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Outlook 2000 for Windows Visual QuickStart Guide Outlook 2000 for Windows Visual QuickStart Guide

By Michael J. Young

Published by Peachpit Press
Pages: 271
ISBN: 0-201-69952-4

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"

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