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Outlook for Mac 2011 Power Shortcuts

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Video: Sending text (SMS) messages from Outlook

Are you aware that you could send an SMS text message directly from Microsoft Outlook 2011? All you need to do is create a new email message or forward an existing message if you prefer, could even be a Task or a Calendar entry if you want to forward that to a mobile device. Once you've figured that out, all you need is the phone number. That goes in the To field. And then after the phone number you will need to know the service provider for the mobile device you are sending this message to.
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  1. 1m 19s
    1. Welcome
      1m 19s
  2. 20m 26s
    1. Switching identities inside Outlook
      3m 45s
    2. Sending text (SMS) messages from Outlook
      1m 10s
    3. Speeding up your typing with AutoCorrect
      1m 35s
    4. Working offline
      2m 24s
    5. Choosing what prints from an email message
      1m 40s
    6. Replying with an excerpt only
      47s
    7. Scheduling when the Trash is emptied
      2m 48s
    8. Backing up Outlook data with Time Machine
      1m 45s
    9. Searching for content across multiple items
      1m 9s
    10. Six timesaving keyboard shortcuts
      3m 23s
  3. 36m 4s
    1. Using a folder system
      2m 52s
    2. Email organization best practices
      2m 25s
    3. Four keyboard shortcuts for organizing email efficiently
      2m 39s
    4. Changing how a folder displays
      3m 1s
    5. Tracking messages with conversation view
      2m 17s
    6. Best practices for deleting messages
      2m 59s
    7. Two rules for handling incoming messages
      6m 5s
    8. Creating a rule to automatically reply
      2m 20s
    9. Two ways to find the right email quickly
      4m 25s
    10. Saving searches with Smart Folders
      2m 2s
    11. Creating a custom arrangement
      2m 7s
    12. Automating junk email protection
      2m 52s
  4. 33m 59s
    1. Sending email with shortcut keys
      2m 13s
    2. Two address book tricks
      3m 5s
    3. Three ways to send email to groups of people
      4m 13s
    4. Five BCC tricks
      3m 59s
    5. Two attention-grabbing formatting options
      1m 30s
    6. Three email attachment tricks
      2m 16s
    7. Sending content without using an attachment
      2m 23s
    8. Reminding yourself to follow up on a message
      2m 6s
    9. Customizing multiple signatures
      2m 30s
    10. Using the Drafts folder
      2m 0s
    11. Inserting a line separator in a message
      54s
    12. Setting up an out-of-office notification
      2m 19s
    13. Five email etiquette tips
      2m 34s
    14. Five tips specifically for managers
      1m 57s
  5. 24m 3s
    1. Three ways to reschedule appointments
      2m 12s
    2. Two ways to create a recurring appointment
      3m 40s
    3. Four ways to track appointment details
      2m 35s
    4. Duplicating appointments
      1m 43s
    5. Working with time zones
      3m 11s
    6. Changing the time scale
      1m 25s
    7. Finding appointments fast
      1m 24s
    8. Seven calendar keyboard shortcuts
      2m 7s
    9. Using My Day
      3m 55s
    10. Creating your own custom calendar
      1m 51s
  6. 12m 25s
    1. Adding photos to contacts
      1m 19s
    2. Keeping track of anniversaries
      1m 26s
    3. Getting address directions
      1m 41s
    4. Three ways to view a contacts list
      1m 45s
    5. Adding a new field to a contacts list
      1m 54s
    6. Forwarding contact information
      1m 19s
    7. Adding and viewing contacts quickly
      1m 12s
    8. Syncing Outlook, Apple, and MobileMe address books
      1m 49s
  7. 9m 17s
    1. Three methods for creating tasks
      2m 47s
    2. Three options for viewing tasks
      2m 16s
    3. Three ways to change task due dates
      2m 8s
    4. Setting task reminders
      2m 6s
  8. 5m 21s
    1. Customizing the Outlook toolbar
      2m 0s
    2. Customizing the Navigation pane and the Ribbon
      2m 14s
    3. Customizing the Reading pane
      1m 7s
  9. 46s
    1. Additional resources
      46s

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2h 23m Intermediate Apr 12, 2011

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Outlook for Mac 2011 Power Shortcuts turns Outlook for Mac users into power users, with time-saving tips and tricks to maximize efficiency and productivity. Author David Rivers shares his top 10 tips, a master list of little-known features such as text messaging and the ability to work offline in Outlook, and reveals shortcuts for organizing email and dealing with the inbox, working with the calendar and contacts, and customizing the Outlook interface.

Topics include:
  • Switching identities inside Outlook
  • Text messaging (SMS) from Outlook
  • Backing up Outlook data with Time Machine
  • Creating a rule to automatically reply to messages
  • Saving searches with Smart Folders
  • Automating junk email protection
  • Sending content without attachments
  • Setting up an Out of Office notification
  • Rescheduling appointments quickly and easily
  • Finding appointments fast
  • Adding photos to contacts
  • Getting address directions
Subject:
Business
Software:
Outlook for Mac
Author:
David Rivers

Sending text (SMS) messages from Outlook

Are you aware that you could send an SMS text message directly from Microsoft Outlook 2011? All you need to do is create a new email message or forward an existing message if you prefer, could even be a Task or a Calendar entry if you want to forward that to a mobile device. Once you've figured that out, all you need is the phone number. That goes in the To field. And then after the phone number you will need to know the service provider for the mobile device you are sending this message to.

So you will need an @ sign, and then you'll need to know the details for the suffix. This can easily be found online just by searching, for example, for Rogers AT&T. I can look that up and know that it's pcs.rogers.com and type that in. Now I am ready to send the message off, but if you want to type in a new message or edit existing text, you could do that. We do want to keep text messages fairly short, say 140 characters maximum. Once you have got the text, you are ready to send it off.

It's a simple matter of hitting the Send button. Do keep in mind, however, that some recipients may have to pay for this service when they receive your text message.

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