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Outlook Tutorial 1 Communicating with Outlook 2007. Objectives. Start and exit Outlook Explore the Outlook window Navigate between Outlook components Create and send e-mail messages Create and edit contact information. Objectives. Read and respond to e-mail messages

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objectives
Objectives
  • Start and exit Outlook
  • Explore the Outlook window
  • Navigate between Outlook components
  • Create and send e-mail messages
  • Create and edit contact information

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Objectives
  • Read and respond to e-mail messages
  • Attach files to e-mail messages
  • File, sort, save, and archive messages

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exploring outlook
Exploring Outlook
  • Outlook is a powerful information manager
  • You can use Outlook to perform a wide range of communication and organizational tasks, such as sending, receiving, and organizing e-mail; organizing contact information; scheduling appointments, events, and meetings; creating a to-do list and delegating tasks; and writing notes
  • Six main components
    • Mail, Calendar, Contacts, Tasks, Notes, and Journal

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starting outlook
Starting Outlook
  • Click the Start button on the taskbar, click All Programs, click Microsoft Office, and then click Microsoft Office Outlook 2007

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navigating between outlook components
Navigating Between Outlook Components
  • You can click any button in the Navigation Pane to display a folder’s contents in the main window

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creating and sending e mail messages
Creating and Sending E-mail Messages
  • E-mail, the electronic transfer of messages between computers, is a simple and inexpensive way to communicate with friends around the corner, family across the country, and colleagues in the same building or around the world
  • An e-mail address is a user ID and a host name separated by @

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choosing a message format
Choosing a Message Format
  • Outlook can send and receive messages in three formats: HTML, Rich Text, and plain text

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adding a signature
Adding a Signature
  • A signature is text that is automatically added to every e-mail message you send

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using stationery and themes
Using Stationery and Themes
  • Stationery is an HTML file that includes complementary background colors, images, or patterns
  • A theme includes complementary backgrounds as well as otherdesign elements such as fonts, bullets, colors, and effects

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creating an e mail message
Creating an E-mail Message
  • Click the New button arrow on the Standard toolbar, and then click Mail Message
  • Type recipient e-mail address(es) in the To box (separate by semicolons)
  • Type recipient e-mail address(es) in the Cc box and the Bcc box, as needed
  • Type a topic in the Subject box, and then type the message body
  • Format the message as needed
  • Click the Send button

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setting the importance and sensitivity levels
Setting the Importance and Sensitivity Levels
  • You can add icons that appear in the message pane of the Inbox to provide clues to the recipient about the importance and sensitivity of the message

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creating a contact
Creating a Contact
  • Click the New button arrow on the Standard toolbar, and then click Contact
  • On the General page, enter the contact’s name, job title, company, mailing address, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, and Web site (click the down arrow to select other address, number, or e-mail options)
  • In the Show group on the Contact tab, click the Details button, and then enter other business or personal data as needed
  • In the Actions group on the Contact tab, click the Save & New button to create another contact or click the Save & Close button if this is the last contact
  • If the Duplicate Contact Detected dialog box opens, select whether to add the contact anyway or merge with existing contact, and then click the OK button

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Creating a Contact

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switching contact views
Switching Contact Views
  • All of the information about a contact is called a contact card
  • Views specify how information in a folder is organized and which details are visible

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creating and modifying distribution lists
Creating and Modifying Distribution Lists
  • A distribution list is a group of people to whom you frequently send the same messages, such as all suppliers
  • Click the New button arrow on the Standard toolbar, and then click Distribution List
  • In the Members group on the Distribution List tab, click the Select Members button
  • Click the Address Book arrow, and then click Contacts
  • Double-click the names you want to add to the distribution list, and then click the OK button
  • Click in the Name text box, and then type a contact name for the distribution list
  • In the Actions group on the Distribution List tab, click the Save & Close button

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Creating and Modifying Distribution Lists

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receiving e mail
Receiving E-mail
  • You check for new e-mail messages by clicking the Send/Receive button on the Standard toolbar

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replying to and forwarding messages
Replying to and Forwarding Messages
  • Reply responds to the sender, and Reply to All responds to the sender and all recipients (including any Bcc recipients)
  • Forward sends a copy of the message to one or more recipients you specify; you enter the e-mail addresses in the To or Cc box

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working with attachments
Working with Attachments
  • An attachment is a file that you send with an e-mail message

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flagging and color coding messages
Flagging and Color Coding Messages
  • Some messages you receive require a specific response or action
  • A flag is an icon that appears in the message header to indicate the item has been added as a task
  • You can also choose six preset color categories or add others to better organize or rank your messages

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organizing and managing messages
Organizing and Managing Messages
  • You should create a logical folder structure in which to store your messages
  • One method for keeping messages organized and the Inbox uncluttered is to move a message out of the Inbox as soon as you have dealt with it
  • Rather than manually filing messages, you can create rules that specify how Outlook should process and organize them
    • Each rule includes three parts: the conditions that determine if a message is to be acted on, the actions that should be applied to qualifying messages, and any exceptions that remove a message from the qualifying group

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Organizing and Managing Messages

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rearranging messages
Rearranging Messages
  • Rather than searching through multiple folders, you can have Instant Search find the desired message (or any other Outlook item)
  • Open the folder you want to search
  • Type the search text in the Instant Search box.
  • To narrow your search, you can click the Expand Query Builder button, and then enter additional criteria

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Rearranging Messages

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using search folders
Using Search Folders
  • Search Folders are folders that display any e-mail messages that match specific search criteria

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sorting messages
Sorting Messages
  • Sorting is a way to arrange items in a specific order—either ascending or descending
  • Ascending order arranges messages alphabetically from A to Z, chronologically from earliest to latest, or numerically from lowest to highest
  • Descending order arranges messages in reverse alphabetical, chronological, or numerical order

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Sorting Messages

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coloring messages
Coloring Messages
  • Sometimes you’ll want messages that you send to a certain person or that you receive from a certain person to stand out from all the other messages
  • A simple way to do this is to create a rule to change the color of the message headers in the Inbox for those messages

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storing messages
Storing Messages
  • You can store messages by saving them in other file formats or by archiving them
  • You can use the Save As command to save messages and other Outlook items in other file formats
  • When you archive a folder, you transfer messages or other items stored in a folder (such as an attachment in the e-mail folder) to a personal folder file when the items have reached the age you specify
    • A personal folders file is a special storage file with a .pst extension that contains folders, messages, forms, and files

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deleting items and exiting outlook
Deleting Items and Exiting Outlook
  • After you finish working with Outlook, you should exit the program
  • Unlike other programs, you don’t need to save or close any files

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