Outlook 2013 Absolute Beginner's Guide

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Pearson Education, Mar 18, 2013 - Computers - 384 pages

Make the most of Outlook2013 -- without becoming a technical expert! Outlook 2013 Absolute Beginner's Guide is the fastest way to get comfortable and productive with the newest version of Outlook, use its powerful new tools, and extend it to the web and the latest mobile devices. Whether you're new to Outlookor you're one of the millions who've used previous versions, this practical, approachable book will show you how to do exactly what you want, one incredibly clear and easy step at a time. World-renowned Outlooktutorial author Diane Poremsky reveals Outlook2013's power, helps you quickly master its updated interface, and teaches you how to do all this, and more:

* Use Peeks to instantly find what you need without changing views

* Set up email just the way you want, and sync only your newest mail

* Completely control message flow, and regain control over your email life

* Use advanced email features such as message tracking and deferred delivery

* Create and work with calendar appointments and meeting invitations

* Publish and share your calendar

* Use Contacts, Tasks, and To-Do Lists more efficiently

* Link Outlook to social networks

* Sync and share Outlook data, and use powerful Exchange and SharePoint sharing features

* Track your life with Color Categories, Folders, and Outlook 2013's improved Search

* Run mail/email merges from within Outlook

* Efficiently manage and protect your Outlook data files

 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
1 Introduction to Outlook
3
2 Basic Outlook Operations
21
3 Setting Up Accounts and Personalizing Outlook
43
4 Basic Email Tasks
65
5 Managing Email
93
6 Advanced Email Features
117
7 Using the Calendar
139
12 Sync and Share Outlook Data
239
13 Using Exchange Server and SharePoint
249
14 Using Color Categories
263
15 Using Folders
275
16 Using Search
285
17 Working with Views
297
18 Printing
311
19 Data File Management
327

8 Contacts
167
9 Using Tasks and ToDos
193
10 Social Connector
215
11 Notes and Journal
225
20 Using Mail Merge
343
Index
353
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Diane Poremsky is the owner of Slipstick System's Outlook and Exchange Resource Center. She has provided support and training for Microsoft Outlook for the past 15 years. She is the author of several books and video training CDs. She also teaches online training classes. You can find her in the forums at OutlookForums.com and in Microsoft's Answers and TechNet forums.

Diane is a longtime Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) in recognition for her support of Outlook in the Microsoft forums and Internet community. She is often accused of knowing more about Outlook than many Microsoft employees.

Diane and her husband, Phil, live near the shores of Lake Erie, with their dog Henri. She spends her free time trying to keep up with the activities of her grandchildren, doing what every good grandparent does when they come for a visit: sugar them up before sending them home. She enjoys bird watching, gardening, and traveling. You can reach her at diane@slipstick.com and visit her websites at slipstick.com and outlook-tips.net. You can follow her on Twitter @dicot or @outlooktips.

Sherry Kinkoph Gunter has written and edited oodles of books over the past 20 years covering a wide variety of computer topics, including Microsoft Office programs, digital photography, and web applications. Her recent titles include Word 2013 Absolute Beginner's Guide, Sams Teach Yourself Facebook in 10 Minutes, Easy Microsoft Word 2010, and Microsoft Office for Mac Bible. Sherry began writing computer books back in 1992 for Macmillan, and her flexible writing style has allowed her to author for a varied assortment of imprints and formats. Sherry's ongoing quest is to aid users of all levels in the mastering of ever-changing computer technologies, helping users make sense of it all and get the most out of their machines and online experiences. Sherry currently resides in a swamp in the wilds of east central Indiana with a lovable ogre and a menagerie of interesting creatures.

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