Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Chapter 19: Ten Things You Can’t Do with Outlook
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).
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