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Components overview

From: Entourage 2008 for Mac Essential Training

Video: Components overview

Now I'd like to talk a little but more specifically about the six different components that we have up here in our Entourage toolbar. I kind of glossed over them in the first movie in this chapter. But I just want to give you a little more descriptions of some of these items here. We've already seen the Mail category and we know this is where all of our e- mail, this is where we write our e-mail, read our e-mail and manage our e-mail. We've got the address book area, so we use this are to store information about your business partners, your personal friends and any other contexts you might have. The address book is very tied into your e-mail because a lot of times when you go to compose an e-mail you'll pull addresses out of your address book. So the address book is a great area to keep all the information you have on specific people.

Components overview

Now I'd like to talk a little but more specifically about the six different components that we have up here in our Entourage toolbar. I kind of glossed over them in the first movie in this chapter. But I just want to give you a little more descriptions of some of these items here. We've already seen the Mail category and we know this is where all of our e- mail, this is where we write our e-mail, read our e-mail and manage our e-mail. We've got the address book area, so we use this are to store information about your business partners, your personal friends and any other contexts you might have. The address book is very tied into your e-mail because a lot of times when you go to compose an e-mail you'll pull addresses out of your address book. So the address book is a great area to keep all the information you have on specific people.

Next we have the calendar and the calendar is where you record any events or appointments or any other activities you need to be at or attend or do. I like to start out in the Month view myself because I can get an overview of the entire month to see what I have coming up in the coming weeks. And as you can see right now my schedule is pretty open to all but we'll fix that in a little bit. Next Notes. The Notes area is pretty nice, because this area where it's basically just there for you to record any kind of thought that comes across your mind. it doesn't have to be specific to any Project you're working on it. If you're just sitting here and you need a quick sketch pad. Maybe you're talking on the phone to somebody and you need to take some notes on your conversation or just some random thought crosses your mind, you can come into the Notes area, hit the New button and types something like, "My new jeans" for the title. "Do they make me look fat?" And I'll make that a personal note.

And we'll close and save that. And now I have a note here that I can go and refer to later so I don't forget, to check out whether my jeans make me look fat. Next to Notes we have our tasks. Now you might be tempted to put some of your tasks into notes but you should really put anything you need to accomplish, whether it's personal or business, into your Task area because you can use the Tasks window to track all this information and check off things you get them done. Notice we have our Tasks area and we have our To-do list. And this is nice because when you create a new task like "Record Entourage training movies." I could put a little note here. "Don't forget to clear throat before hitting record." And you can put things like start dates, and due dates and you can even set Entourage to remind you to get started or to check on your progress. I close that and save it.

You can see the actual checkbox you t hat I can check what it's actually done. This is nice area to come into to keep track of the things that you have to do. The last item is the Project Center and the Project Center is basically a place to track all the aspects of a particular project. So you can assign e-mails, addresses, calendar events, notes and tasks to specific projects. So lets say I'm working on a new book and I'm sending e-mails back and forth between myself, my editor, my publisher and I want to make sure those e-mails end up in projects, I can do that here. I can also make sure that all the relevant addresses of all my contacts that have to do the book end up in my project as well as. Same thing with any events or notes or tasks.

We'll get into working with the Project Center near the end of this tutorial. That should give you a little bit more detail on the six different categories found up here in the toolbar in Entourage and over the next coming chapters we'll be getting a lot more specific about the different things you can do in each of these categories.

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Entourage 2008 for Mac Essential Training

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  1. 1m 2s
    1. Welcome
      1m 2s
  2. 14m 53s
    1. The toolbar
      5m 22s
    2. The Favorites bar
      2m 14s
    3. The main window and the Quick Filter
      3m 58s
    4. Components overview
      3m 19s
  3. 24m 21s
    1. About identities and accounts
      2m 30s
    2. Creating a new account
      11m 13s
    3. Configuring POP and IMAP settings
      5m 32s
    4. Importing data from other mail applications
      3m 19s
    5. Making Entourage your default email application
      1m 47s
  4. 27m 57s
    1. Importing contacts from the Address Book
      3m 26s
    2. Adding contacts
      6m 49s
    3. Display and search options
      6m 53s
    4. Creating groups
      3m 1s
    5. Working with vCards
      3m 22s
    6. Exporting contacts
      4m 26s
  5. 24m 3s
    1. Viewing the Calendar
      6m 26s
    2. Adding events
      10m 59s
    3. Sending and receiving invitations
      6m 38s
  6. 33m 42s
    1. Working with notes
      5m 58s
    2. Creating tasks
      5m 9s
    3. Flagging an item as a to-do
      6m 20s
    4. Linking items
      5m 2s
    5. Using My Day
      11m 13s
  7. 28m 56s
    1. Creating a new message
      7m 17s
    2. Formatting text
      3m 33s
    3. Adding a signature
      4m 33s
    4. Adding attachments
      5m 19s
    5. Replying to email
      2m 44s
    6. Forwarding and redirecting email
      3m 0s
    7. Sending email
      2m 30s
  8. 25m 13s
    1. Checking for new mail
      3m 10s
    2. Receiving and saving attachments
      4m 42s
    3. Managing junk mail
      7m 58s
    4. Creating message folders
      5m 0s
    5. Creating message rules
      4m 23s
  9. 16m 31s
    1. Creating a new project
      4m 55s
    2. Adding items to the project
      8m 59s
    3. Backing up the project
      2m 37s
  10. 22s
    1. Goodbye
      22s

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