Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Chapter 14: Big-Time Collaboration with Outlook
2. Click the set of voting buttons that you want to use.
The message You Have Added Voting Buttons to This Message now
appears at the top of your message. If you are adding your own custom
choices, however, you’ll need to click the Close button in the Properties
dialog box when you are done to return to your message.
3. Click the Send button.
And there you are! Democracy in action! Isn’t that inspiring? When your
recipients get your message, they can click the button of their choice
and zoom their preferences to you.
Tallying votes
When the replies arrive, you’ll see who chose what by looking at a reply’s
Subject. Messages from people who chose Approve, for example, start with
the word Approve; rejection messages start with the word Reject.
You can also get a full tally of your vote by checking the Tracking tab on the
copy of the message in your Sent Items folder. To do so, follow these steps:
1. Click the Sent Items icon in the Folder list.
Your list of sent messages appears.
2. Double-click the message you sent for votes.
The message you chose opens.
3. Click the Tracking button.
You see the people you’ve asked for a vote and how they voted. A
banner at the top of the Tracking page tallies the votes (see Figure 14-6).
Assigning tasks
As Tom Sawyer could tell you, anything worth doing is worth getting
someone else to do for you. You can assign a task to another person and keep
track of that person’s progress.
To assign a task to someone else, follow these steps:
1. Click Tasks in the Navigation bar.
The Task list opens.
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