Outlook 2007 Essentials

The participants will learn how to use the basic features of Outlook 2007. This workshop incorporates a hands-on approach to learning. They will get a chance to practice some of the basic features right on a computer. Taking the time to learn about the features of Outlook 2007 will increase their organization skills.
Outlook is a powerful e-mail application. However, it does much more than that to help you stay organized. With contacts, calendars, and tasks, Outlook 2007 can help you manage every aspect of your life.

Course Outline

Module One: Getting Started
• Icebreaker
• Housekeeping Items
• The Parking Lot
• Workshop Objectives

Module Two: Opening and Closing Outlook
• Opening Outlook
• Understanding the Interface
• Setting up an E-mail Account
• Viewing Your Inbox
• Closing Outlook

Module Three: Working with E-mail
• Sending and Receiving Mail
• Viewing an E-mail
• Replying To or Forwarding an E-mail
• Deleting an E-mail

Module Four: Creating a New E-mail
• Creating an E-mail
• Addressing an E-mail
• Creating the Body
• Attaching a File
• Sending the Message


Module Five: Managing E-mail
• Marking an Item as Read or Unread
• Printing a Message
• Creating Folders
• Moving Messages to Folders
• Renaming, Moving, and Deleting Folders

Module Six: Managing Junk Mail
• About the Junk Mail Filter
• Enabling Junk Mail Filtering
• Enabling the Phishing Filter
• Modifying Safe and Blocked Senders Lists
• Marking a Message as Junk or Not Junk

Module Seven: Outlook’s Organization Tools
• Creating a Basic Rule
• Creating an Advanced Rule
• Using Categories
• Flagging an Item for Follow-Up
• Viewing Favorite Folders

Module Eight: Searching for Items
• Understanding Search Folders
• Setting Up and Using Search Folders
• Using Instant Search
• Using Advanced Search
• Using Contact Search

Module Nine: An Introduction to the Calendar
• Getting Started
• Creating an Appointment
• Changing Your Calendar View
• Editing an Appointment
• Managing Reminders

Module Ten: An Introduction to Tasks
• Getting Started
• Creating a New Task
• Editing a Task
• Basic Task Views


Module Eleven: An Introduction to Contacts
• Getting Started
• Creating a New Contact
• Editing a Contact
• Organizing Contacts

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up
• Words from the Wise
• Review of Parking Lot
• Lessons Learned
• Completion of Action Plans and Evaluations

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