Outlook 2013 Essentials

Your participants will learn how to use the basic features of Outlook 2013. This workshop is designed to provide a good understanding of Outlook 2013. Participants will be shown a practical way of learning with a hands-on and customizable approach. They will get a chance to experience some of the new features that are offered in Outlook 2013.
Outlook 2013 helps you manage your busy life through its calendar and social connectors. With Outlook 2013 you are given a sleeker more efficient way to organize and communicate. With a new and improved user interface and a more powerful search tool your participants will increase their productivity as they will be able to manage their information more efficiently!

Course Outline

Module One: Getting Started
• Housekeeping Items
• Pre-Assignment Review
• Workshop Objectives
• The Parking Lot
• Action Plan

Module Two: Opening and Closing Outlook
• Opening Outlook
• Setting up an E-mail Account
• Understanding the Ribbon and the Status Bar
• Using Backstage View
• About Your Office Account
• Closing Outlook
• Module Two: Review Questions

Module Three: Understanding the Interface
• About the Folders Pane
• About the Reading Pane
• About the To-Do Bar Pane
• About the People Pane
• Peeking at Other Modes
• About the View Tab
• Module Three: Review Questions

Module Four: Working with the Message List and the Reading Pane
• Previewing Messages
• About the Reading Pane
• Opening or Saving Attachments
• Filtering and Sorting Messages
• Using Inline Replies
• Module Four: Review Questions

Module Five: Using Message List Commands
• Flagging Messages
• Deleting Messages
• Marking Messages as Read or Unread
• Ignoring E-mail
• Module Five: Review Questions

Module Six: Creating a New E-mail
• Creating an E-mail
• Addressing an E-mail
• Attaching a File
• Sending the Message
• Module Six: Review Questions

Module Seven: Managing E-mail
• Printing a Message
• About the Folder Pane
• Creating Folders
• Moving Messages to Folders
• Renaming, Moving, and Deleting Folders
• Working with Favorite Folders
• Sending and Receiving Mail
• Module Seven: Review Questions

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

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

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

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

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