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Subscribing to blogs

Subscribing to blogs provides you with in-depth training on Business. Taught by Karen Fredricks as p… Show More

Outlook 2010 Essential Training

with Karen Fredricks

Video: Subscribing to blogs

Subscribing to blogs provides you with in-depth training on Business. Taught by Karen Fredricks as part of the Outlook 2010 Essential Training
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  1. 1m 14s
    1. Introduction
      1m 14s
  2. 9m 46s
    1. The Outlook interface
      2m 46s
    2. Starting Outlook
      2m 35s
    3. Setting up IMAP/Exchange accounts
      2m 0s
    4. Setting up POP accounts
      2m 25s
  3. 33m 48s
    1. Introducing contacts
      2m 14s
    2. Adding contacts
      6m 7s
    3. Working with business cards
      4m 42s
    4. Viewing contacts
      5m 32s
    5. Searching for contacts
      3m 13s
    6. Creating contact folders
      6m 33s
    7. Creating contact groups
      5m 27s
  4. 21m 24s
    1. Introducing email
      2m 1s
    2. Finding the inbox
      3m 18s
    3. Reading email
      3m 12s
    4. Flagging and categorizing messages
      5m 9s
    5. Organizing messages with folders
      3m 7s
    6. Searching for messages
      4m 37s
  5. 23m 57s
    1. Creating new messages
      4m 49s
    2. Formatting a message
      4m 0s
    3. Replying and forwarding
      2m 54s
    4. Adding attachments
      2m 50s
    5. Working with signatures
      4m 1s
    6. Working with autocorrect and quick parts
      5m 23s
  6. 12m 23s
    1. Setting up protection levels
      5m 34s
    2. Sending spam to the trash pile
      2m 25s
    3. Recovering messages from the spam folder
      4m 24s
  7. 22m 51s
    1. Introducing Calendar
      3m 26s
    2. Creating appointments
      4m 49s
    3. Creating meetings
      4m 7s
    4. Creating and working with multiple calendars
      4m 22s
    5. Setting events and holidays
      6m 7s
  8. 36m 35s
    1. Deleting items from Outlook
      3m 52s
    2. Configuring options
      4m 25s
    3. Using the Conversation view
      3m 34s
    4. Quick Steps
      5m 57s
    5. Setting rules to handle incoming email
      4m 47s
    6. Using drag and drop
      3m 26s
    7. Cleaning up your inbox automatically
      5m 48s
    8. Managing Outlook data
      4m 46s
  9. 12m 52s
    1. Outlook Social Connector
      3m 7s
    2. Subscribing to blogs
      2m 50s
    3. Creating notes
      2m 33s
    4. Creating and organizing tasks
      4m 22s
  10. 28s
    1. Goodbye

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Subscribing to blogs
Video Duration: 2m 50s 2h 55m Beginner


Subscribing to blogs provides you with in-depth training on Business. Taught by Karen Fredricks as part of the Outlook 2010 Essential Training

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In Outlook 2010 Essential Training, author Karen Fredricks provides in-depth instruction on the key features of Outlook 2010. The course shows how to master fundamental Outlook features including sending and receiving email, creating an address book, and scheduling activities and tasks. It also covers basic administrative tasks including backing up the data file, setting up email accounts, and organizing data both manually and automatically.

Topics include:
  • Using the Office 2010 Backstage View
  • Using and customizing the Office 2010 Ribbon
  • Using Outlook as an email client
  • Filtering email with Quick Steps
  • Scheduling with multiple calendars
  • Creating tasks for to-do items
  • Taking notes
  • Adding multiple addresses and phone numbers for contacts
  • Reading blog posts
  • Integrating with social networking sites
Business Education + Elearning

Subscribing to blogs

The RSS Feed is one of my favorite features and also one of the easiest ones to master. The RSS Feed will automatically update Outlook with the latest post from your favorite blogs. Best of all, you can search through the posts in the same way that you search through your Inbox or contact list. We find the RSS Feeds right down below our Inbox. When I click on it, you can see that I currently don't have any blog posts, but I want you to make notes of the little orange icon. Now what we're going to do is we're going to take a trip out to the Internet, and we're going to go to one of our favorite blog spots.

In this case, we're going to the blog. And what you're going to look for is that same icon, which you can see right here, that little orange icon symbol, and this is where we can subscribe to the RSS Feed. So what I'm going to do now is click on that icon, and nothing really exciting happens yet, other than the fact that I now have kind of a cryptic URL up there. And what I need to do is copy that. So I'm going to click, which highlights that entire URL.

Then I can either hold down my Ctrl key and hit the later C, or you prefer, I can do a right-click and Copy. Now armed with that information, I'm going to head back to Outlook, and I'm going to go back to my RSS Feeds area. I'm going to right-click, and I'm going to add a new RSS Feed. Now if you really want to do this the hard way, you could simply type in that URL, or you can click in that box, hold down your Ctrl key, and hit the letter V to paste it in.

Click Add and answer Yes to the prompt, and in a moment you'll start to see all of the blog posts. Now these works exactly like e-mail, and you can click on any of the posts and read it in the Preview Pane, or you can double-click on one of the posts to open it up. Now just like with Email, you can search through the blogs. I heard that there was a really cool article on virtual choirs, and I'd like to see that. But I'm not sure which article it appears in.

So I'm going to click at the top of the blogs and type in simply choir, and as I type, sure enough, Outlook was able to find the article that I wanted. If you want to remove a blog, that's an easy thing to do, as well. You can simply right-click on the blog, and click Delete Folder, answer Yes to the prompt, and the blog is gone. By adding your favorite blog sites to Outlook, updated posts will be delivered directly to Mailbox.

Not only will you never have to worry about missing a new post, you'll have one convenient spot to access all the blogs that you read.

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Q: The author covers Quick Parts in detail in Chapter 4, but doesn't mention how to delete them. How do I delete Quick Parts?
A: To delete a Quick Part, go to the Insert tab on the Ribbon. Select the Quick Parts dropdown menu and right-click on the Quick Part. Choose Organize and Delete.

The Organize and Delete dialog box will open. Select the Quick Part and clock Delete.

Note: The Organize and Delete option is selectable only in rich text editing mode. If you are composing an email in plain text mode, the option will appear grayed out.





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