Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
The Automatic Replies dialog box for the current account opens. This dialog box
includes two pages: Inside My Organization and Outside My Organization. The Outside
My Organization page tab includes either (Off) or (On) to indicate either your
organization’s standard setting or, if you’ve previously used this feature, your most recent
setting. The content pane is currently unavailable (dimmed).
Click the Send automatic replies option to make available the date and time range
settings, content pane, and formatting commands.
Select the Only send during this time range check box. Then set the Start time
to the current date and time (or as close as you can get), and the End time to the
current date and one hour after the start time.
TIP To set up automatic replies when you’ll be out of the office for a week, set the
start time to the end of the day on the last business day preceding the week you’ll be
out of the office, and the end time to the end of the day on the last business day
before you return (for example, from 5:00 P.M. Friday until 5:00 P.M. the following
Friday). By using this schedule, anyone sending mail that you won’t be able to respond
to within a normal business response time period will receive an automatic reply.
On the Inside My Organization page, in the content pane, enter I’m testing the
Outlook automatic reply feature!
A more typical internal automatic reply might be I’m on vacation! Call my mobile
phone at (972) 555-0123 if you need to contact me. For the purposes of this exercise,
though, we’ll take the safe route and not include a message that might be confusing
to your co-workers.
Select the sentence you just entered. On the toolbar above the content pane, click
the Bold button, click the Italic button, and then in the Font Color palette, click the
Purple swatch. Click away from the sentence to reveal the results.