Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Chapter 5: E-Mail Tools You Can’t Do Without
soon as I read it. Then I’m sure to get back to it. You can also plant a flag in a
message you send to others to remind them of a task they have to do if both
you and the other person are using Microsoft Outlook.
One-click flagging
Why flag a message? To help get your work done faster! So you need to know
the fastest possible way to flag a message, right? Of course.
When you hover your mouse over a message in your Inbox, at the right end
of the subject line you’ll see a little, gray outline of a flag, sort of a shadow
flag. When you click that little shadow, it changes from gray to red to show
that you’ve flagged it. Now, whenever you look at your list of messages, you
know which messages need further attention. The messages you’ve flagged
also appear in the Task list, so that you can keep track of flagged messages
even after they’ve slipped below the bottom of the screen (see Figure 5-1).
After you’ve attended to your flagged message, click the flag again. That
replaces the flag with a check mark to show that you’ve taken care of that
message.
Figure 5-1:
The Inbox
screen with
your mail.
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