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Outlook 2002 For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-7645-0828-8
384 pages
June 2001
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Microsoft Outlook was designed to make organizing your daily information easy – almost automatic. Outlook pulls together everything you need to know about your daily tasks, appointments, e-mail messages, and other details. It can act as your assistant in dealing with the flurry of small but important details that stand between you and the work you do.

Outlook 2002 For Dummies shows you how useful Outlook is, but also demonstrates new ways to make it more useful for the things you do most. If you fit any of the following categories, then this book is for you:

  • Your company just adopted Outlook as its e-mail program and you need to figure out how to use it in a hurry.
  • You're planning to purchase or have just purchased Outlook and want to know what you can do with it and how to use it.
  • You want an easier, more efficient tool for managing tasks, schedules, e-mail, and other details in your working life.

Even if you don't f all into one of these groups, this book gives you simple, clear explanations of how Outlook can work for you.

In Outlook 2002 For Dummies, you'll uncover how to

  • Use Outlook, and what most people do with Outlook on a typical day.
  • Create, view, move, copy, and organize your items and files.
  • Make e-mail easier to compose and manage
  • Coordinate your schedules and tasks with other Outlook users
  • Jot down notes and use Outlook's automatic journal to keep track of your important stuff.

Outlook is easier to use than you might think. It also does a lot more than you might realize. Outlook does ordinary things extraordinarily well. If you want to do the same, take a look at Outlook 2002 For Dummies.

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Table of Contents


About This Book.

Foolish Assumptions.

How This Book Is Organized.

Part I: Getting the Competitive Edge with Outlook.

Part II: Taming the E-Mail Beast.

Part III: It's What You Know AND Who You Know: How to Succeed with Microsoft Outlook.

Part IV: Beyond the Basics: Tips and Tricks You Won't Want to Miss.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Conventions Used in This Book.

Dialog boxes.


Keyboard shortcuts.

Icons Used in This Book.

Getting Started.

Part I: Getting the Competitive Edge with Outlook.

Chapter 1: Fundamental Features: How Did You Ever Do without Outlook?

Chapter 2: Inside Outlook: Mixing, Matching, and Managing Information.

Chapter 3: On the Fast Track: Drag 'til You Drop.

Part II: Taming the E-Mail Beast.

Chapter 4: The Essential Secrets of E-Mail.

Chapter 5: E-Mail Tools You Can't Do without.

Chapter 6: Conquering Your Mountain of Messages.

Part III: It's What You know AND Who You Know: How to Succeed with Outlook.

Chapter 7: Your Little Black Book: Creating Contact Lists.

Chapter 8: The Calendar: How to Unleash Its Power.

Chapter 9: Task Mastery: Discovering All the Bells and Whistles.

Part IV: Beyond the Basics: Tips and Tricks You Won't Want to Miss.

Chapter 10: A Sticky Subject: Using Notes.

Chapter 11: Journaling.

Chapter 12: What You Need to Know to Use Outlook at Home.

Chapter 13: Making Outlook Your Own: How to Personalize Standard Forms.

Chapter 14: Big-Time Collaboration with Outlook.

Chapter 15: Files and Folders: How to Save Stuff So You Can Find It Later.

Chapter 16: See It Your Way: Making the Most of Outlook Views.

Chapter 17: Outlook Express: Getting the Scoop on Newsgroups.

Chapter 18: Mail Merge Magic.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 19: Top Ten Accessories for Outlook.

Chapter 20: Ten Microsoft Office Tricks for Creating Snappier E-Mail.

Chapter 21: Ten Shortcuts Worth Taking.

Chapter 22: Let's Go Surfin' Now: Ten Ways to Use Outlook on the Web.

Chapter 23: Ten Things You Can't Do with Outlook.

Chapter 24: Ten Things You Can Do After You're Comfy.


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Author Information

Bill Dyszel writes frequently for leading magazines, including PC Magazine, Success Magazine, Chief Executive Magazine, and Computer Shopper, while also working as a consultant to many of New York's leading firms in the securities, advertising, and publishing industries. His list of current and former clients includes Salomon Brothers, First Boston, Goldman Sachs, Ogilvy & Mather, KMPG Peat Marwick, and many others. An award-winning public speaker, he enjoys entertaining audiences with talks about the pleasures and pitfalls of using modern technology. He is also the author of PalmPilot For Dummies.
The world of high technology has led Mr. Dyszel to grapple with such subjects as Multimedia (or how to make your $2,000 computer do the work of a $20 radio), Personal Information Managers (how to make your $3,000 laptop computer do the work of a $3.00 date book), and graphics programs (how to make your $5,000 package of computers and peripheral devices do the work of a 50-cent box of crayons). All joking aside, he has found that after you figure out the process, most of this stuff can be useful, helpful, and yes, even cool.
Like many public figures with skeletons in their closets, this author has a secret past. Before entering the computer industry, Mr. Dyszel sang with the New York City Opera and worked regularly on the New York stage as a singer, actor, and writer in numerous plays, musicals, and operas. His opera spoof -- 99% ARTFREE! -- won critical praise from The New York Times, New York Daily News, and the Associated Press when he performed the show Off-Broadway.
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