In this video, staff author Jess Stratton shows users how to use a built-in tool in Outlook to create voting buttons, and see the tallied results in an email message.
- [Instructor] Voting buttons in Outlook are a fun and easy way to get quick feedback without having to create complex forms or do any tabulation yourself. To create a voting button, click New Email from the home ribbon tab on the top left-hand side. Now address and create the email as normal. I'll send this one to myself also. After you've created the email, click the Options ribbon tab and choose Use Voting Buttons.
Outlook gives you some default choices, but let's click Custom. In the dialog box that pops up, I can put in my own choices as long as I separate them with a semi-colon. I'll click Close. And now send. I sent the email to myself so that I can show you what the voting process looks like.
Outlook is saying that the message includes voting buttons. Click here to vote. I'll click right where it says it and cast my vote. I can either send the response now or edit the response before sending if I wanted to include a message. I'll click okay to send it. And when someone casts their vote, I'll get an email. There's a few things that I can do. I can see their vote here, but if I wanna see the total amount of votes, I can click the I with a circle around it and select View voting responses.
I can see everybody that I sent the vote to, what their response is, and when they responded. At the very top, I can see the voting tallies. When I'm done, I can click the x to close out of the response. And that is how you can create fun voting buttons in Outlook.
- Connecting your email account to Outlook
- Reading mail
- Searching for mail
- Organizing mail with flags, folders, and rules
- Creating and sending new email
- Creating new contacts
- Adding delegates
- Creating meetings and appointments in the Outlook calendar
- Creating tasks
- Backing up Outlook data
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 11/09/2018. What changed?
A: A new video was added that covers the simplified ribbon in Office 365.
1. The Latest Features in Office 365
Simplified ribbon1m 4s
2. Get Started and Connect Accounts
3. Read Mail
4. Organize Mail
5. Create and Send Mail
6. Create and Work with People
7. Work with Delegates
8. Work with the Calendar
9. Work with Tasks and Outlook Data
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