Synopses & Reviews
Managing your life takes more than meditation it takes a better Outlook!
Technology was supposed to help us manage our lives. Instead, most of us feel we spend our lives managing technology. So this book is not about software; it's about making the software serve YOU. Restore harmony to your life by controlling your e-mail, tracking your appointments, using custom shortcuts, and managing tasks, all with Outlook.
Take stock analyze your current work/personal life balance and identify areas where you can be more productive
One size does not fit all choose and customize the Outlook task-management processes that work for your personal situation
Tame the e-mail monster use folders, categories, flags, and message rules to keep e-mail manageable
To do or not to do empower your calendar, taskpad, and contacts to automate your schedule
Journal and take Notes learn how these under-utilized Outlook functions help document your time and capture important thoughts
Visit the companion Web site at www.dummies.com/go/manageyourlifewithoutlookfd, where you'll find bonus content as well as screencasts and videos that explain and illustrate concepts from the book.
Open the book and find:
How to create your own definition of productivity
How to adapt Outlook to work your way
Shortcut keys to modules, panes, and toolbars
Processing tips for managing your mailboxes
Scheduling techniques using the Calendar and Contacts
How to go mobile with Outlook
Secrets for saving and searching data
Tools to assess your current productivity level
Task-based rather than laundry-listing different technologies, author Greg Harvey takes you from technology overload to technology organized tackling common barriers to productivity in Microsoft Office 2007 including managing email, managing documents, scheduling, planning and project management. Also unique to this title will be a decision making process for different tasks so as to avoid one size fits all solutions that will just create a more non-productive situation.
Table of contents at a glance:
Part I: Productivity Basics
Chapter 1: Mastering the Office Interface
Chapter 2: Efficient File Management
Chapter 3: Document Management
Part II: Creating New Content
Chapter 4: Finding and Using The Right Template
Chapter 5: Creating Original Templates
Chapter 6: Selecting the Right Office Program
Part III: Reusing and Remixing Content
Chapter 7: Moving Content between Office Programs
Chapter 8: Combining Content from Various Office Programs
Chapter 9: Moving Content to and from the Web
Chapter 10: Moving Enterprise Content into Office Programs
Part IV: Sharing and Reviewing Content
Chapter 11: Getting Documents Ready for Review
Chapter 12: Sending Out Documents for Review
Chapter 13: Setting Up Review Meetings
Chapter 14: Creating Web Sites to Share Content
Part V: Efficient Communicating and Scheduling
Chapter 15: Dealing Effectively with Email
Chapter 16: Effective Instant Messaging
Chapter 17: Efficient Time Management and Task Scheduling
Part VI: The Part of Tens
Chapter 18: Top Ten Productivity Tips
Chapter 19: The Ten Commandments of Personal Productivity
Chapter 20: Top TenWays to be Productive with Office 2007
- An all-new guide that unlocks the secrets of greater Office 2007 productivity-a must-have for power users and everyone who would like to work more efficiently
- Offers scores of tips, tricks, and techniques to boost productivity with the programs people use every day-Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint
- Topics covered include dealing effectively with e-mail, effectively managing files, using and creating templates, reusing and remixing content, sharing and reviewing content, and efficiently managing time and scheduling
- The CD-ROM and companion Web site offer podcasts of key productivity tips from the book
Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
About the Author
Greg Harvey, PhD, wrote his first computer book more than 20 years ago. His long list of bestsellers now includes Windows Vista For Dummies Quick Reference, all editions of Excel All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies, all editions of Excel For Dummies, and many others. He is an expert in using technology for better productivity.
Table of Contents
Part I: Preparing for Personal Productivity.
Chapter 1: Planning for Better Balance between Your Work and Personal Life.
Chapter 2: Exploring Accepted Beliefs on Personal Productivity.
Chapter 3: Surveying Some Popular Outlook Productivity Systems.
Chapter 4: Defining Personal Productivity on Your Own Terms.
Part II: Making Outlook Your Key to Personal Productivity.
Chapter 5: Mastering Information Management with Outlook.
Chapter 6: Giving Outlook a Productivity Makeover.
Part III: Taking Control of Your E-Mail Inbox.
Chapter 7: Doing Your Initial E-Mail Inbox Housecleaning.
Chapter 8: Doing Your Ongoing E-Mail Inbox Housekeeping.
Part IV: Developing Your Outlook Productivity Practices.
Chapter 9: Creating and Sending E-Mail Messages Like a Pro.
Chapter 10: Using Calendar to Keep Yourself on Schedule.
Chapter 11: Using Contacts to Stay in Touch.
Chapter 12: Using Tasks to Successfully Stay on Top of Your Obligations.
Chapter 13: Using Notes to Capture Your Ideas.
Chapter 14: Using the Journal to Keep an Eye on Your Activities.
Chapter 15: Outlook on the Go.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 16: Top Ten Personal Productivity Strategies.
Chapter 17: Top Ten Outlook Productivity Techniques.
Appendix A: Personal Productivity Resources.
Appendix B: Personal Productivity Self-Assessment.