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February 12, 2011

Quick Reference Cards for Office 2007 Apps and more

Here are Quick Reference Cards for 7 Office 2007 Applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, Publisher, and Visio. Also incuded are quick references for Office 2007, Windows Vista, Windows XP, IE 7 and IE8. These references, or cheat sheets, are hosted by customguide, and are available from this google search. They are in pdf format.

Office 2007 Quick Reference Card

Word 2007 Quick Reference Card

Excel 2007 Quick Referenc Card

PowerPoint 2007 Quick Reference Card

Outlook 2007 Quick Reference Card

Access 2007 Quick Reference Card

Publisher 2007 Quick Reference Card

Visio 2007 Quick Reference Card

Windows Quick Reference Card

Windows XP Quick Referenc Card

Internet Explorer 7 Quick Reference Card

Internet Explorer 8 Quick Reference Card

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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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January 7, 2011

95 Outlook 2007 and Outlook Webmail Tutorials

Here are 64 illustrated and well written Outlook 2007 Tutorials, from the University of Wisconsin. These Outlook tutorials cover and teach most of the features you need to know to effectively use the email and scheduling tool, and to manage your email messages and calendar. Features demonstrated by these tutorials include: working with attachments, signatures, stationary, and templates; managing email folders; using email filters and rules; email voting options; out of office auto-replies; message formatting; email settings; recalling messages already sent; archiving your messages; scheduling appointments and events; group schedules; shared and public calendars; customizing your calendar; and working with your contacts and distribution lists.

Also, if you need to use and learn Outlook Webmailbelow are 31 tutorials for this online email messaging tool.

General Information

Email Overview

Organizing & Managing Email

Additional Options


Navigation Pane

Calendar Basics

Additional Calendar Features

Calendar Customization & Options

Contacts Overview

Additional Features

31 Outlook Webmail Tutorials:

Email Activities

Additional Options

Calendar Activities

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August 30, 2010

82 Outlook 2007 Training Tutorials

Here are 82 well illustrated Outlook 2007 Training Tutorials, hosted by AgileConcepts. These free Outlook training materials are in Word (docx), PowerPoint (pptx), and Windows Media (wmv) file formats. They consist of 32 beginning, 49 intermediate tutorials, and 1 advanced tutorial. All of these provide well rounded descriptions and step-by-step explanations for most of Outlook’s features, including the new ones introduced in the 2007 version. These features include using and working with the following: attaching files to email messages, creating appointments and tasks on the calendar, finding email messages in your personal folders, creating and using email signatures, creating styles for your messages, creating contacts, removing unwanted messages, all keyboard shortcuts, creating spam filters, and reducing the size of your message folders. You can also use the search form to help you find what features and tasks you need.

32 Beginning Outlook 2007 Tutorials:
(docx) Adding an Attachment to an E-mail Message
(docx) Adding Contacts Names from an Open Message in Outlook
(pptx) Calendar basics: Appointments, Meetings, Events, and Tasks
(pptx) Calendars beyond the basics: Schedule Recurring Events, Set Reminders, and Organize
(pptx) Color-coding Messages by Category
(docx) Creating a Backup Copy of Rules Used in Outlook
(docx) Tips for Effective E-mail Signatures
(docx) Time-saving Tips to Organize your Inbox, Use Rules, and Search for Messages.
(wmv) Find Specific Emails Fast using Instant Search
(pptx) Finding Outlook Commands and Tools on the Ribbon
(pptx) Finding Messages
(docx) Including Contacts as Safe Senders in Outlook
(docx) Keyboard Shortcuts – Date Navigator Views
(docx) Making an Appointment or Meeting in Outlook Private
(docx) Manage your E-mail using the To-Do Bar, Rules and Filters
(docx) Creat Tasks, Flag Messages for Follow-up, and Attach Files to Tasks
(docx) Moving An Item to Another Folder
(wmv) New Time Saving Features in Outlook 2007
(docx) Outlook Work Smarter Guide: View contents, Manage tasks,
Take polls, Find messages, and Schedule meetings

(pptx) Move and Copy Messages to you Personal folders
(docx) Printing Attachments From E-mail Messages
(docx) Removing Unsafe Attachments Before Sending
(pptx) Sending Attachments and Pictures, and Line Images up with Text
(pptx) Store and Organize your Messages into Groups using Folders
(pptx) Storing options using Personal Folders to save server spac
(pptx) Tracking Messages with Flags and the To-Do Bar
(pptx) Trim the Size of your Mailbox
(docx) Turning Rules On and Off in Outlook
(pptx) How to Retrieve, Back up, and Share Messages
(docx) Using Automatic Text Formatting in Outlook.
(wmv) Creating and Using your Custom Email Signatures
(pptx) What’s new in Outlook 2007

49 Intermediate Outlook 2007 Tutorials:
(docx) Adding and Removing Address Books in Outlook
(pptx) Archive Basics: How to Use AutoArchive
(pptx) Archive your Calendar and Specify Exception
(pptx) How to Create a Business Card
(pptx) Adding Style to your Business Card
(docx) Changing an Appointment, Event or Meeting
(docx) Changing Protection Levels in the Junk E-mail Filter
(docx) Changing Your E-mail Signature
(docx) Creating a Message From a Contact
(docx) Creating Search Folders in Outlook
(docx) How to Create Contacts in Outlook
(docx) Creating Search Folders in Outlook
(pptx) Creating your Signatures
(docx) Creating your E-mail Signature and Including them in Messages
(wmv) Customizing your Calendar to Fit your Work Schedule
(wmv) Share your Contact Information using Electronic Business Cards
(docx) Forwarding a Contact in Outlook
(docx) Inserting and Attaching Files into E-mail Messages in Outlook
(docx) Keyboard Shortcuts – Formatting
(docx) Keyboard Shortcuts – Navigation in Outlook
(docx) Keyboard Shortcuts – Business and Address Card Views
(docx) Keyboard Shortcuts – Calendar
(docx) Keyboard Shortcuts – Calendar Views
(docx) Keyboard Shortcuts – Contacts
(docx) Keyboard Shortcuts – Creating an Item or File
(docx) Keyboard Shortcuts – E-mail
(docx) Keyboard Shortcuts – Format Text
(docx) Keyboard Shortcuts – Search
(docx) Keyboard Shortcuts – Table Views
(docx) Keyboard Shortcuts – Tasks
(docx) Keyboard Shortcuts – Timeline Views
(docx) How to Use Rules to Organize the Activity in your Inbox
(docx) Reducing Spam in Outlook
(docx) Scheduling a Meeting and Using the Scheduling Assistant
(docx) Scheduling an Appointment in Outlook
(docx) Setting and Removing Reminders in Outlook
(pptx) Creat Signatures with Pictures, Designs, and Hyperlinks
(docx) Stopping Use of Your E-mail Signature
(pptx) Tracking Multiple Schedules Using Calendars
(docx) Troubleshooting Instant Search in Outlook
(docx) Turning an Out of Office Assistant Rule On or Off
(docx) Turning Desktop Alerts On and Off in Outlook
(docx) Turning Sound Effects for Notifications and Reminders On in Outlook
(docx) Updating Junk E-mail Filters in Outlook
(docx) Using Instant Search to Find a Message in Outlook
(docx) Using Quick Styles in Outlook
(docx) Using the Format Painter in Outlook
(docx) Using the Junk E-mail Filter
(pptx) Using your e-mail to Take Action

Advanced Outlook 2007 Tutorial:
(docx) Adding, Configuring, and Removing an E-mail Account

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May 14, 2010

Outlook 2007 Quick References, Flashcards, Practice Tests, and Learning Games

Here are Outlook 2007 Quick References, Flashcards, Practice Tests with answers, and Learning Games. Each quick reference document lists Outlook tasks or features to be performed along with their corresponding commands or menu items using the Mouse, the Ribbon, the Shortcut Menu, and Keyboard Shortcuts. The first Outlook quick reference details 65 Outlook 2007 tasks, and the second provides the commands for  50 Outlook tasks.

 - Outlook 2007 Quick Reference 1  (4 pages, pdf format, 166kb)
 - Outlook 2007 Quick Reference 2  (3 pages, pdf format, 171kb)

Chapter 1
Practice Test
Who Wants to be a Computer Genius2?
Wheel of Terms
Crossword Puzzle Challenge

Chapter 2
Practice Test
Who Wants to be a Computer Genius2?
Wheel of Terms
Crossword Puzzle Challenge

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May 13, 2010

20 Office 2007 eBooks

Here are 20 downloadable MS Office eBooks, mostly for the Office 2007 version, including Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, and Project. These are in PDF an CHM (Windows Help) format.

Microsoft Office eBooks:
 - Outlook 2007
 - Word 2007
 - Access 2007
 - Excel 2007
 - Project 2007
 - Access 2007
 - Microsoft Office 2007
 - Excel 2007 VBA
 - Programming Excel
 - Excel Data Analysis with SQL
 - Excel VBA and dotNet
 - Access VBA
 - Access 2007 VBA

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July 23, 2009

Outlook 2007 Tutorial

Here is an Outlook 2007 Tutorial, at the University of South Dakota . This tutorial on Outlook 2007 takes you through the new features that are being introduced in Outlook 2007 over the previous version, Outlook 2003. The step-by-step guide to Outlook 2007 can really lead you from the basic to the advanced features of Outlook. This Outlook 2007 tutorial cover some of the topics like how to use flags and reminders, recalling an Email, creating a task or contact, rules, working out with calendar, processing meeting requests, using the Outlook journals, creating tasks etc. The tutorial is 32 pages in length and 882kb in size (pdf format).

Contents of Outlook 2007 Tutorial:
Some things haven’t changed
 - Using other tabs Getting Started with Outlook Options
 - Options for writing e-mail
 - Options for sending e-mail
Flags and Reminders
Recalling an Email
Use your Email to Take Action
 - Create a Task
 - Create a Contact
When the Action is Extraction
The To-Do Bar
Outlook Rules
Create a Logical Folder Structure in Outlook
 - Creating a Folder
 - Naming Folders
 - Popular Folder Structures
 - Make It a Habit!
The Outlook Calendar
Create an Appointment
Have a Meeting
 - Create a meeting request
 - Process meeting requests
Tracking Multiple Calendars
Using the Outlook Journal
 - Automatically record items and files
 - Create a task from scratch
 - Create a task from an existing task
 - Schedule time in Calendar to Complete a Task
Using Notes in Outlook

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July 18, 2009

Outlook 2007 Interactive Guide

Here is Microsoft’s Outlook 2007 Interactive Guide. This Outlook tutorial gives users an in-depth view of how to get the most from this office application. It demonstrates Outlook’s functionality with examples for every feature, guiding users on how to use this email and contact management application effectively. The list of command equivalents are also listed neatly in an xlt document linked along with this post. For a complete searchable list of command equivalents, download the Outlook ribbon mapping workbook in Excel format. This Outlook 2007 tutorial guide can also download from here.

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June 23, 2009

10 Outlook 2007 Tutorials

Here are 10 excellent Microsoft Outlook 2007 Tutorials at Microsoft Office Online in the form of Webcasts, Podcasts and video tips. Outlook is a personal information manager that contains an email application, a calendar, a contact manager, a task manager, a note taking application and a journal and is bundled with the Microsoft Office suite of desktop applications. These Outlook tutorials demonstrate the new and improved features in Outlook 2007, connecting to people at a workplace, quick tips and tricks and maximizing Outlook’s performance.

These webcasts which are recorded as live events by Microsoft Office experts and include tips for managing email in Outlook and maximizing Outlook’s performance. These Webcasts are designed to give you a more hands-on approach.

 - Top Tips for Managing Email in Outlook 2007
 - Top 10 Tips for Microsoft Office 2007 E-mail
 - Tips & Tricks for Maximizing Outlook 2007

Video tips:
These video tips are recorded directly off the presenter’s desktop as they demonstrate how to connect with people at the workplace and how to get more out of your personal information. These videos are precise and are used as a quick workflow.

 - Connecting with People at Work 256k | 750k
 - Getting More out of Your Personal Info 256k | 750k

These podcasts are the audio-only version of previously recorded webcasts and are focused on a specific function or a task in Outlook. These podcasts are usually taken from the webcasts.

 - Top 10 Tips for Microsoft Office 2007 E-mail
 - Process-Driven Collaboration with Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and Outlook 2007

These five minute webcasts focus on quick tips and tricks in Outlook and can be downloaded to your computer for offline viewing.

 - 5-Minute Outlook Webcast
 - Outlook Side By Side: What’s New & Different
 - Quick Tips for Getting the Most Out of Outlook 2007

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April 7, 2009

3 Outlook Tutorials

The 3 Outlook Tutorials described below will have you up and running in setting up and managing Outlook to work efficiently for your needs. These Outlook Tutorials cover both 2003 and 2007 versions, and explain how to manage your mailbox and organize Outlook’s Calendar.

Managing your Mailbox in Outlook 2003 Tutorial
This Outlook tutorial explains Sending and Receiving emails, setting Rules for Outlook emails and using the Address book. It also describes the difference between the Mailbox Storage and the Local Storage concepts in Outlook. 

 - About Mailbox Storage and Local Storage for Faculty and Staff In Outlook 2003
 - Archive & Folder-Specific Archive Settings In Outlook 2003
 - Managing Messages with Rules In Outlook 2003
 - Sending & Receiving Email in Outlook 2003
 - Using Contacts In Outlook 2003
 - Using Tasks In Outlook 2003

Outlook 2007 Calendaring
The Calendar feature is an important and efficient method of setting up appointments and meetings with contacts in the Address Book and this Outlook tutorial explains this feature in detail. The level of customization in the Calendar is also discussed here.

 - New in Outlook 2007
 - The Outlook 2007 Calendar Environment
 - The Different Calendar Views In Outlook 2007
 - Creating Appointments/Events/Meetings in Your Outlook 2007 Calendar

Managing your Mailbox in Outlook 2007
This Outlook tutorial covers a range of small but significant topics that help the user have a much better Outlook experience. This includes managing messages and mails, schedluing tasks and contacts in Outlook.

 - New in Office 2007
 - About Mailbox Storage and Local Storage for Faculty and Staff In Outlook 2007
 - About Local Storage In Outlook 2007
 - Archive & Folder-Specific Archive Settings In Outlook 2007
 - Managing Messages with Rules In Outlook 2007
 - Sending & Receiving Email In Outlook 2007
 - Using Contacts In Outlook 2007
 - Using Tasks In Outlook 2007

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March 30, 2009

8 Outlook 2007 Tutorials

Given below are 8 very good Outlook 2007 Tutorials at the University of New Hampshire. Outlook is Microsoft’s email client and includes a calendar, a task manager, a contact manager, and note taking as well. These Outlook 2007 Tutorials explain how to create views for individual folders, maintaining an Address Book, organizing a Calendar and using Outlook without an internet connection and synchronizing it with web mail. Also taught here is how Outlook provides an option to save space on the hard disk by archiving and organizing mails.

8 Outlook 2007 Tutorials:

Outlook Views Tutorial
This Outlook tutorial deals with the stlyes and customization you can carry out on the view available to you when you open Outlook. The arrangement of the folders, frames and windows are explained here.

Outlook Settings Tutorial
The level to which Outlook can be customized is explained in this tutorial. The Settings tab in Outlook provides a high level of customization for the user, in terms of folders, archiving and signature handling.

Outlook Mail Tutorial
This tutorial explains sending and receiving email messages using Outlook. It also provides instructions on how to create a new email, add the recipients, create signature files, and view other mailboxes.

Outlook Address Book Tutorial
The Address Book in Outlook holds all addresses from the Global Address Book and other contacts that the user has stored. This tutorial explains how to create new contacts and store their details, and also how to create contact folders and distribution lists.

Outlook Calendar Tutorial
Much like any other calendar, the Outlook Calendar stores the monthly and yearly calendar. However, the Outlook calendar differs in the sense that it allows users create and schedule meetings and appointments with contacts in the Address Book and this tutorial explains how to do just that.

Outlook Organization Tutorial
Organizing the folders in Outlook is paramount in quickly and easily finding mails. This tutorial explains the Organize Tool in Outlook 2007 which keeps the view neat and clean. It also discusses the steps for creating sub-folders and rules.

Outlook Saving Space Tutorial
Every mailbox is allowed a storage space quota. It is important that the user follows good email management principles to keep this quota in check. This tutorial explains these principles in detail and how to archive your email messages.

Outlook Offline Access Tutorial
Offline access is a way to work with outlook when a network connection. This tutorial provides instructions on how Outlook can be setup in this environment and synchronize mails without a network connection.

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February 16, 2009

Free Outlook 2007 Class

Here is HP’s Free Outlook 2007 Class, where you will learn how to manage your Inbox, present a professional image, and protect your personal data. This online 24/7 course teaches Outlook 2007 features such as the Ribbon, how to send and receive email safely, how to customize email using font styles and themes, and how to email pictures. You’ll also learn techniques for managing your Inbox using file folders and email message archiving, along with using antivirus software to protect your Inbox. You can enroll in this class for free at any time.

This Outlook class with teach you the following:
 - With what Microsoft Outlook 2007 can do: the interface, the Ribbon and views and how to send and receive email
 - Using color coding and other techniques to organize incoming emails and prioritize them
 - Scheduling meetings using the printable Calendar and sharing your availability with co-workers
 - Using themes, Quick Styles and customized signature lines to give your emails a more professional edge
 - Protecting your Inbox by backing up data and using a spam blocker, and learning how to repair a corrupt Inbox file

Outlook 2007 Class Lessons:

Lesson 1: Getting to know Microsoft Outlook 2007

Outlook 2007 is a feature-rich email client. This lesson introduces you to the Outlook 2007 interface and features, shows you how to change views to focus on groups of emails and steps through the process of sending and receiving email.

Lesson 2: Managing your Inbox, email addresses, Calendar and more
Knowing how to keep your Inbox clean and quickly prioritizing incoming mail can be a considerable time saver. This lesson covers those topics in addition to search techniques and practical business uses of the Calendar.

Lesson 3: Email tips for adding professionalism and efficiency
In this lesson, you’ll learn to use font styles, themes, signature lines, tables and more to draw attention to important information in your emails. You’ll also learn to use Quick Parts for often-used text.

Lesson 4: Email safety tips for protecting your Inbox, contacts and data
Even with strong controls in place, some spam still passes through email servers to your Inbox. This lesson covers antivirus software and spam filters to keep most of it at bay. You’ll also learn how to back up files and repair a corrupted Inbox.

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October 24, 2008

2 Outlook 2007 Training Manuals

Outlook 2007 is Microsoft’s latest email application with which you can send and receive e-mail messages, schedule appointments, and organize your contacts and addresses. You can also store and be reminded of your tasks. Outlook’s Calendar feature is one of the most-used tools in Microsoft Outlook. The Calendar lets you schedule meetings and keep track of appointments or events.

Here are two Outlook 2007 Training Manuals, along with an FAQ for Outlook Web Access, hosted by Villanova University. These materials will help you learn the Outlook’s important features for performing tasks related to email, contact, and the calendar. Outlook features taught include: OutlookItems, Message Window, the Ribbon, the Office Button and Quick Access Toolbar, the Navigation Pane, the To-Do Bar , Composing and Addressing Email, Signature, Attaching Files, Recalling Messages, Drafts, Out of Office Assistant, Opening/Saving Attachments, Sorting Messages, Managing Views, Search, Folders, Rules, Contacts, Distribution Lists, Using the Calendar, Scheduling Appointments, Working with Calendar Items, Meeting Requests, Reminders, Sharing Calendars, and Calendar Options.

Outlook 2007 Email and Contacts Training Manual
(50 pages, 2.5mb, pdf)

The Fundamentals:
What’s New in Outlook 
Understanding the Outlook Program Screen
Understanding Items
Understanding the Message Window
Understanding the Ribbon
Using the Office Button and Quick Access Toolbar
Using the Navigation Pane
Using the To-Do Bar 
Using Menus and Toolbars
Using Keyboard Commands
Using Help

Composing & Addressing E-mail:
Composing/ Addressing Email
Creating/Inserting a Signature
Attaching Files to a Message
Attaching Items to a Message
Inserting Calendars into a Message
Specifying Message Options
Recalling a Message
Saving Unfinished Messages (Drafts)
Using the Out of Office Assistant

Receiving and Sorting E-mail:
Reading E-mail
Opening/Saving Attachments
Flagging a Message for Follow-up
Using Color Categories
Sorting Messages
Changing Views

Organizing and Finding Information:
Using Instant Search
Refining a Search
Creating and Using Folders
Managing Folders
Creating a Rule
Creating a Rule with the Rules Wizard

Working with Contacts:
Adding a Contact
Adding an E-mail Sender to Your Contacts
Editing and Deleting Contacts
Changing Contact Views
Working with Distribution Lists

Outlook 2007 Calendar Training Manual

(26 pages, 1.6mb, pdf)

Using the Calendar:
Viewing/Navigating the Calendar
Scheduling Appointments/Events
Editing and Rescheduling Appointments & Events
Working with Recurring Appointments
Color-coding Calendar Items
Viewing Calendar Items
Arranging Calendar Items
Working with Meeting Requests
Setting Reminders
Sharing Calendars
Configuring Calendar Options
Printing the Calendar

FAQ for Outlook Web Access (OWA)
(11 pages, 223kb, pdf)
Outlook Web Access (OWA or WebMail) Frequently Asked Questions

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March 6, 2008

Office 2007 Training Handouts and Slides

Here are Office 2007 Training Handouts and Slides for helping you make the switch to Office 2007, from Kansas University. These Office 2007 tutorials and slides cover Office 2007 in general, along with Access, Excel, Outlook, and Word. These will show you how to use the Ribbon, which is a new user interface feature that takes some practice using to get used to. These documents are in pdf format.

Office 2007: Making the Switch
This introductory session offers an overview to the main features in Office 2007

Office 2007: Making the Switch Handout
An excellent introduction to Microsoft Office 2007 and Vista

Access 2007: Making the Switch
Access 2007: Making the Switch is designed for experienced Microsoft Access users who have worked with earlier versions of Microsoft Access and who have upgraded to Microsoft Access 2007.

Excel 2007: Making the Switch
Excel 2007 has a new design that makes your work easier, faster, and more efficient. The new Ribbon puts the commands you use most often in plain sight on your work surface instead of hidden in menus or dialog boxes. Ready-made cell styles let you quickly format your worksheet to make it easier to read and interpret. The new Page Layout view shows how your printed worksheet will look as you’re creating it. Get familiar with the new design, and to see for yourself that you won’t have to learn Excel all over again.

Outlook 2007: Making the Switch
Find commands on the Ribbon and do the things you do every day: read and send e-mail, work with appointments and meetings, and use your contacts.

Word 2007: Making the Switch
Word 2007 has been redesigned to make your work easier, faster, and more efficient. It introduces a new feature, the Ribbon, which brings the most popular commands to the forefront. See how this new workspace will enable you to create and edit documents quickly and smoothly. Get familiar with what’s new and see for yourself that you won’t have to learn Word all over again.

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September 5, 2007

Free Outlook 2007 Training

Here are Four Free Training Resources for Learning Outlook 2007. The first one is a free online course that will introduce you on using the Ribbon, finding familiar features, and understanding the new XML file format. The second one is a reference document that shows you the locations of Outlook 2003 commands in Outlook 2007. The third learning resource presents the top 10 tips for using Outlook 2007. The fourth document is a spreadsheet that cross-references all Outlook 2003 menu and toobar items to Outlook 2007′s ribbon interface.

1) Free Outlook 2007 Online Course: Up to Speed with Outlook 2007

After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Move around in Outlook 2007 and understand some of the things that have changed, and why.
  • Find commands on the Ribbon to do the things you do every day: read and send e-mail, work with appointments and meetings, and use your contacts.
  • Send and receive pictures and attachments. Ensure that recipients will be able to open attached files that use the new 2007 Microsoft Office release file formats.
This course includes:
  • Three self-paced lessons and three practice sessions for hands-on experience. Practices require Outlook 2007.
  • A short test at the end of each lesson; tests are not scored.
  • A Quick Reference Card you can take away from the course.

Outlook 2007 Course Contents

What’s changed and why
Find everyday commands in Outlook 2007
Send and receive attachments and pictures

Quick Reference Card

2) Reference: Locations of Outlook 2003 commands in Outlook 2007

This tutorial describes the items of the new Microsoft Office Fluent user interface that are in Microsoft Outlook 2007. It presents Outlook 2003 commands that you may already know, and explains how to do the same things in Outlook 2007.

3) Top 10 Tips for Outlook 2007

The first time you open Outlook 2007 you might be disappointed to see that,on the face of it, Outlook does not display the new ribbon and newinterface that you will see in the other major applications in theOffice 2007 suite such as Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Dig a little deeper under the surface, however, and you’ll see that the Ribbon and new interface are there in places. Here are our ten best tips for working with the newOutlook 2007.

4) Outlook Ribbon Mapping Workbook

This spreadsheet (.xls) maps all of the menu and toolbar features and options in Outlook 2003 to the equivalent in Outlook 2007.
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  • Edit menu
  • File menu
  • Form menu
  • Format menu
  • Help menu
  • Insert menu
  • Layout menu
  • Tools menu
  • View menu
  • Table menu
  • Envelope toolbar
  • Formatting toolbar
  • Standard toolbar
  • Tables and Borders toolbar
  • 3-D Settings toolbar
  • AutoSummarize toolbar
  • AutoText toolbar
  • Compare Side by Side toolbar
  • Diagram toolbar
  • Extended Formatting toolbar
  • Email toolbar
  • Drawing toolbar
  • Drawing Canvass toolbar
  • Forms toolbar
  • Frames toolbar
  • Function Key Display toolbar
  • Header and Footer toolbar
  • Ink Annotations toolbar
  • Ink Drawing and Writing toolbar
  • Mail Merger toolbar
  • Online Meeting toolbar
  • Organization Chart toolbar
  • Outlining toolbar
  • Picture toolbar
  • Print Preview toolbar
  • Reading Layout toolbar
  • Refresh toolbar
  • Reviewing toolbar
  • Shadow Settings toolbar
  • System toolbar
  • Text Box toolbar
  • Visual Basic toolbar
  • Web toolbar
  • Web Tools toolbar
  • Word Count toolbar
  • WordArt toolbar
  • Database toolbar
  • Control Toolbox toolbar
  • Form Design toolbar

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April 27, 2007

Free Outlook 2007 Course from Dell

What’s New in Microsoft Outlook 2007 is a free online Outlook course from Dell that will help you become more productive using Outlook 2007. This free Outlook course contains lessons which take you through using the new Office user interface and application navigation so you can better utilize Outlook’s common features. To start the free Outlook 2007 course on Dell’s web page, click on the “Launch Your Free Course Now!” link or the course’s title. (Your pop-up blocker must be disabled and free registration is required.) Below is the outline of the course’s modules.

Outlook 2007 Course Overview: Modules & Lessons:

  • Course Overview
  • Navigation Overview   
  • What’s New in Microsoft Office Outlook 2007
  • Getting Started
  • Account Manager   
  • The New User Interface   
  • Self Test   
  • Managing Your E-mail and Information 
    • Enhanced Features   
    • Color Categories   
    • RSS Subscriptions   
    • How to Connect Document Libraries to Office Outlook   
    • Self Test   
  • Managing Tasks
    • The To-Do Bar   
    • Integration of Tasks with E-mail   
    • Integration of Tasks with Calendar   
    • How to Connect Tasks from a Windows SharePoint Site with Office Outlook   
    • Self Test   
  • Managing Calendars and Appointments
    • Benefits of Internet Calendars   
    • How to Connect a SharePoint Team Calendar to Office Outlook   
    • Calendar Snapshots   
    • Improved Scheduling Capabilities with Exchange “12″   
    • How to Share Calendars with Other Exchange Users   
    • Self Test   
  • Managing and Sharing Contacts
    • Electronic Business Cards   
    • Contacts Sharing Request   
    • SharePoint Contacts in Office Outlook   
    • Self Test   
  • Glossary
  • Next Steps

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