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Entourage 2008 for Mac Essential Training

with Garrick Chow

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.
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  1. 1m 4s
    1. Welcome
      1m 4s
  2. 14m 51s
    1. The toolbar
      5m 21s
    2. The Favorites bar
      2m 13s
    3. The main window and the Quick Filter
      3m 58s
    4. Components overview
      3m 19s
  3. 24m 20s
    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 46s
  4. 27m 51s
    1. Importing contacts from the Address Book
      3m 26s
    2. Adding contacts
      6m 46s
    3. Display and search options
      6m 52s
    4. Creating groups
      3m 1s
    5. Working with vCards
      3m 21s
    6. Exporting contacts
      4m 25s
  5. 24m 1s
    1. Viewing the Calendar
      6m 26s
    2. Adding events
      10m 58s
    3. Sending and receiving invitations
      6m 37s
  6. 33m 41s
    1. Working with notes
      5m 58s
    2. Creating tasks
      5m 9s
    3. Flagging an item as a to-do
      6m 19s
    4. Linking items
      5m 2s
    5. Using My Day
      11m 13s
  7. 28m 53s
    1. Creating a new message
      7m 17s
    2. Formatting text
      3m 32s
    3. Adding a signature
      4m 33s
    4. Adding attachments
      5m 18s
    5. Replying to email
      2m 43s
    6. Forwarding and redirecting email
      3m 0s
    7. Sending email
      2m 30s
  8. 25m 10s
    1. Checking for new mail
      3m 9s
    2. Receiving and saving attachments
      4m 42s
    3. Managing junk mail
      7m 57s
    4. Creating message folders
      5m 0s
    5. Creating message rules
      4m 22s
  9. 16m 30s
    1. Creating a new project
      4m 55s
    2. Adding items to the project
      8m 59s
    3. Backing up the project
      2m 36s
  10. 23s
    1. Goodbye
      23s

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3h 17m Beginner Feb 29, 2008

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From setting up Entourage as the default mail application to managing projects across the other Office applications, Entourage 2008 Essential Training teaches users how to fully take advantage of this software. Instructor Garrick Chow begins by covering how to create and configure accounts and import Address Book information, and then moves on to explore working with the Calendar to adding and updating events, sending and receiving invitations, flagging to-do items, creating project plans, and more.

Topics include:
  • Creating and configuring new accounts
  • Making Entourage the default email application
  • Importing contacts from other applications
  • Syncing with Apple Address Book and iCal
  • Managing events
  • Flagging items as to-dos
  • Writing and sending email
  • Receiving and saving attachments
  • Creating a new project in the Project Center
Subject:
Business
Software:
Entourage
Author:
Garrick Chow

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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