Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Chapter 21: Inside Outlook 2010
CHAPTER 21
Inside Outlook 2010
What’s in an Outlook Profile? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 690
Personalizing the Outlook Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 700
Setting Up Mail Accounts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 707
Organizing Your Contacts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 715
Managing Your Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 723
Creating, Sending, and Receiving Messages . . . . . . . . . 729
We saved our three chapters on Outlook 2010 for the end of this topic. That
decision doesn’t imply any judgment as to Outlook’s relative worth—rather, it
reflects the program’s curious place in the Office family. The four programs we
covered first—Word, Excel, OneNote, and PowerPoint—are included with every Office
edition. Outlook, by contrast, is available only in the business editions of Office 2010.
Outlook is a big, feature-packed program that might be overkill for some people, especially
those who don’t need to connect to corporate mail servers. If your e-mail needs are met
with a personal account or two from your Internet service provider and free webmail
services, you might not need or want Outlook. In fact, it’s not even an option if you use Office
2010 Home and Student edition.
But if you live and die by e-mail at the office, there’s an excellent chance that Outlook is
the first Windows application you start up in the morning and the last one you shut down
at night. For anyone who needs to manage a high volume of e-mail messages and juggle
a crowded calendar, Outlook’s rich feature set and extensive customization options are
essential. (The list of available features becomes even longer if you connect to Microsoft
Exchange Server at work.)
If you’re not sure whether Outlook is right for you, we encourage you to read through
these three chapters. You might find that the features in Outlook make it worth its learning
curve.
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