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Learn how to leverage the power of Microsoft Outlook to stay on top of all your important connections. In this course, author Jess Stratton introduces you to navigating your email messages, calendar, and contacts in Outlook 2013. The course begins with a tour of the interface and shows how to connect to a wide variety of mail, social media, and cloud computing accounts, including IMAP and POP accounts, Facebook, LinkedIn, and even RSS feeds. Jess also shows how to quickly create, send, and read email and reduce your inbox clutter; organize, group, and share contacts; and stay on schedule with calendars and tasks.
Notes in Outlook 2013 is an electronic version of the classic yellow post-it note. You can use them to quickly jot questions or reminders and even leave it on the screen where you can see them conveniently even if you have Outlook minimized. To get into Notes click the three dots (...) in the Navigation Bar and choose Notes. I can then click New Note from the Home ribbon and it actually creates a little yellow post-it note. I can type my reminder and when I'm done, I can click the header to slide it around anywhere I want on the screen.
Even if I have Outlook minimized, it will still stay on my Desktop, but it's important to note that if I close Outlook it will go away. I can close out of it at any time by clicking the X at the top right-hand corner. It doesn't delete it, it just closes it. And if I want to delete it, I can highlight my note and select Delete. I can create another note wherever I am in Outlook, even my Inbox by hitting Ctrl+Shift+N. I can then type it again and move it around wherever I want.
Again, to get back into my Notes, I can click the three dots and select Notes and I can see them both. Even if I've accidentally closed out on my post-it note, I can bring it back up at any time by double-clicking on it. The last thing I can do is actually forward it to somebody else. In the top left-hand corner of the note I can click once and say Forward. I can then send it to whoever I want. Actually there is one last thing.
I can categorize my notes to actually change the color of them. For example if I right-click on a note, I can select Categorize and choose Personal or any category that I want. Now my note is purple and is a visual reminder to me what that note is actually is. So that's how you use sticky note reminders in Outlook.
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