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Northwest Missouri State University

Microsoft Outlook 2013

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  1. Program Fundamentals
    1. Introduces the Outlook fundamentals. Learn how to start and exit the Outlook program and find your way around the Outlook screen and item windows. Also learn how to use keyboard commands and access Outlook’s help features.
  2. Composing and Sending E-mail
    1. Covers two of the most-used functions in Microsoft Outlook: How to compose and send an e-mail message. Shows how to insert a signature, attach a file to a message, and more.
  3. Receiving E-mail
    1. Shows you how to receive messages from your e-mail server and what to do with those messages once they appear in your Inbox.
  4. More E-mail Features
    1. Learn how to save an unfinished e-mail message to the Drafts folder so that you can come back and finish it later. Also learn how to use the Out of Office Assistant to notify people that you will be away from your computer for several days and cannot respond to their e-mails immediately. Finally learn how to format your e-mail messages by using different message formats, signatures, and stationery.
  5. Working with Contacts
    1. Outlook’s Contacts list is a “technological Rolodex” database that keeps track of names, addresses, phone numbers, and lots of other information. Once you have entered a person’s name and details into Outlook, the possibilities are endless. You can instantly find, e-mail or print contact information, or even create a map to a contact’s business or home address
  6. Using the Calendar
    1. Learn how to create and reschedule appointments and events, how to add a reminder to your appointments, and how to view your schedule using the various Calendar views. Also learn how to create a recurring appointment, such as a weekly staff meeting.
  7. Collaborating with Other Users
    1. Outlook lets you share your appointment schedule, send out polls, and even add content to other people’s folders.
  8. Working with Tasks
    1. Learn skills like how to create a task or to-do item, view them in different ways, mark a task as complete once it’s finished, assign and forward tasks. Also learn how to create a recurring task that appears at a specified interval, such as a reminder to get a weekly report in to your boss.
  9. Using the Journal and Notes
    1. Learn how to create and work with journal entries using both manual and automatic methods in this chapter. Also learn how to attach a file to a journal entry, how to use the Journal with the Contacts list to perform basic contact management, and how to display the Journal using the available preset views.
  10. Organizing and Finding Information
    1. Learn how to take control and organize your Outlook e-mail messages. Learn how to search for items and manage data in folders.
  11. Automating Commands
    1. Teaches you how to set up two tools, quick steps and rules, and manage them so you can work more efficiently.
  12. Managing Outlook Data
    1. Focuses on some different ways to backup your data, as well as ways to import and export data between Outlook and other programs.
  13. Customizing Outlook
    1. Goes through a variety of ways to tweak Outlook so it works exactly how you want it to.
  14. Advanced topics
    1. Details features including using Outlook for Instant Messaging, Accessing a Web version of Outlook from any computer, sending Internet faxes, subscribing to RSS feeds, and more.