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January 19, 2011

2 Outlook 2007 Training Sessions

These are 2 Outlook 2007 Training Sessions, each with a Tutorial and a Workshop Manual, from Hillsborough Community College. This Outlook training provides detailed explanations and are illustrated with screen shots to help you master Outlook’s important features and functionality. The first two links make up the Outlook 1 training session as an animated Outlook tutorial and a workbook manual in pdf format. The second two comprise the Outlook 2 training and are in the same formats. Also available is a how-to video for Sharing an Outlook Distribution List.

Outlook Animated Tutorial 1

Part 1: Layout & Navigation for Outlook 2007
Part 2: Tabs & Ribbons including Contextual Tools, Dialogue Box Launcher
Part 3: Toolbars & Options including MS Office Button, Quick Access Toolbar (QAT), Messages
Part 4: Insert & View including Attachments, Insert Tab, Create E-Mail Signature
Part 5: New Contacts & Distribution Lists
Part 6: Test for knowledge to qualify and receive Outlook I certificate of completion

Outlook Workshop Manual 1  (26 pages, 1.86mb, pdf)

 - Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 
 - The New Outlook Environment
 - The Office Outlook Window
 - Navigation Pane
 - To-Do Bar
     – Activity 1
 - Ribbon
 - Contextual Tools
 - Dialogue Box Launcher
 - Microsoft Office Button
 - Quick Access Toolbar (QAT)
 - Open/Read E-Mail Message
 - Create/Send New Message
     – Activity 2
 - Insert Tab
 - View/Send Attachments
 - Create E-Mail Signature
    – Activity 3
 - New Contact
 - Distribution Lists
 - Basic Keyboard Shortcuts in Outlook 2007
    – Final Activity

Outlook Training 1 Tutorial and Manual Objectives:
At the end of Access 1 training, you should be able to:

  1. Start and Quit Microsoft Office Outlook 2007;
  2. Describe the new Outlook 2007 Environment;
  3. Identify and use all elements of the Main screen;
  4. Use and modify the Navigation Pane;
  5. Use and modify the To-Do Bar;
  6. Locate and use Tabs, Groups and Commands in Outlook 2007 ;
  7. Use Contextual Tools;
  8. Locate and use the Dialogue Box Launcher;
  9. Locate and use the Microsoft Office Button;
  10. Locate and Customize the Quick Access Toolbar (QAT);
  11. Open/Read e-mail Message;
  12. Preview Attachments to a message received
  13. Describe differences between Reply and Reply All;
  14. Create/Send New Message;
  15. Attach a file to an e-mail message;
  16. Spell check an e-mail message;
  17. Apply special options to an e-mail message;
  18. Locate and use the Insert Tab;
  19. Create a personal Signature;
  20. Locate and use the Format Tab;
  21. Create a new Contact in the Contact List;
  22. Create a Distribution List;
  23. Identify Basic Keyboard Shortcuts for Outlook 2007.

Outlook Animated Tutorial 2

Part 1: Customize Your Workspace
Part 2: Folders & Flags including Creation and Categorizing
Part 3: Sorting & Out of Office Assistant including Grouping and Options Tab
Part 4: Calendar including Tasks & Lists, Sharing, Appointments, Meeting Requests
Part 5: Instant Search & Outlook Help
Part 6: Test for knowledge to qualify and receive Outlook II certificate of completion

Outlook Workshop Manual 2
(26 pages, 1.86mb, pdf)

 - Overview
     – Pre-Requisite Activity
 - Personalize Your Workspace
     – Increase Workspace
     – Activity 1
 - Managing Messages
     – Create Folders
     – Categorize Messages
     - Flag Messages
     - Update Outlook 2003 Flags to Color Categories
     - Sort Messages
     - Group Messages
     - Options Tab
     - Request Message Receipts
     - Activity 2
     – Out of Office Assistant
 - The Calendar Environment
 - Time Management
     - Daily Tasks and To-Do Lists
     - Sharing Calendars
     - Calendar Sharing via E-Mail
     - Create Appointment
     - Respond to Meeting Request
 - Instant Search
 - Outlook Help
     – Final Activity

Outlook Training 2 Tutorial and Manual Objectives:
At the end of Access 2 training, you should be able to:
  1. Perform skills covered in Outlook module one;
  2. Manage and manipulate the Workspace layout and appearance;
  3. Create, manage and organize Folders;
  4. Sort, manage and categorize messages;
  5. Request Message and Read receipts;
  6. Identify and use the Search feature;
  7. Set up and manage automatic message replies;
  8. Apply rules to messages and calendars;
  9. Identify parts and features of the Outlook calendar;
  10. Explore various Calendar views;
  11. Use and Customize the Calendar;
  12. Create and work with Appointments, Events, and Meeting Requests;
  13. Respond to Meeting Requests;
  14. Create and work with Tasks;
  15. Customize Toolbars, Menu Bars and Calendar Properties;
  16. Share Calendar information and apply Permission levels;
  17. Define and know how to download Instant Search component;
  18. Use the Outlook help feature.

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