How I Use Outlook - 7 Tips

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    Duncanma

    The natural language stuff for dates (day after tomorrow) is very cool, it has been in the product since before it was even called Outlook though I believe.... certainly for many previous versions Smiley

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    Catto

    Hey Now Sarah,

    Nice Post. I really like search folders also. I didn't know of the desktop search, have to try it on my xp machines & also I didn't know about the option of hiding when minimized. Why do you think this a great feature? The 1st add on you  mentioned sounded very useful also.

    Thx 4 the info,

    Catto

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    Catto

    Hey Now Sarah,

    Nice Post. I really like search folders also. I didn't know of the desktop search, have to try it on my xp machines & also I didn't know about the option of hiding when minimized. Why do you think this a great feature? The 1st add on you  mentioned sounded very useful also.

    Thx 4 the info,

    Catto

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    edddy

    Two thing I feel missing from Outlook
    * A search box for all items
    * the contact search box must search all item in the contact (not the name alone)

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    edddy

    Two thing I feel missing from Outlook
    * A search box for all items
    * the contact search box must search all item in the contact (not the name alone)

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    alwaysmc2

    If you're using Vista, (I figured this out just now) type "Outlook " + whatever you want into the start menu.  For example, I typed "Outlook Stephanie", and I got emails about my girlfriend, her contact card, and some related events.  It did give me a couple files that weren't part of Outlook, but it seems to work pretty well over all.

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    alwaysmc2

    If you're using Vista, (I figured this out just now) type "Outlook " + whatever you want into the start menu.  For example, I typed "Outlook Stephanie", and I got emails about my girlfriend, her contact card, and some related events.  It did give me a couple files that weren't part of Outlook, but it seems to work pretty well over all.

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    alwaysmc2

    wait, about the second point.  Outlook does do that.  If I type my mom's email address into the contact search box, she shows up.  If I type my local area code in, a bunch of people show up.  If I type my home phone number in (and format it correctly) my parents show up.

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    alwaysmc2

    wait, about the second point.  Outlook does do that.  If I type my mom's email address into the contact search box, she shows up.  If I type my local area code in, a bunch of people show up.  If I type my home phone number in (and format it correctly) my parents show up.

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    alwaysmc2

    I'm a student and I use Outlook.  It's awesome to have local copies of all of my email, contacts, and calendar items from Live Mail available on my desktop and laptop.

    Plus Outlook itself is just really powerfull.

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    alwaysmc2

    I'm a student and I use Outlook.  It's awesome to have local copies of all of my email, contacts, and calendar items from Live Mail available on my desktop and laptop.

    Plus Outlook itself is just really powerfull.

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    Thomas Willingham

    Outlook 2007 addresses the issues you raise:

     - Search box for all items - you can select which folder of Outlook to search.

     - Contact search now searches all fields of the contact.

     

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    Thomas Willingham

    Outlook 2007 addresses the issues you raise:

     - Search box for all items - you can select which folder of Outlook to search.

     - Contact search now searches all fields of the contact.

     

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    David Leslie

    Rather than saving a stock email as a template, I like to use the quick parts (Outlook 2007) to store up common phrases that I use when emailing folks. It's a major time saver for me

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    David Leslie

    Rather than saving a stock email as a template, I like to use the quick parts (Outlook 2007) to store up common phrases that I use when emailing folks. It's a major time saver for me

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