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Learning about the Ribbon

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Outlook 2007 Essential Training

with Sean Conrad

Video: Learning about the Ribbon

Learning about the Ribbon provides you with in-depth training on Business. Taught by Sean Conrad as part of the Outlook 2007 Essential Training
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  1. 1m 37s
    1. Welcome
    2. Starting Microsoft Office Outlook 2007
      1m 18s
  2. 5m 19s
    1. What is Microsoft Office Outlook 2007?
    2. Exploring the user interface
      1m 32s
    3. Learning about the Ribbon
      2m 11s
    4. Using the Office button and the Quick Access toolbar
  3. 18m 3s
    1. The Inbox
    2. Reading email
      2m 13s
    3. Flagging for follow-up
      2m 6s
    4. Categorizing messages
      2m 1s
    5. Previewing attachments
      3m 44s
    6. Organizing messages
      3m 4s
    7. Dragging messages to create other items
      1m 27s
    8. Finding messages
      1m 16s
    9. Deleting messages
      1m 14s
  4. 23m 12s
    1. Creating a message
    2. Addressing email
      3m 39s
    3. Formatting text
      2m 10s
    4. Attaching and inserting
      6m 38s
    5. Flagging
      1m 41s
    6. Proofing tools
      1m 43s
    7. Sending email
    8. Sending and receiving internet email
      1m 21s
    9. Replying and forwarding
      2m 15s
    10. Resending a message
    11. Recalling and replacing a message
      1m 48s
  5. 31m 51s
    1. Viewing the Calendar
      1m 59s
    2. The different types of Calendar items
    3. Creating Appointments
      1m 9s
    4. Setting Appointment details pt. 1
      4m 45s
    5. Setting Appointment details pt. 2
    6. Creating Meetings and inviting people
      3m 46s
    7. Responding to Meeting Requests
      4m 11s
    8. Creating Events
      2m 15s
    9. Creating Tasks
      3m 1s
    10. Adding Holidays
    11. Printing the Calendar
      1m 30s
    12. Sharing Calendars
      4m 15s
    13. Managing multiple Calendars
      2m 30s
  6. 22m 11s
    1. Viewing Contacts
      1m 6s
    2. Searching for Contacts
      1m 48s
    3. Creating a new Contact
      4m 0s
    4. Editing the details of a Contact
      5m 56s
    5. Configuring business cards for Contacts
      4m 23s
    6. Categorizing Contacts
    7. Creating Distribution Lists
      3m 9s
    8. Printing Contacts
  7. 9m 30s
    1. Viewing Tasks
      1m 26s
    2. Creating a new Task
    3. Setting Task details
      4m 4s
    4. Using Reminders
      2m 16s
    5. Completing and deleting Tasks
  8. 4m 10s
    1. Creating new Notes
      1m 36s
    2. Forwarding Notes
    3. Date/Time Stamps
    4. Categorizing Notes
  9. 32m 20s
    1. Adding additional email accounts
      3m 13s
    2. Creating and using Signatures
      3m 36s
    3. Customizing the look of your email messages
      2m 19s
    4. Polling with Outlook
      2m 51s
    5. Tracking messages
      3m 16s
    6. Directing replies to another email address
      1m 13s
    7. Configuring the Junk E-mail Filter
      8m 30s
    8. Using Rules to stay organized
      4m 35s
    9. Reading RSS feeds
      2m 47s
  10. 9m 23s
    1. Cleaning up your mailbox
      1m 3s
    2. Configuring Outlook options
      4m 34s
    3. Backing up and restoring your Outlook information
      3m 46s
  11. 10s
    1. Goodbye

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Learning about the Ribbon
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Learning about the Ribbon provides you with in-depth training on Business. Taught by Sean Conrad as part of the Outlook 2007 Essential Training

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Outlook 2007 is the latest full-featured emailing and contact management software from the Microsoft Office suite. Instructor Sean Conrad explains each of Outlook 2007's components and new features in detail, from the basics of the main interface to the more advanced elements of the application. Sean covers the Office button and the Quick Access toolbar as well as the ins and outs of reading and writing email. He delves into using the advanced filtering features to prioritize incoming mail and avoid unwanted spam or files. Sean also explains how to integrate Outlook's Calendar and Notes features for increased productivity.


Learning about the Ribbon

Outlook 2007 has a new user interface feature called the Ribbon. The Ribbon is available whenever you're creating or editing an object. So let's create a New Mail Message and take a look at the Ribbon. Here it is at the top. The Ribbon is a fancy name for a context-sensitive toolbar, and it's going to change depending on what type of object you are working on, and what you're doing. And it's been designed so that the things you would do most commonly should be available right away. And the most common actions to do are usually much larger buttons.

The Ribbon is broken down into multiple tabs. So we have the Message tab, as well as, if I'm trying to do something like insert a picture into my document here, into my e-mail and I don't see it, I can try the Insert tab, and here I can find the option to Insert a Picture into my e-mail. Let's go back to the Message tab. Within each tab, the different controls are things you can do, are broken down into groups. So all of the texts editing options are here within the basic text group in the Message tab of the Ribbon. Also look for down arrows in the Ribbon.

And that means there might be more to do here. For example, I don't want to just follow up with this particular e-mail message, but I want to do something else with it or something more in-depth. So I'll hit this down arrow so, instead of just following it up today, I can say, Add a Reminder, or I can Flag it For Recipients, so it gives you many more options. If you want to do some proofing other than just a spell check, click this down arrow, and there's many more Proofing tools available here. So look for those down arrows, and if you're looking for something more in-depth, click on those to see what else is available. In the bottom right-hand corner of each group is a little button that will allow you to bring up the options for each of those things.

So for example, in the basic text group, if I click it, we have the full options box for fonts. In the Follow Up options group, we have the full options for the message. So if you want detailed options, look for the little button in the bottom right-hand corner of each group. If you've used Outlook, or indeed Microsoft Office in the past, this will be a little bit new to you. But you'll quickly find that the things you need to do are available quickly and easily on the Ribbon, and they're usually available right where you need them.

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