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Finding Things in a Flash with Instant Search
Finding Things in a Flash
with Instant Search
Outlook makes it easy to accumulate dribs and drabs of data. That can make
it tough to find information. Outlook has a tool called Instant Search that
addresses that exact problem, and it’s pretty slick.
Near the top of the Information Viewer pane, in the center of the screen, you
see the Instant Search box. It’s a box with a magnifying glass on the right and
some text on the left. Click that box and type the first few letters of a word
that you want to find within the current module.
Almost immediately, the Information Viewer screen goes blank, then shows
only the items that contain the text you entered (see Figure 2-5). For example,
if you’re in the Contacts module and you type jon, you see only the records
that contain names like Jones, Jonas, and Jonquil — any word that contains
the letters jon. While Outlook is displaying the items it found, the magnifying
glass is replaced by an X. Clear the search results by clicking the X.
Figure 2-5:
The Instant
Search box
helps you
find items in
a jiffy.
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