Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Taking a Quick Look Around
Taking a Quick Look
Taking a Quick Look Around
When you start up Outlook, you see a window that looks something like the one
shown in Figure 10-2.
Figure 10-2:
If your Outlook setup
goes well, you get a test
message showing that
you’ve added your email
address successfully. The
main Outlook window
has a Navigation pane on
the left so you can easily
switch from, say, reading
your email to working with
your calendar.
Navigation pane
Reading pane
You use Outlook, of course, to send, receive, and organize email messages. The
program puts related email exchanges into a group called a conversation . Say your boss
emails you asking for an update on your project. You reply to that email, outlining
the work you’ve done in the past week. She responds with another email that says,
“Good job!” (hey, it could happen) and suggests a couple of priorities for next week.
That’s a conversation. You can expand any conversation in your inbox to see all its
messages, then click the message you want to read.
To further organize your emails, you can sort them into folders. Outlook comes with
basic folders already built in, but the real power of folders comes when you create
your own. Chapter 12 is all about that topic.
Outlook’s calendar lets you keep track of meetings, appointments, dinner dates, the
kids’ concerts and soccer games—anything you want to be sure you don’t forget.
After you’ve scheduled some events, you can check the calendar to see what’s up on
a given day. You can also send yourself automatic reminders. Chapter 13 tells all.
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