including: Read receipts, Delayed send, and Voting buttons.
Video time: 4m 47s
Voting Buttons are useful for Approve/Reject responses, Yes/No responses, and can be customized to contain a list of up to 28 choices.
Set your preferences and customize the Folder Pane, Reading Pane, and To-Do Bar.
Video time: 5m 12s
Learn to organize your emails into groups and control how you view conversations.
Video time: 4m 06s
Never let another important email become visually lost in your inbox. Use Color Coding to make it stand out in a crowded list, and search for related emails.
Video time: 4m 20s
Sticky notes are handy for paper, so why not emails? This is by far the best little-known tip in Outlook.
Those little grey flags beside your email list actually have a useful purpose. Click the Flags as a reminder to get back to certain emails first, and apply a Category color to keep track of similar subjects.
Video time: 3m 39s
Learn how to store your emails in topical folders and use a search folder to gather a category of emails that may be in various folders.
Video time: 4m 57s
Set up rules that perform time-saving tasks, for instance filing certain emails automatically into certain folders.
Video time: 4m 50s
When you find yourself searching for an appointment or an open date, changing the Calendar view will help zoom into details or view a month at a glance.
Video time: 3m 43s
Customize your Display Option preferences to suit your particular situation.
Video time: 4m 05s
Use these scheduling tools to schedule appointments, meetings and events and make it easy for others to confirm their attendance.
Video time: 4m 18s
The ability to view multiple calendars in a horizontal format for easy comparison.
Video time: 4m 29s
Use the Recurring Appointments feature to save you from the redundancy of scheduling multiple occurrences manually.
Video time: 3m 49s
Color-Coding calendar items is known as “prioritizing”. Use this feature to produce at-a-glance decisions about your daily grind.
Video time: 4m 33s
How to search and find a certain appointment or date quickly.
How to print a hard copy of the calendar and good tips for calendar management.
Video time: 5m 20s
Quick tips on how to add new contacts efficiently.
Video time: 4m 21s
Previously known as Distribution lists, a Contact Group is one contact record that contains multiple people.
Video time: 3m 47s
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Keep your contacts organized by using multiple Folders and Groups.
Video time: 4m 02s
Keep your contacts organized by using Category colors.
Video time: 4m 01s
How you view your contact data will help you get to the information you need and make decisions faster.
Video time: 4m 07s
Secure your most important data from a disaster and backup your contacts!
Video time: 4m 42s
Tasks are to-do items that are tracked electronically and can be recurring weekly or monthly.
Video time: 3m 34s
Tasks can be assigned to an assistant or co-worker via email, and an automated response keeps you updated on the status. Also change the view with a simple click.
Viewing Tasks in other Outlook windows is easily customized with the To-Do Bar.
Learn tips to make the most of your notes, which are handy as a place to store info.
Video time: 3m 36s
Send individual – but duplicate – emails to multiple people with one easy process.
Send individual, personalized emails to multiple people with one easy process.
Video time: 3m 53s
Send individual, full color flyer emails to multiple people with one easy process.
Video time: 5m 42s
Learn how to back up - also known as export - your Outlook folder.
Store emails outside Outlook with other related files in one location, rather than digging through your inbox to find them.
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