TechRepublic lists a number of areas that you might explore when training is needed for a new Office version.
Here are a few:
LINKS TO TIP SHEETS AND ARTICLES
"Instead of telling your users to go out to Microsoft.com and do a search, put hyperlinks to the printer-friendly version of tip sheets and articles on your company's main portal page. Providing links to information you know they need will help you cover the training bases. And presenting the links on an internal web site they already use will show your users that it's okay to go outside of their four firewalls to learn something new. Include your favorite hyperlink in your signature line so it goes out in every e-mail you send."
. . . you can view your days and weeks in increments of 5 minutes, 60 minutes, and a variety of periods in between. You can adjust the view of your calendar according to your work week and work day; for instance, you can display Sunday through Thursday and show a normal day as being 11 in the morning to 7 in the evening if you like. Use different color schemes, and show more or less detail in your calendar.
Here is a tutorial about Outlook pre-set signatures:
"Signatures can be created in different formats and it can contain various elements. A basic signature will have just the sender’s name. Along with the name you can include acknowledgments like "Thank you", "Yours Lovingly", etc. Official or business signatures will have company name, contact number, company address, website URL, etc. Company logo or any other relevant graphic can also be used. Any text in the signature can be hyperlinked. Sometimes electronic business card or scanned signature is also used. The text of the signature can be formatted to make it more attractive. Occasionally signature will also contain disclaimer blocks like stating, "If you are not the intended recipient of the e-mail then you should delete the e-mail".
2007 apps look different because of the ribbon, but the keyboard can still be used to speed up tasks.
Microsoft has an online course that may help
After completing this course you will be able to:
Accomplish tasks by using sequential shortcut keys, known as Key Tips, shown on the Ribbon.
Navigate around the Ribbon using the TAB key and arrow keys.
Accomplish tasks by using key combinations — keys you press at the same time - exactly as you've done in previous versions of Office.
It's best to make your email rules available and well known:
" Email is a quick, cheap and easy means of communication. This makes email a great business tool, but at the same time a potential threat for employers. Email threats such as confidentiality breaches, legal liability, lost productivity and damage to reputation cost companies millions of dollars each year.
How can a company protect itself from these threats? The first step in securing your company is to create an email usage policy. After you have created your email policy you must make sure it is actually implemented. This can be done by giving regular trainings and by monitoring employees' email using email security software. "
You may find it useful when trying to develop your own E-mail policy.
If you have a photo on your computer, from a digital camera or something that has been scanned to produce a JPG, GIF, or PNG file.
Here are two choices for doing that:
Send the photo as an attachment to an email. It'll show up as an icon at the top of the email for the receiver to click and open in their picture viewer. This is the most common option.
Embed the photo into a HTML formatted message so it appears in the text of the message just like a photo in a newspaper article. This looks nicer for people who want to read the message and not necessarily work with the photo file. But there are compatibility issues to keep in mind.
Whichever way you choose, you need to keep an eye on the overall size of the message. With higher resolution cameras available it's easy to go over the recipient's limit for incoming messages.
There is a little more to it. Here is a link to a great newsletter that comes in handy again and again: Office-Watch.com
By default, Outlook 2003 blocks all HTML content that is referenced by an external location. Many junk e-mail senders put an image URL in the e-mail message. The image URL notifies the junk e-mail senders' Web server when you read or preview the e-mail message. This type of image URL is also known as a "Web beacon." An example of a Web beacon image URL is:
If you preview or open an e-mail message with this type of an image reference, this action may make you a target to receive more junk e-mail messages.
To prevent this type of Web beacon, where an HTML e-mail message contains references such as links and banners to an external URL, the Outlook 2003 HTML viewer does not automatically render the external content. Instead, when you view the e-mail message, areas in the e-mail message that should have a picture appear as a red X placeholder.
Also, you receive the following InfoBar message that indicates that the HTML content has been blocked:
Click here to download pictures.
To help protect your privacy, Outlook prevented automatic download
of some pictures in this message.
With all that warning, if you still want to do it:
There is an apocryphal story that when Outlook was first considered, it was a PDA, kind of an electronic date book.
One Microsoft manager, supposedly, questioned adding an e-mail reader, since any one who wanted to do that, could just do it on the Internet.
Another story was that Microsoft was a little slow recognizing the Internet, because their managers were too old. They were in their late 20's and when they went to school the net had not progressed that far from the Well in San Francisco.
When the young graduates entered the company, they were used to Internet access from their dorm rooms. MS woke up and swung the ship around almost overnight.
Microsoft supplies switches or flags that can be used following a Command-Line start of an application
After the Executable allow a space and the enter the Switch.
The Microsoft Outlook Help file contains an entry that lists command-line switches, which you can use to start Outlook in a specific mode or with a specific form.
This article lists additional command-line switches that are not included in the Outlook Help file.
Search for "Switches".
Here's a good one:
Starts Outlook, forces a detection of new meeting requests in the Inbox, and then adds them to the calendar
. . . you can view the header and source together in the options dialog, if you edit a registry key. This works on mail downloaded from Internet mail transports only, not Exchange server mailboxes. However, if you access the mailbox using an Internet transport, you'll see the full source.
Open the registry editor and navigate to:
Search Folders are a kind of new user interface for the Advanced Find functionality, which has been with us through several Outlook generations. The thing that makes Search Folders new and unique is the possibility for defined search criteria to be saved and represented through a kind of virtual folder in the Outlook client. What this means is it gives us a virtual folder view of the content in one or more "normal" folders, for which a search criteria has been defined.
They have include sample database downloads and the code needed to make the engine work.
"Using Microsoft Access and Outlook together can reduce manual processing of Ordering emails very substantially. I know this because sometimes it would take up to 15 minutes to undertake all the little steps of saving customer details into tables and newsletter lists. Also without software, it was very difficult to explain to other staff members what to do when an e-mail arrived. Now we can process the orders in a couple of minutes when Outlook email arrives in the correct folder."
Right click on Outlook's group headers to Collapse All or Expand All
Right-click your calendar and choose Open in New Window. When you do, Outlook opens a new window for your calendar and you can toggle back and forth using the Windows taskbar
Right-click the message in the message view window and select Options. The box "Request a read receipt for this message" under Tracking Options will have a check in it if the message was sent with a read receipt
Right click in the middle of the file name if there is a file attached. You will see the option box with the choice of Print, Save As etc…
Right the name in the email you receive if you want to add to the contact list. click on Add to Contacts in the context menu and entry for the contact will open with the name and e-mail address already filled in. Fill in the other details if required and save the contact
Right-click the folder you want to search in the Folder List or Outlook Bar and select Advanced Find
Right click on the Day planner's time scale to change the scale or access Time Zone settings.
Right click Personal Folders and choose Properties. Select Folder size to see the size of your PST
Right click on any Day/Week/Month view for a host of options, include Go to Day...
Right click on folders (including shortcuts on the Outlook bar) to see folder options
Right click the Deleted Items folder Click Empty Deleted Items Folder on the shortcut menu.
Right -click the folder you want to Archive, and then click Properties on the shortcut menu. Click on the AutoArchive tab. Specify whether you want to archive this folder and it so, whether to use the default AutoArchive settings or your own settings
Right click on any white pace in any folder view to access view options. (Double click in white space to create new items)
If you need to change or just locate where Outlook stores its information:
"With Outlook closed, open Control Panel and double-click Mail. (Type Mail in the Search box.)
In the Mail Setup dialog box, click Data Files and then click Open Folder. This opens Windows Explorer using the folder where your Outlook Personal Stores (PST) file is located. The default name is Outlook.pst. Back up that file, which contains all your messages, rules, contacts, and appointments."
Here's a trick that your manager may find helpful. Instead of asking if a note was sent, they’ll be able to find it in their own Sent Items folder.
When messages and meeting requests are sent by a delegate, on behalf of a manager, a copy of each item is saved in the delegate's Sent Items folder; this behavior is by design.
To save sent items to the manager's Sent Items folder and not the delegate's Sent Items folder, the delegate must be logged on as the manager. This may not be acceptable because of privacy or security concerns. By design, items that are sent by a delegate cannot appear in someone else's Sent Items folder.
A solution is for the manager to grant permissions to their Sent Items folder to the delegate. The delegate can then move or copy the items from their own Sent Items folder to the manager's Sent Items folder after they open the manager's mailbox as an additional mailbox. To do this:
In the Folder List, right-click the Sent Items folder, and then click Properties.
On the Permissions tab, click Add.
Click to select the delegate from the address list, click Add, and then click OK.
Click to select the newly added name, and then click to select the appropriate permission level. Note that the Non Editing Author option is the minimum permission to set.
Click Apply, and then click OK. Repeat the previous steps for the Outlook Today root level folder.
The delegate can now copy or move items to the manager's Sent Items folder.
Messages are not stored in Search Folders. Search Folders are virtual folders that contain views of all e-mail items matching specific search criteria.
Search Folders display the results of previously defined search queries. The e-mail messages shown remain stored in one or more Outlook folders.
In Mail, in the Navigation Pane, there are three default Search Folders
For Follow Up,
Any e-mail item with a flag appears in the For Follow Up Search Folder.
E-mail items that are larger than 100 kilobytes (KB) appear in the Large Mail Search Folder.
All unread e-mail items appear in the Unread Mail Search Folder.
Right click the Searchfolder icon to create a new Search folder.
When you create a Search Folder, you have a number of options to choose from, such as "Mail with attachments" or "Mail from specific people."
You can also create your own custom Search Folders, defining specific search criteria that e-mail messages must meet to be displayed in the Search Folder. Each Search Folder is a saved search that is kept up-to-date, monitoring all of your folders for any item that matches the search criteria of the Search Folder. When you delete a Search Folder, the e-mail messages shown in the Search Folder are not deleted, because those items are never saved, only viewed, in a Search Folder. However, if you open or select one or more e-mail messages shown in a Search Folder and delete the e-mail messages, the messages will be deleted from the Outlook folder where they are stored.
Outlook's search folders retain the results and remain up-to-date by adding new messages to the search folder as they arrive, provided you view the contents at least once every 8 days. If you use the folder less often, Outlook will need to rerun the search. Because Outlook has a limit of 20 search folders, use Advanced Find for less used searches. When you save the Advanced Find search, it's almost as fast and convenient as Search Folders. Advanced Find allows you to save the searches as Office Saved Searches (*.oss). Choose File, Save Search.
Once saved to your hard drive, you can copy them to any folder within Outlook, or drop it on the Outlook bar for easy access. To run the search, just double click on it.
It's actually just a simple table with a couple of additions. (free)
HTMLCAL is a Web calendar maker and editor that lets you maintain a group calendar for your Web site or intranet.
This software will let you maintain live calendars on your site that anyone can view or update from any Web browser. ($25)
HTML Calendar Maker Pro was designed with ease of use in mind. Now you can type your events quickly and easily and they will be transformed into a customized and professional monthly calendar within seconds. Simply follow the on-screen tutorial to create your calendar and then place the finished web page on your site. It's perfect for planning for the weeks ahead or noting past historic events. ($26.50 +)
(change 10.0 to 9.0 for Outlook 2000 SP3,11.0 for Outlook 2003, 12.0 for Outlook 2007)
Under that key, add a new string value named Level1Remove.
For the value for Level1Remove, enter a semicolon-delimited list of file extensions. For example, entering this:
would unblock Microsoft Access files and Internet shortcuts. Note that the use of a leading dot was not previously required, however, new security patches may require it. If you are using "mdb;url" format and extensions are blocked, add a dot to each extension.
Note also that there is not a space between extensions.
If you are using this registry entry, a glance at Help>About Microsoft Outlook will show Security Mode: User Controlled above the license information.
After applying this registry fix or using one of the above tools, the user still has to save the attached file to a system drive before opening it. In effect, the fix rolls the attachment behavior back to Outlook 2000 SR-1, with its included Attachment Security Fix.
An end-user cannot bypass this "save to disk" behavior and open the file directly from the mail message, though an Exchange administrator can.
You can only change the font size for the Reading Pane in Outlook 2003 by right clicking the tiny grey border around the Reading Pane.
When you do click the menu item then move to another email, the option switches back to Medium for the next message.
The menu items have no effect (the font sizes don't change) on 90% of corporate mail including RTF and WordMail.
Is this totally broken or am I totally broken?"
I can't find a way to make the change permanent either, but:
Some users prefer the better visibility of a larger font size for reading their messages in the Reading or "preview" pane. You can make the text or font in the pane larger or smaller by using the scroll wheel on your mouse. Using the scroll wheel is the only way you can change the text size, although more options are being considered for a future version of Outlook.
Use the Reading Pane, highlighted in red, to preview your messages without having to open them. Click in the Reading Pane, press CTRL, and roll the scroll wheel. Rolling the wheel away from you makes the text bigger, rolling it towards you makes the text smaller.
Note The text size doesn't persist when you change views. If you go to your Calendar, for example, or another mail folder like Sent Items, the text goes back to the default size.
For information about the OL interface, see Slipstick.com.
The Advance Fee Fraud (AFF) is known internationally as "4-1-9" fraud after the section of the Nigerian penal code which addresses fraud schemes.
(BTW, it is pronounced 4-1-9, not four-nineteen.)
You've most probably been approached via email to help some poor soul smuggle millions out of some war torn province in return for a generous finder's fee.
"A renowned psychiatrist from UC Irvine was duped into squandering at least $1.3 million of his family's fortune on a Nigeria Internet scam, according to a lawsuit recently filed by his son.
The son, also an Orange County doctor, said his father - Dr. Louis A. Gottschalk - gave as much as $3 million over a 10-year period in response to an Internet plea that promised the doctor a generous cut of a huge sum of cash trapped in African bank accounts in exchange for money advances.
Gottschalk - who at 89 still works at the UCI campus medical plaza that bears his name - said in court papers that the losses were caused by "some bad investments."
Guy Gottschalk is asking a judge to remove his father as administrator of the $8-million family partnership that was set up for tax purposes after the death of his mother in 1993. A hearing is set for March 14.
The suit alleges that Louis Gottschalk destroyed bank records to cover up the amount of his losses.
"While it seems unlikely, even ludicrous, that a highly educated doctor like [Gottschalk] would fall prey to such an obvious con, that is exactly what happened," wrote Guy Gottschalk's attorney in court papers."
Previous versions of Outlook can handle PST files just this side of 2 GB (1.82) and Outlook 2003+ can go up to about 20-30 gigs with the new MSUPST format. However, very few administrators are going to allow users to save anywhere near that amount of information.
Outlook does have a tool to managing the size of the mailbox from within Outlook:
Go to the Tools menu
Select "Mailbox Cleanup"
This dialog includes quick links to find large items of a chosen size and items older than a selected number of days. You can view the size of folders, fine tune AutoArchive and empty the deleted items folder.
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With RSS entries, I average 500 or more messages a day. Here's a suggestion about how to tame the problem.
"You clear up one problem and delete the e-mail message -- and meanwhile six others pop up in your Inbox. Microsoft Office Outlook can flag messages with priorities, set reminders, and flag messages for follow-up, so that you can glance quickly at Outlook and know immediately what needs to get done first."
There are three parts to the Address section of an email message:
CC used to stand for Carbon Copy, but no one knows what carbon paper is anymore so it is now referred to as Complimentary Copy. BCC is for a blind copy. Recipients will not see that stringy pasta list of names. Here are a few links to more information.
While the recipients can't see the Bcc list, you can see the list in messages you SENT:
"To see the Bcc addresses for messages that you sent, open the message from the Sent Items folder, then choose Actions>Resend This Message. If you don't see the Bcc box, choose Find>Bcc Field to display it. Another method you can use in the Sent Items folder, is to choose View>Show Fields and add the Bcc field to the current view. You may not be able to see all Bcc recipients that way if the list was a long one.
These links may help you distinguish pork shoulder from the other stuff.
"This document is intended to provide a comprehensive introduction to the behavior of email headers.
It is primarily intended to help victims of unsolicited email ("email spam") attempting to determine the real source of the (generally forged) email that plagues them; it should also help in attempts to understand any other forged email.
It may also be beneficial to readers interested in a general-purpose introduction to mail transfer on the Internet. "
"The ability to read and decipher email headers is a useful skill to learn for tracing messages to their original source and diagnosing many other problems. Headers may contain a lot of information but the most important information will always be contained in every email header."
Dodgeit.com allows you to create throwaway email addresses. It then delivers the email that comes into the resulting mailbox as an RSS feed that you and everyone else who can guess at your throwaway email address can read.
Pick a throwaway address, say: NotMyAddress@dodgeit.com Give that address out to inconsequential sites.
Check NotMyAddress from homepage of Dodgeit.com.
Subscribe to an RSS feed to keep an eye on the mailbox.
"Spam is an incredible problem and it is getting worse - your e-mail address is a commodity and if you put it on a web page, it WILL eventually be found, spammed and sold to other spammers. The problem is that you have a web page and you need to make it possible for people to send you e-mail from your page but you don't want to get bombarded with spam - what can you do?
First you need to understand what is likely to happen. The most likely scenario is that an e-mail harvesting robot will find your page and look though it trying to find e-mail addresses. This robot may be programmed to look for a particular list of possible characters on either side of the @ in your e-mail address or it may look for the "mailto:" in your e-mail link or any number of other tricks."
<!-- Begin user = "myaddress"; domain = "mydomain"; document.write('<a href="\">');
document.write(user + '@' + domain + '</a>');
// End -->
a simple little Mailto: script that allows you to choose who you want to email from a pull down menu
(View source for code)
If you have a need to protect the contents of your email messages, these links should point you in the right direction.
Outlook supports the following features for cryptographic messaging: Digitally sign an e-mail message. Digital signing provides nonrepudiation and verification of contents (the message contains what the person sent, with no changes).
Encrypt an e-mail message. Encryption helps to ensure privacy by making the message unreadable to anyone other than the intended recipient.
There are additional features that can be configured for Outlook 2003 for security-enhanced messaging, if your organization chooses to provide support for them, including:
Sending an e-mail message with an S/MIME receipt request. This helps to verify that the recipient is validating your digital signature (the certificate you applied to a message).
Adding a security label to an e-mail message. Your organization can create a customized S/MIME V3 security policy which can add labels to messages. An S/MIME V3 security policy is code that you add to Outlook that runs automatically to add information to the message header about the sensitivity of the message content. For example, an Internal Use Only label might be applied to mail that should not be sent or forwarded outside of your company.
If you include an email address it can be read be the evil robot of the web. Nexodyne.com will create a free email icon graphic to be used in place of a mail hyperlink.
(user in this case would be "MyJunkMail.Place"
mydomain would be "Gmail.com")
user = "myaddress";
domain = "mydomain";
document.write('<a href=\"mai' + 'lto:' + user + '@' + domain + '\">');
document.write(user + '@' + domain + '</a>');
// End -->
"Many spoof emails look very real. While there are some telltale signs, it can often be difficult to identify fake emails. Whenever you get an email about your PayPal account, the safest and easiest course of action is to open your browser and log in to your PayPal account directly without clicking any links in the email.
Warning signs that an email about your PayPal account are fake include a generic greeting, a false sense of urgency, and links that don't include "https://www.paypal.com" immediately before the first "/".
"These articles about spammers are very helpful in understanding how to stop spam. For example, complaining to the ISPs that spammers use does seem to inconvenience them.
And best of all, so does filtering. In one article below, a spammer complains that filters have increased his costs 1,000-fold. That's exactly what we want to hear. New laws and policies may stop spam. Making it unprofitable certainly will."
Better Bayesian Filtering
Filters that Fight Back
Will Filters Kill Spam?
Filters vs. Blacklists
(Paul Graham is an essayist, programmer, and programming language designer)
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With eBay and Amazon, packages are flying across the country 24 hours a day, locating a shipment can be important.
This free Outlook add-in combines with Outlook's calendar to follow the path of an order.
"Parcel Tracker is an add-in for Microsoft Outlook that automatically synchronizes an appointment item with a shipping service enabling you to track your package delivery / status directly from the Outlook's calendar.
Parcel Tracer tracks the status and delivery of UPS and FedEx shipments using the Outlook calendar.
On a timed interval, Parcel Tracker will automatically update the status AND placement of the delivery appointment in your calendar using tracking information retrieved directly from the selected shipping service. You can track your package via its schedule delivery date OR the most recent activity.
If you want to send an email to a list, but omit a few of its members, Click on the plus sign next to the distribution name. Click OK to expand the list and remove members who you do not want to receive the email.
Rather than creating and updating a distribution list as a list of names, you could use Categories.
To add or remove names from a mailing list, just add the category or remove it from the contacts form. If an email address changes, only the contact form, not the distribution lists needs to be updated.
Send a message or meeting request to the group or create appointments or tasks, by opening the Contacts folder and use the Group By Category view and select the desired group.
Choose the desired action from the Actions menu.
The drawback here is that all of the names will be displayed on the To: line. They can, of course be cut and pasted to the BBC: line.
. . ."a tiny program that sits in the taskbar and clicks the Yes button on behalf of you, when Outlook's Security Guard opens prompt dialog saying that a program is trying to send an email with Outlook or access its address book. You can suspend/resume it by double-clicking its taskbar icon. Developers can automate its behavior by sending special messages."
"If you can't open your Personal Folders file(.pst) or your Offline Folder file (.ost), or you suspect that your .pst or .ost data file is corrupt, you can use the Inbox Repair tool (Scanpst.exe), to diagnose and repair errors in the file.
Quit Microsoft Outlook if it's running.
Double-click Scanpst.exe, located at drive:\Program Files\Common Files\System\MSMAPI\LocaleID folder - where LocaleID is the locale identifier (LCID) for the installation of Microsoft Office. The LCID for English - United States is 1033.
In the Enter the name of the file you want to scan box, enter the name of the .pst or .ost file that you want to check, or click Browse to look for the file.
To specify scan log options, click Options, and then click the option you want.
When the scanning is completed, and if errors were found, you will be prompted to start the repair process.
To change the name or location of the backup file created during the repair process, in the Enter name of backup file box, enter a new name, or click Browse to look for the file.
Start Outlook using the profile that contains the .pst file that you tried to repair.
On the Go menu, click Folder List.
In the Folder List, you may see a Recovered Personal Folders folder containing default Outlook folders or a Lost and Found folder. The recovered folders are usually empty, because this is a rebuilt .pst file. The Lost and Found folder contains folders and items that the Inbox Repair tool recovered. Items that are missing from the Lost and Found folder cannot be repaired.
If you see a Recovered Personal Folders folder, you can create a new .pst file, and then drag the items in the Lost and Found folder into the new .pst file. When you have finished moving all items, you can remove the Recovered Personal Folders (.pst) file, including the Lost and Found folder, from your profile."
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"RSVME is a free application that integrates with Outlook and other email packages, and makes obtaining feedback from people a snap! You can quickly and easily put together a questionnaire on any subject, from the best time for soccer practice to who's bringing what food to a party. Then select names out of your address book you want to send the questionnaire to, and send. It's that simple! As your friends get your email and answer your questionnaire, you get the response back in one simple-to-read report"
"This Microsoft Outlook sample message form by Scott Bradley makes it easy to create surveys. Instead of building a different form for each survey you need to conduct, you can use this single form to create many different types of surveys. It supports five different types of questions:
Five-level agree scale from Strongly Disagree to Strongly Agree
1 to 10 (user enters a number)
Multiple choice (up to five choices)
When the user receives the survey, the form uses a wizard-like format to display the questions one at a time and allow the user to go back and change answers. The form returns responses to the sender in both Q&A and comma-delimited formats and then deletes the survey item."
Easy Survey : (This one is shareware. I included it because it integrates Outlook and Access)
"Easy Survey uses Microsoft Access for its form creation. It allows the user to make the survey form quickly and simply. All you have to do is create the essential tables in Microsoft Access and then the Form for the survey based on these tables. After that the Easy Survey Wizard will help you to make a "Survey Project" which you can use in Microsoft Outlook."
Not sure if it's OK to post non-Office stuff here, so please delete this if I am overstepping. But the Alpha Five database makes it REALLY easy to do e-mail or Web-based surveys, and it uses the Office 2003 user interface. If you know Excel, you'll find ALpha Five really easy to use. Trial version is free to use for 30 days, and provides all features. Thanks. Richard Rabins Alpha Software http://blog.alphasoftware.com