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In Outlook 2010 Power Shortcuts, author David Diskin shares an assortment of time-saving tips and tricks to maximize efficiency and productivity in Outlook 2010. The course covers tips for organizing and sending email, working with tasks, scheduling appointments, and maintaining contact lists. Also included are tutorials on email etiquette, Outlook customization, and much more. A quick reference guide to shortcut keys accompanies the course.
Welcome to chapter 3 "Creating, Forwarding, and Replying to Emails," loaded with power shortcuts and advice to help save you time while composing, make your e-mails look better, and a few handy tricks. We'll start off with some shortcut keys. Are you ready? You can start a new e-mail from anywhere within Outlook by pressing Ctrl+Shift+M. It even works while you're looking at your contacts. If you have an e-mail selected, you can reply to the author by pressing Ctrl+R.
To reply to all, use Ctrl+Shift+R and to forward, use Ctrl+F. Once you've got an e-mail opened, you can begin addressing it and type in the subject and body. We can do that without our mouse as well. Let's go ahead and type the recipient. The next video has shortcuts specifically about selecting recipients, so I'll save that for later. But for now make sure you know that you can press Tab to move through to To, Cc, Subject, and body fields of your e-mail.
You don't even need to use the mouse. Shift+Tab moves backwards through those same fields. Once I finished writing my e-mail, I can press Alt+S to send it off. No mouse required. Did you catch all those? If not, check out the exercise files for a complete list of shortcuts mentioned in the course. Next up, let's talk about using shortcuts to address your e-mail.
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