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Chapter 19: Ten Things You Can’t Do with Outlook
Chapter 19
Ten Things You Can’t
Do with Outlook
In This Chapter
Custom-sort folders
Go back to the old menus
Put a phone number in your calendar
Drag and drop many items at one time
Print on two sides
Search and replace area codes
Put pictures in notes
Do math with Journal phone call entries
Create a distribution list from one e-mail
Safely back up Outlook data
Maybe I sound crabby listing the things that Outlook can’t do,
considering all the things it can do. But it takes only a few minutes to find out
something that a program can do, and you can spend all day trying to figure
out something that a program can’t do. I could easily list more than ten things
that Outlook can’t do (walk the dog, deflect incoming asteroids — the usual).
This chapter lists just the first big ones that I’ve run into.
Bear in mind that Outlook can’t do these ten things when you first get it.
Because you can reprogram Outlook with Visual Basic, however, a clever
person could make Outlook do many of these things by creating shortcut
macros (which is beyond the scope of this topic).
Custom-Sort Folders
The most highly organized people I know get even more organized when they
use Outlook. They often like to file every e-mail message into just the right
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