Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Chapter 3: On the Fast Track: Drag ‘til You Drop
Chapter 3
On the Fast Track:
Drag ‘til You Drop
In This Chapter
Finding rapid response techniques
Getting in control of your tasks
Creating Contacts records
Creating and sending e-mail messages
Deleting information
Typing — ugh! Who needs it? It’s amazing to think that we still use a
19th-century device — the typewriter keyboard — to control our
computers in the 21st century. We appear to be stuck with the QWERTY
keyboard (the standard we all know and, uh, love ) for a while longer, but we
can give our carpal tunnels a rest now and then: By using the mouse, trackball,
or touchpad, you can drag and drop rather than hunt and peck.
Most people recognize that a tool like Outlook can dramatically improve
productivity, but many ignore Outlook’s most powerful productivity tools,
including Tasks, the Calendar, and the ability to seamlessly connect all of
your information together. Some of those tools can be powerful weapons in
your battle to conquer your time.
If you want to work quickly in Outlook, a trick called drag and drop gives you
the fastest and easiest way to get things done. From what I’ve seen, most
people don’t take advantage of Outlook’s drag-and-drop talents.
When I say drag, I’m not referring to Monty Python’s men in women’s clothing.
I mean the process of zipping items from one place to another with quick,
easy mouse moves, which is by far the fastest way to complete many tasks in
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