Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Making Time Stand Still with Calendar Wizardry
Tablet computing — the future with a past
Everyone says that PCs are going the way of the
dinosaur, to be replaced in a matter of months
by sleek tablets with clever touchscreens. Bill
Gates himself said exactly that… November
2000. OK, so Microsoft’s plan to switch the
whole world to tablets fell behind schedule by
a decade and a half, but they’re still working
on it. In the meantime, Apple’s iPad and a raft
of new tablets running Google software now
seem to turn up everywhere. But you can’t run
desktop Outlook on one of these rigs, not quite
yet. Microsoft has promised a new generation
of touchscreen Windows tablets, but those
devices are not available to the public as we
write this topic, so it’s not possible to describe
the differences between using Outlook on
your PC and using it on the newer devices. It’ll
probably be much more convenient to have
your e-mail, calendar, and contacts available
on a handy, portable device, but you can trust
that there’ll be times when an old-fashioned
mouse and keyboard will still be a quicker way
to get things done.
4. If you want to include more information about the event, type that
information in the appropriate box on the New Appointment form.
You probably want to fill in the Start Time and End Time boxes to reflect
the actual time of your appointment.
5. Click the Save & Close button.
You now have all the event information stored right in your calendar for
future reference.
The great thing about creating an appointment from an e-mail message is
that all the details included in your message end up right in your calendar.
If you need driving directions, agenda details, or other information that was
included in the message, just double-click the appointment in your calendar
to get the lowdown. And if you use a BlackBerry or smartphone with Outlook,
all the information from your Outlook calendar ends up on your mobile
device. As a result, you’ll have your appointment details handy wherever
you go. See “iPads and Outlook data” later in this chapter. I discuss Outlook
mobile use in more detail in Chapter 17.
If you work in an office that uses Microsoft Exchange for e-mail, you can take
advantage of much more powerful features for organizing meetings. I cover
those features in Chapter 14.
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