Outlook 2000 for Windows Visual QuickStart Guide
By Michael J. Young
Published by Peachpit Press
I was happy to have the opportunity to write a Visual QuickStart book on Outlook 2000. Peachpit's Visual QuickStart guides are wonderful books if you're anxious to get your hands right on the keyboard. Rather than lengthy paragraphs of text, they consist of concise numbered instructions, fully labeled screen shots, tips, tables, and other succinct elements. Not only are they great learning guides suitable for the absolute beginner, but also their thorough indexes, margin tabs, and compact layouts make them excellent reference books that you'll keep using long after you've learned the basics. And, these books are reasonably priced.
Also, Outlook is a favorite writing topic of mine. Or at least it is now, after quite a few years of effort. Outlook is actually quite difficult to write about, mainly because of all the different possible configurations and connections that you need to test and learn. But when writing this book (my latest one covering Outlook), I think I finally got it all together!
In this book, I strongly emphasize setting up and configuring Outlook, because that's the toughest part of using the program. (Once you get the program installed and all your e-mail and fax accounts set up, using Outlook is easy!) In fact, I included more information on this topic than I saw in any of the other Outlook books I read. This material should save you a lot of frustration!
Topics on this page:
Introduction—read an excerpt from the Introduction
Chapter 1: Setting Up Outlook 2000
Chapter 2: Getting Started Using Outlook
Chapter 3: Working with Outlook Items
Chapter 4: Working with Outlook Folders
Chapter 5: Using Outlook Today
Chapter 6: Using the Inbox to Manage Messages
Chapter 7: Using the Calendar
Chapter 8: Using the Contacts Folder
Chapter 9: Using the Tasks Folder
Chapter 10: Using the Journal
Chapter 11: Using the Notes Folder
Chapter 12: Managing Your Disk Files in Outlook
Chapter 13: Exploring the Web in Outlook
Chapter 14: Customizing Outlook
Appendix A: Configuring Outlook
Note that some or all of these errors might have been corrected in more recent printings of the book.
page 4, top:
"...every time you start Widows" should of course be "...every time you start Windows"
page 49, step 3, second sentence:
The button shown is actually a Close button, such as the one displayed in the upper-right corner of a Notes form. You can see an example of a Save And Close button in Figure 3.14.
page 53, step 3, first sentence:
"Choose Font > Paragraph" should be "Choose Format > Paragraph"
page 186, step 7, second sentence:
"if you checked Send me a status report when this task is complete" should read "if you checked Keep an updated copy of this task on my task list"
page 187, first sentence:
"and you originally checked the Send me a status report when this task is complete option" should read "and you originally checked the Keep an updated copy of this task on my task list"