Synopses & Reviews
Teach yourself the fundamentals of Microsoft® Outlook® for Mac 2011 -- one step at a time! With this practical tutorial, you'll work at your own pace with easy-to-follow lessons, and learn exactly what you need to know to organize your e-mail and contacts, schedule meetings, and manage tasks on you Mac.
Discover how to:
- Switch from Microsoft Entourage with a minimum of disruption
- Organize your e-mail messages, contact information, calendar, and task lists
- Read e-mail threads as conversations that you can categorize and file
- Use rules to automate the categorization and filing of e-mail
- Schedule appointments and coordinate meetings with contacts
- Flag e-mail messages and Microsoft Office documents to create tasks on the fly
- Customize the Outlook window and toolbar to accommodate the way you work
Your Step by Step digital content includes:
- All the book's practice files -- ready to download and put to work
- Fully searchable online edition of this book -- with unlimited access on the Web
The smart way to learn Microsoft Outlook 2011 for Mac—one step at a time!
Experience learning made easy—and quickly teach yourself how to organize your email, arrange your calendar, and manage tasks using Outlook on your Mac. With Step by Step, you set the pace—building and practicing the skills you need, just when you need them!
- Switch from Microsoft Entourage with minimal disruption
- Manage all your e-mail accounts in one place with Outlook
- Use the Calendar to schedule meetings and appointments
- Set custom rules to sort your email automatically
- Prioritize and track every task—business and personal
- Customize Outlook to accommodate the way you work
Your Step by Step digital content includes:
- All the book’s practice files—ready to download and put to work.
- Fully searchable online edition of this book—with unlimited access on the Web. Free online account required.
- Video tutorials illustrating important procedures and concepts.
About the Author
Maria Langer has written over 50 books about business and productivity software (Microsoft Office, FileMaker Pro), Web publishing software (WordPress), social networking services (Twitter), financial software (QuickBooks, Quicken), and operating system software (Mac OS). In addition to being a bestselling author, she also writes, narrates, and creates video training materials for Lynda.com.
Table of Contents
Introducing Microsoft Outlook for Mac 2011; New Features; Lets Get Started!; Modifying the Display of the Ribbon; Dynamic Ribbon Elements; Changing the Width of the Ribbon; Adapting Exercise Steps; Features and Conventions of This Book; Using the Practice Files; Getting Support and Giving Feedback; Errata; Getting Help with Microsoft Outlook for Mac 2011; We Want to Hear from You; Stay in Touch; How to Access Your Online Edition Hosted by Safari; How to Download the Online Edition to Your Computer; Acknowledgments; Part 1: Start Here; Chapter 1: Getting Started Using Outlook; 1.1 Setting Up Email Accounts in Outlook; 1.2 Adding an Exchange Account; 1.3 Adding an Email Account; 1.4 Importing Entourage Data into Outlook; 1.5 Troubleshooting Connection Problems; 1.6 Setting Additional Email Account Options; 1.7 Key Points; Chapter 2: Introducing the Outlook Interface; 2.1 Exploring the Outlook Interface; 2.2 Working with the Ribbon; 2.3 Working in Mail View; 2.4 Working in Calendar View; 2.5 Working in Contacts View; 2.6 Working in Tasks View; 2.7 Working in Notes View; 2.8 Key Points; Part 2: Mail; Chapter 3: Composing and Sending Email Messages; 3.1 Creating Messages; 3.2 Formatting Message Text; 3.3 Inserting Media in Messages; 3.4 Attaching Files to Messages; 3.5 Changing Message Settings; 3.6 Sending Messages; 3.7 Key Points; Chapter 4: Reading and Responding to Email Messages; 4.1 Retrieving Messages; 4.2 Reading Messages; 4.3 Working with Email Attachments; 4.4 Viewing Message Sender Information; 4.5 Replying to Messages; 4.6 Forwarding Messages; 4.7 Printing Messages; 4.8 Automatically Replying to Messages; 4.9 Scheduling Meetings from Messages; 4.10 Key Points; Chapter 5: Organizing Your Inbox; 5.1 Sorting and Grouping Messages; 5.2 Assigning Categories to Messages; 5.3 Organizing with Folders; 5.4 Searching for Messages with Filters; 5.5 Using Smart Folders; 5.6 Deleting Messages and Folders; 5.7 Key Points; Chapter 6: Fine-Tuning Email Settings; 6.1 Setting Reading and Composing Options; 6.2 Defining Default Font Settings; 6.3 Working with Signatures; 6.4 Scheduling Actions; 6.5 Using Rules to Process Messages; 6.6 Managing Mailing Lists; 6.7 Blocking Spam; 6.8 Securing Your Email; 6.9 Exploring Advanced Account Settings; 6.10 Key Points; Part 3: Calendar; Chapter 7: Scheduling Appointments and Meetings; 7.1 Scheduling Appointments; 7.2 Scheduling Meetings; 7.3 Modifying Calendar Items; 7.4 Responding to Meeting Invitations; 7.5 Setting Event Options; 7.6 Key Points; Chapter 8: Managing Your Calendar; 8.1 Setting Calendar Options; 8.2 Working with Calendar Views; 8.3 Working with Multiple Calendars; 8.4 Sharing Calendar Information; 8.5 Printing Calendars; 8.6 Key Points; Part 4: Contacts; Chapter 9: Managing Contact Information; 9.1 Creating Contact Records; 9.2 Viewing Contact Information; 9.3 Modifying and Deleting Contact Records; 9.4 Working with Contact Groups; 9.5 Key Points; Chapter 10: Organizing Your Contacts List; 10.1 Viewing and Sorting the Contacts List; 10.2 Assigning Categories to Contacts; 10.3 Organizing Contacts with Folders; 10.4 Searching for Contacts; 10.5 Using Smart Folders; 10.6 Key Points; Chapter 11: Working with Contact Records; 11.1 Setting Contact Options; 11.2 Working with Contact Information; 11.3 Creating and Sharing vCards; 11.4 Printing Contact Records; 11.5 Synchronizing Contacts; 11.6 Key Points; Part 5: Tasks and Notes; Chapter 12: Tracking Tasks; 12.1 Creating Tasks; 12.2 Flagging Items for Follow Up; 12.3 Viewing Tasks; 12.4 Filtering Tasks; 12.5 Searching for Tasks; 12.6 Modifying and Removing Tasks; 12.7 Printing Tasks; 12.8 Key Points; Chapter 13: Taking Notes; 13.1 Creating Notes; 13.2 Formatting Notes; 13.3 Viewing and Organizing Notes; 13.4 Sharing Notes; 13.5 Key Points; Part 6: Program Management; Chapter 14: Using Shared Features; 14.1 Managing Categories; 14.2 Using the Toolbox; 14.3 Searching with Spotlight; 14.4 Checking Spelling and Grammar; 14.5 Using AutoCorrect and AutoFormat; 14.6 Using the My Day Application; 14.7 Importing and Exporting Data; 14.8 Key Points; Glossary;