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Outlook Lesson 1 Outlook Basics and E-mail. Microsoft Office 2007: Introductory. Objectives. Start Outlook. Create a list of contacts and add contacts. View, sort, and print the Contacts list. Send, receive, and print e-mail messages. Create and use an Address Book. Objectives (continued).

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Outlook Lesson 1Outlook Basics and E-mail

Microsoft Office 2007: Introductory


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Objectives

  • Start Outlook.

  • Create a list of contacts and add contacts.

  • View, sort, and print the Contacts list.

  • Send, receive, and print e-mail messages.

  • Create and use an Address Book.

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Objectives (continued)

  • Create a distribution list.

  • Create a signature.

  • Attach files to e-mail messages.

  • Create, move, and archive folders.

  • Search, save, and delete e-mail messages.

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Address Book

Archive

Bcc

Contact

Distribution list

E-mail

Keyword

Ribbon

Signature

Spam

To-Do Bar

Vocabulary

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Introducing Outlook

  • Outlook is a desktop information manager that helps you organize information, communicate with others, and manage your time.

  • You can use Outlook to send and receive e-mail, schedule events and meetings, store contact information, create to-do lists, record information, create reminders, and subscribe to online content feeds.

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Introducing Outlook (continued)

  • You can group together information. For example, you can create a category named Key Customers for your most important clients.

  • You can also arrange Outlook to show your activities, appointments, and messages for the day.

  • Outlook is integrated with other Office 2007 programs, which makes it easy to share information for different tasks.

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Starting Outlook

  • To start Outlook, click the Start button on the taskbar. Click All Programs on the Start menu, click Microsoft Office on the submenu, and then click Microsoft Office Outlook 2007.

  • The Outlook window opens with the Outlook Today pane opened. Outlook Today gives you a summary of your day’s activities.

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Starting Outlook (continued)

  • The Navigation Pane is located on the left side of the Outlook window and provides centralized navigation to all parts of Outlook.

  • The To-Do Bar, located on the right, includes a Date Navigator, Appointments section, Task Input section, and a task list. You can view a specific component by clicking its icon in the Navigation Pane.

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Creating a Contacts List

  • With a Contacts list you can store information about the people or organizations with whom you communicate.

  • A contact is any person or company in your Address Book.

  • Your Contacts list can contain e-mail, address, phone, and other information.

  • To add a contact, click the Contacts folder button in the Navigation Pane and then click the New Contact button on the Standard toolbar.

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Creating a Contacts List (continued)

  • The top of the Contact window contains the Ribbon, which is organized into four tabs:

    • The Contact tab contains tools for customizing the information that appears and for communicating with your contact.

    • The Insert tab allows you to attach files to e-mail messages or text/media to the Notes section of the Contact window.

    • The Format Text tab allows you to modify the font, layout, and style of the contact information.

    • The Developer tab contains advanced options for customizing contact information.

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Creating a Contacts List (continued)

  • To change your view of the contacts, click the Navigation Pane, then click a view option in the Current View section.

  • To sort your Contacts list, click View, point to Arrange By, and then click a field or column.

  • To print your Contacts list in the current view, click File on the menu bar, and then click Print.

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Using E-mail

  • E-mail uses a computer network to send and receive messages.

  • To use e-mail you need an e-mail address that includes your name; your host/server/domain name; and an extension.

  • For example:

    • [email protected]

    • [email protected]

  • You can send e-mail to people on your intranet or across the Internet.

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Using E-mail (continued)

  • Click the New Mail Message button on the Standard toolbar, and a New Message window opens.

  • You can set the importance of your message and also assign a category.

  • The Mail section of the Navigation Pane contains folders, such as Drafts, Inbox, Junk E-mail, Sent Items, and Deleted Items.

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Using E-mail (continued)

  • To create and send an e-mail message, open a new Message window. In the To box type the e-mail address of the recipient.

  • You can send a copy to someone by filling in the Cc box. You can also send a blind carbon copy (Bcc) which means that the person’s name will not be visible to other recipients.

  • You can modify the formatting including font, size and color.

  • To open an e-mail message, double-click the message in the Inbox.

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Creating an Address Book

  • To make sending e-mail messages easier you can access their address from the Address Book.

  • The Address Book contains a contact’s name and e-mail address.

  • To display the Address Book, click the Address Book button on the toolbar in the Mail Pane.

  • If you want more detailed information about a contact, double-click their name to open the Contact window.

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Creating an Address Book (continued)

  • To open the Address Book while creating an e-mail message, click the To button in the Message window, and select a contact.

  • You can save time using a Distribution list, which is a collection of contacts. The Distribution list provides an easy way to send messages to a group.

  • To create a distribution list, click File, point to New, and then click Distribution List.

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Creating an Address Book (continued)

  • You can create a signature to add to the end of your messages by clicking Signatures in the Include group on the Ribbon.

  • Outlook enables you to attach files to e-mail messages.

  • The process of organizing, storing, and saving old documents is called archiving.

  • You can create new folders from the Inbox pane.

  • You can transfer old files to a storage file by clicking Archive on the File menu. The Archive dialog box will open.

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Creating an Address Book (continued)

  • To save an email for further reference, you can save it as a document or Web page. Click File, and then click Save As.

  • To search for a message, click the Inbox, type in keywords in the Instant Search box, and then press Enter.

  • To delete a message, select the message in the Inbox and then click the Delete button. The message will be in the Deleted Items folder and can be retrieved until you permanently delete it.

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Summary

  • Outlook is a desktop manager that helps you organize information, communicate with others and manage your time.

  • You can use Outlook for e-mail, scheduling meetings, storing contact information, creating to-do lists, creating reminders, and subscribing to online content feeds.

  • In the Contacts list, you can store contact information.

  • E-mail is an important tool. Often you will send e-mail to the same people, so an Address Book listing these addresses is helpful.

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Summary (continued)

  • You can use a distribution list to send the same message to several people.

  • You can create an electronic signature to add to your e-mails that include photos and logos.

  • You can use Outlook to send e-mails on an intranet or Internet, including attachments.

  • You can view and organize your messages, as well as archive them and save them to your computer.

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