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In addition to the dramatically different user interface shared with
other Microsoft Office 2007 programs, Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 also
includes a number of improvements and new features:
- Use the Instant Search option in Outlook 2007 to search
for keywords, dates, or other criteria to locate items in your
e-mail, calendar, contacts, or tasks. An improved visual design
displays each individual result of your search immediately, as soon
as it is available, while the search is still running.
- The new To-Do Bar integrates your tasks, e-mail messages
flagged for follow up, upcoming appointments, and calendar
information in one convenient place. With the To-Do Bar (at
the right-edge of the Outlook screen), you can easily manage your
daily priorities including tasks and appointments. The To-Do Bar
replaces the Task Pad from earlier versions.
- Organize your information in new, more visual ways with the new
Color Categories in Outlook 2007. You can add the same color
category to e-mail, calendar, and task items so that you can easily
locate all related items at a glance.
- Using the new Attachment Previewer, you can view your
attachments from within the Outlook Reading Pane in just one click.
This improvement saves you time, gives you quick insight into the
content, and allows you to view attachments in context with the
- An upgraded look for the Outlook 2007 Calendar makes it
easier to see your schedule and tasks. Bigger buttons and navigation
simplify switching between views. You’ll also notice that the new
Office 2007 Ribbon interface pops up in some Outlook views such as
creating a new e-mail message but it isn’t universally applied
across all of Outlook 2007.
- The Tasks area is also new in Outlook 2007. It shows your
current and upcoming tasks and tracks your accomplishments.
Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 integrates tasks on the calendar into
the Daily Task List so that you see them displayed beneath
your daily appointments and meetings.
- Electronic Business Cards make contacts easy to view and
easy to share. Your own business card can even be added as a part of
your e-mail signature.
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Dawn Bjork Buzbee
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and a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) as well as a certified Microsoft Office
Specialist (MOS) Master Instructor, certified Microsoft Applications Specialist
(MCAS) Instructor, and a certified Microsoft Office expert. Dawn shares smart
and easy ways to effectively use software through her work as a software
speaker, trainer, consultant, and author of 8 books.
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