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Outlook 2013 Essential Training

Creating voting buttons in a message


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Outlook 2013 Essential Training

with Jess Stratton

Video: Creating voting buttons in a message

A neat feature in Microsoft Outlook is the ability to include Voting buttons in an email. This way, you can poll your users without having you do any sort of tallying yourself. To create a vote, you go into your Inbox and choose New Email from the Home Ribbon Tab. Click on To and address the email to any Outlook user you want to send the vote to, you can even choose yourself. When you're all done, click OK and put in a Subject line, then go down to the Body of the email and you can type it just like any other message.
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  1. 43s
    1. Welcome
      43s
  2. 14m 45s
    1. Getting started
      2m 16s
    2. Touring the Outlook interface
      3m 54s
    3. Exploring the Ribbon
      4m 50s
    4. Exploring the Navigation and Status bars
      3m 45s
  3. 19m 40s
    1. An overview of adding accounts
      55s
    2. Adding an IMAP, Exchange, or POP account automatically
      1m 55s
    3. Adding an IMAP, Exchange, or POP account manually
      3m 22s
    4. Adding a Facebook and LinkedIn account using the Social Connector
      3m 18s
    5. Adding an RSS feed
      3m 28s
    6. Connecting to an iCloud account
      2m 57s
    7. Connecting with SkyDrive
      3m 45s
  4. 23m 14s
    1. Reading mail
      4m 54s
    2. Customizing the inbox
      5m 45s
    3. Saving attachments from a message
      3m 25s
    4. Searching mail
      3m 23s
    5. Flagging messages as junk mail
      3m 4s
    6. Finding messages quickly
      2m 43s
  5. 27m 22s
    1. Using conditional formatting to change font and color
      3m 43s
    2. Creating follow-up flags and color categories
      5m 49s
    3. Organizing mail into folders
      3m 42s
    4. Using Quick Steps to process messages
      4m 26s
    5. Using mail rules to process messages
      4m 40s
    6. Cleaning up your mailbox
      5m 2s
  6. 26m 32s
    1. Creating a new message
      3m 17s
    2. Replying to and forwarding a message
      3m 12s
    3. Formatting a message
      3m 43s
    4. Creating voting buttons in a message
      1m 57s
    5. Adding signatures
      2m 27s
    6. Sending an out-of-office or autoreply email
      4m 11s
    7. Exploring delivery options
      2m 39s
    8. Creating personal stationery
      4m 5s
    9. Exploring other mail settings
      1m 1s
  7. 22m 15s
    1. Introducing the Address Book
      51s
    2. Creating a new contact
      5m 17s
    3. Creating a new contact group
      2m 48s
    4. Assigning a category to a contact
      2m 38s
    5. Searching for contacts quickly
      3m 23s
    6. Moving and copying contacts into folders
      2m 1s
    7. Sharing contact data with others
      3m 38s
    8. Getting driving directions to a contact's address
      1m 39s
  8. 31m 22s
    1. Introducing the calendar
      4m 59s
    2. Creating an appointment and a reminder
      5m 44s
    3. Creating a meeting
      5m 5s
    4. Chairing a meeting
      2m 50s
    5. Responding to a meeting invitation
      3m 6s
    6. Opening other calendars
      3m 58s
    7. Printing, emailing, and sharing the calendar
      4m 7s
    8. Setting calendar preferences
      1m 33s
  9. 6m 24s
    1. Introducing tasks
      2m 6s
    2. Creating and assigning tasks
      2m 17s
    3. Creating notes
      2m 1s
  10. 13m 35s
    1. Exporting PST and OST data files
      3m 12s
    2. Reusing text by creating Quick Parts
      3m 14s
    3. Inserting pictures, charts, and screenshots into messages and calendar entries
      3m 24s
    4. Setting language preferences
      2m 19s
    5. Setting advanced general Outlook options
      1m 26s
  11. 27s
    1. Next steps
      27s

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Outlook 2013 Essential Training
3h 6m Appropriate for all Feb 08, 2013

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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.

Topics include:
  • Exploring the Ribbon
  • Adding an IMAP, Exchange, or POP account automatically
  • Connecting to iCloud or SkyDrive
  • Saving attachments
  • Searching mail
  • Flagging messages
  • Using mail rules to process messages
  • Replying to and forwarding a message
  • Adding signatures
  • Creating new contacts
  • Creating and responding to meeting invitations
  • Setting up advanced options
Subjects:
Business Productivity Email Teacher Tools Education Student Tools
Software:
Office Outlook Office 365
Author:
Jess Stratton

Creating voting buttons in a message

A neat feature in Microsoft Outlook is the ability to include Voting buttons in an email. This way, you can poll your users without having you do any sort of tallying yourself. To create a vote, you go into your Inbox and choose New Email from the Home Ribbon Tab. Click on To and address the email to any Outlook user you want to send the vote to, you can even choose yourself. When you're all done, click OK and put in a Subject line, then go down to the Body of the email and you can type it just like any other message.

When you're all done, go to the Options Ribbon Tab and choose Use Voting buttons. Outlook gives you some canned choices, but you can also go down to Custom, from here we can put in as many choices as we want, as long as they're separated by a semicolon. The last option doesn't have to have to have a semicolon, when you're all done, hit Close and you're ready to send your email. Now I sent it to myself, so I can show you what it looks like when you actually get a Vote in an email. This is what they're going to see.

Here's your email and they see Vote by clicking Vote in the respond group above. So I can come up here and cast my vote. Here are the choices that I created earlier. I can either Send the response now or put in a response if I want to ad some more text to it, I'm fine with sending my vote and I'm going to hit OK. I've now cast my own vote. So let's see how to look at the results. When an email comes in, when somebody has cast a vote, it's actually going to come in to my Inbox like this.

I can double-click on it and see what they responded, but I can actually click on this little Exclamation Mark (!) and select View Voting Reponses. Now I can see all the people I sent the vote to, what they responded, and up top, I can get a number of tabulation of what the totals are. So that is how you cast a vote in Microsoft Outlook.

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