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Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 in 24 Hours


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  • Copyright 2004
  • Dimensions: 7-3/8" x 9-1/8"
  • Pages: 504
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-672-32554-3
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-672-32554-0

In just 24 lessons of one hour or less, you will be able to use Outlook 2003 as a personal information manager. Using a straightforward, step-by-step approach, each lesson builds on the previous ones, enabling you to learn the essentials of Outlook 2003 from the ground up. You'll learn how to set up Outlook to send and receive email; manage your email and reduce junk mail; create and use contacts for email, phone calls, and letters; keep track of your appointments and tasks; customize Outlook forms; and use Outlook with other applications in the Office 2003 family.

Sample Content

Online Sample Chapters

Navigating the Outlook Interface

Navigating the Outlook Interface

Downloadable Sample Chapter

Hour 9: Keeping Email Organized
Hour 12: Working with Tasks and Notes
Hour 18: Understanding File Management

Table of Contents



Hour 1. Outlook Tour.

Starting Outlook. Using the Navigation Pane. Using Smart Grouping. The Reading Pane. Outlook Today. Getting Help with Outlook. Summary. Q&A.

Hour 2. Outlook Configuration Basics.

Setting Up Profiles. Using Multiple Profiles. Adding Address Books. Using an Existing Personal Store. Controlling Your Startup Folder. Summary. Q&A.

Hour 3. Navigating the Outlook Interface.

Working with Views. Creating Custom Views. Using Folder Home Pages. Summary Q&A.


Hour 4. Email Basics.

Using Your Email Accounts. Choosing Your Message Format. Summary. Q&A.

Hour 5. Working with Email.

Choosing an Email Editor. Using Word as the Email Editor. Creating and Editing Email. Addressing Email. Sending, Checking for, and Receiving Email. Choosing Your Quoting Format. Summary. Q&A.

Hour 6. Working with Email Attachments.

Using Email Attachments. Outlook and Attachment Security. Viruses and Email Attachments. Summary. Q&A.

Hour 7. Outlook's Advanced Email Features.

Using Windows Messenger Integration. Voting by Email. Using Windows Fax Service. Using the Personal Address Book. Working with Send/Receive Groups. Summary. Q&A.

Hour 8. Email Security.

Understanding Outlook's Security. Change Automatic Download Settings. Configuring Your Safe Senders List. Using Digital Signatures. Understanding Information Rights Management. Using Information Rights Management. Summary. Q&A.

Hour 9. Keeping Email Organized.

Using Quick Flags. Using Search Folders. Using Favorite Folders. Managing Folders. Summary. Q&A.


Hour 10. Outlook as a Contact Manager.

Overview of Contact Features. Making the Most of the Contact Form. Managing Contacts. Using Categories. Using Views. Using Contacts for Mail Merge. Summary. Q&A.

Hour 11. Using Your Calendar.

Overview of Calendar Features. Changing Calendar Options. Creating Appointments. Meeting Requests. Sending a Meeting Request. Accepting a Meeting Request. Using Labels and Categories. Using Views. Sharing Your Calendar with Others. Summary. Q&A.

Hour 12. Working with Tasks and Notes.

Overview of Task Features. Viewing Tasks. Assigning Tasks to Others. Making the Most of Notes. Organizing Your Notes. Summary. Q&A.

Hour 13. Keeping a Journal.

Overview of Journal Features. Using the Journal. Creating Journal Entries. Organizing Your Journal Entries. Summary. Q&A.


Hour 14. Organizing Outlook.

Using Organizer. Using Rules. Using Alerts. Managing Your Junk Mail. Working with Categories and Email. Summary. Q&A.

Hour 15. Searching Outlook.

Using Find. Using Advanced Find. Other Ways to Find Outlook Items. Summary. Q&A.

Hour 16. Working with Command Bars.

The Default Display for Command Bars. Saving and Restoring Toolbar Settings. Customizing Your Menus and Toolbars. Creating Your Own Command Bars. Summary. Q&A.

Hour 17. Printing from Outlook.

What Are Styles? Printing Outlook Items. Configuring Printing Options. Printing Calendars. Printing Your Contacts. Summary. Q&A.

Hour 18. Understanding File Management.

Files That Outlook Uses. Using Exchange Offline. Working with Folders. Summary. Q&A.

Hour 19. Managing Your Data.

Archiving. Using Mailbox Cleanup. Importing and Exporting Your Data. Backing Up Your Data. Saving Your Settings. Summary. Q&A.


Hour 20. Custom Forms and Templates.

Creating Custom Forms. Publishing Custom Forms. Using Templates. Managing Published Forms. Summary. Q&A.

Hour 21. Creating Macros.

Understanding Outlook's VBA. Using the Visual Basic Editor. Summary. Q&A.

Hour 22. Sharing Outlook Information.

Sharing Your Calendar. Sharing Your Contacts. Using SharePoint with Outlook. Third-Party Solutions. Summary. Q&A.

Hour 23. Office 2003 Integration.

Using Contacts for Mail Merge. Using the Office Envelope. Using OneNote with Outlook. Summary. Q&A.

Hour 24. Migrating from Outlook Express.

Migrating Accounts and Settings. Different or Missing Features. Summary. Q&A.


Appendix A: Installing Outlook.

Installing Outlook 2003. Using the Office Save My Settings Wizard.

Appendix B: Outlook's Command-Line Switches.

Working with Switches. Open Outlook Items from the Command Line. Controlling How Outlook Opens. Diagnostic Switches.




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