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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.
If you're a multitasker, this next tip is for you--especially if you have multiple monitors on your desk. I find this invaluable when I'm writing an e-mail to tell someone dates that I am available for training, or when I want to bring up my contacts without losing my place in my e-mail. Ready to see how easy this is? Right-click on any of the Outlook navigation buttons, such as Calendar, Contacts, or Tasks in the lower-left corner. Choose Open in New Window, and that's it. With the new window open, you can move it around, drag it to a second monitor if you have one, minimize it, maximize it, or anything else you like.
When you're done with the window, just close it using the X in the upper-right corner, although I usually leave these two open for the entire day. And don't forget, the Alt+Tab shortcut lets you switch between active windows. Now let's move on to tip number 3.
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