Get out of your Inbox with Outlook 2007

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Tame the chaos of your Inbox. Learn how old standbys and new features in Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 can help you make the best use of messages in your Inbox and beyond.

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About this course

This course includes:

  • Five practice sessions for hands-on experience. Practices require Outlook 2007.

  • A Quick Reference Card you can take away from the course.


After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Use your messages to schedule tasks, set up meetings, or create contacts.

  • Flag messages in your Inbox to create a To Do list.

  • Color code messages using category labels that you create.

  • Organize messages into groups with folders.

  • Find any message quickly.

Topics in this course

Lesson 1

Lesson 2

  1. Use your mail to take action

  2. Drag a message to take action

  3. Set up a meeting

  4. Create a task

  5. Create a contact

  6. When the action is extraction

  7. Practice

  1. Keep track of messages with flags and the To-Do Bar

  2. Meet the To-Do Bar

  3. Prioritize with follow up flags

  4. Change the subject, but only in the To-Do Bar

  5. When you complete, don't delete

  6. Turn a message into a calendar entry

  7. Show the To-Do Bar as you like it

  8. Practice

Lesson 3

Lesson 4

  1. Name your color: Organize with colored categories

  2. Organize messages with color

  3. How to assign a category

  4. How you match names and colors

  5. Can't remember what the color means?

  6. If you used colored flags in Outlook 2003...

  7. View messages by category

  8. Categories and rules, a great combination

  9. Practice

  1. Store it

  2. Why create folders

  3. How to create a folder

  4. Move messages by dragging

  5. Move messages with a command

  6. Use Favorite Folders

  7. When a Favorite isn't anymore

  8. Practice

Lesson 5

  1. Find any message, fast

  2. Find it fast with Instant Search

  3. Advanced search

  4. Search archives and beyond

  5. What about other Outlook items?

  6. See all of your messages again

  7. Practice

  8. Quick reference card

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