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In Outlook for Mac 2011 Essential Training, author Alicia Katz Pollock provides a comprehensive overview of the full-featured email, calendar, and scheduling application from Microsoft. The course covers the key fundamentals of the program, including sending and receiving email, creating and managing contacts, and scheduling tasks and appointments. It also covers Outlook 2011 organizational features such as the Media Browser, Conversation view, My Day, the Scrapbook, and more.
AutoCorrect is a feature also found in Microsoft Word that helps you with your spelling. It automatically corrects many of your typos for you. To adjust its settings, go up to the Outlook menu and choose Preferences and then click on the AutoCorrect button on the far right. It has a number of built-in corrections for commonly misspelled words. You can also make productive use of this list for your own typos. For example, I always spell height wrong. So I can click the plus sign and type in my own instinct of misspelling, hit the Tab key, and put in the correct spelling.
Just make sure that your spelling that you type in here is actually correct. You can also use AutoCorrect to create your own abbreviations, and Outlook will replace your abbreviation with the written out term. For example, since my company name Two Trees Olive Oil is long, I can click the plus sign and add TT00 and type in Two Trees Olive Oil and hit Return. Now before we go see this in action, let's look at our other options. Outlook will automatically correct two initial caps.
So if you've held down your Shift key too long, it will fix that for you. It will also automatically capitalize the first letter of sentences, and the names of your days. Now let's take a look at your exceptions. Now because of that two letter capital initialization, if I don't want it to correct IDs, I can add that to this list, and then when I type it in, it will not fix it. I also have AutoFormat options. These again work in Word, Excel and all the other programs. Automatically creating bulleted and numbered lists, em dashes and en dashes, dot-dot-dot turning them into ellipses, hyperlinks and others.
Let's go see how this works. I'll click the red dot to close the window and open up a new email message and when I type "the height of my TT00's graphic is" now notice that as I typed it, it automatically fixed those spelling for me. AutoCorrect is a great help, so that you can type with greater accuracy.
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