Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Chapter 8: Unleashing the Calendar’s Power
•Astimegoesby(sotospeak),you’llgravitatetotheCalendarview
that suits you best. I like the Week view because it includes both
Saturday and Sunday so I can see my weekend plans. You can leave
Outlook running most of the time to keep the information you need
handy.
Time travel isn’t just science fiction. You can zip around the Outlook
Calendar faster than you can say “Star Trek.” Talk about futuristic — the
calendar can schedule appointments for you well into the year 4500! Think
about it: Between now and then, there are more than 130,000 Saturday nights!
That’s the good news. There are also more than 130,000 Monday mornings.
Of course, in our lifetimes, you and I have to deal with only about 5,000
Saturday nights at most, so we have to make good use of them. Better start
planning.
When you need to find an open date fast, follow these steps:
1. Press Ctrl+G.
A dialog box appears with a date highlighted, as shown in Figure 8-2.
Figure 8-2:
The Go To
Date dialog
box.
2. To go to another date, type the date you want in the Date box as you
normally would, such as January 15, 2011 or 1/15/11 .
A really neat way to change dates is to type something like 45 days ago
or 93 days from now . Try it. Outlook understands simple English when it
comes to dates. Don’t get fancy, though — Outlook doesn’t understand
Four score and seven years ago . (But who does?)
If you want to go to today’s date, just click the Today button in the Home
tab’s Ribbon at the top of the screen. No matter which date you land on, you
can plunge right in and start scheduling. You can double-click the time and
date of when you want an appointment to occur and then enter the particulars,
or you can double-check the details of an appointment on that date by
double-clicking the date and making changes to the appointment if necessary.
You can also do something silly like find out what day of the week your
birthday falls on 1,000 years from now. (Mine’s on Saturday. Don’t forget.)
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