Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Outlook Items
Contacts
An Outlook contact can be as simple as the name and e-mail address of a casual
acquaintance, or it can contain the equivalent of a full dossier on a working partner or a key
customer. Figure 21-4 shows a contact item that’s been filled in with an impressive amount
of detail.
Double-click to
change picture
Business
Card view
Send mail
Attachment in Notes pane
Figure 21-4 Adding a picture to a contact item lets you associate a name with a face or a logo
or even a company mascot. You can also add attachments in the Notes pane.
You can create contacts directly from incoming mail and also share contacts with other
people. It pays to organize large groups of contacts, although the shoebox approach also
works, thanks to very effective search tools. Outlook typically displays multiple folders in
the Navigation pane, each associated with a different e-mail account or service. In addition,
you can create Contact Groups so that you can easily bring together a filtered list of
contacts who are related in some way—coworkers, classmates, or customers.
For more on how to create and manage contact items, see “Organizing Your Contacts” on
page 715. For more on how address books work, see “Using Address Books and Directory
Services” on page 767.
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