Practical Outlook 2013 Tips & Tricks
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The inbox at work driving you mad? Improve your quality of life ten-fold by learning these very cool Outlook tricks.
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Created by Optima Train
Last updated 2/2016
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • How to use the Quick Peek feature to glance at the Calendar & Tasks from the Inbox
  • New ways to filter, view and organize the Inbox
  • How to do a quick reply with Inline Replies in the reading pane
  • Using the Navigation Pane and Reading View to customize the interface
  • Ways to sort & view emails by different criteria
  • How to unravel threaded emails with the Conversation views
  • Applying Color Categories and Flags for organization & follow-up
  • How the Weather Bar works in the Calendar & customizing the locations
  • Using the Calendar with tasks and different views
  • Opening other calendars & viewing side by side and in an overlay view
  • How the new People Card works and editing the contacts
  • How the People Pane works and using the Social Connector for email enhancement
  • Where the Out of Office (OOF) setting has moved and how it work with new options
  • How to use Quick Steps to save time on repetitive Outlook tasks
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  • Microsoft Office 2013

This course covers Tips & Tricks on Microsoft Outlook 2013. It assumes you have used Outlook and are familiar with email and calendars. In a quick and lively manner this will cover what is new in this version of Outlook and also show you some tips to increase your productivity in Outlook and widen your skills.

The course begins a with a review of some interface changes and using Quick Peek to glance at a Calendar or Task list without actually opening it. There are several new little features covered that save time in the inbox including filtering for unread messages, replying directly in the reading pane, and new ways to quickly delete emails. Searching is covered with details on where to search and refining searches for items. How to categorize and flag emails and other items is shown. Unraveling long threaded conversations is shown with some innovative new features. A look at Calendar enhancements follows with the Weather Bar and how to view and open other's calendars including side by side views and overlaying of calendars for a comprehensive view of your team appointments. New changes to contacts are covered and how the People Cards work as well as the People Pane for tracking activities of recipients directly in a message. The Out Of Office option has moved and is reviewed in an example. Finally a look at Quick Steps to save time on repetitive Outlook tasks is covered including creating a custom Quick Step. Throughout the course the videos are quick, lively and clearly explained. If you don't have hours to spend on a course this will cover the highlights of what's new in Outlook 2013 and a little bit more in under an hour.


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Who is the target audience?
  • Busy Outlook users of any skill level who want a quick look at what is new and can save them time. You should have basic skills in creating emails and working with the calendar in Outlook.
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Practical Outlook 2013 Tips & Tricks
23 Lectures 58:16

Introduction to Outlook 2013 Tips & Tricks Course

Preview 01:35

How to download Exercise Files and Handouts

Peek at Calendar, People and Tasks. Docking Peek window in To-Do.

Preview 02:05

One click to delete, flag, mark unread. Message previews.

Preview 03:38

Reply, draft & discard message. Pop out for more formatting.

Inline Reply

Adding buttons, displaying icons or text.

Navigation Bar

Reading Pane settings and Full Screen reading mode.

Reading email

Use the View tab for grouping & sorting by date, from, etc.

Preview 02:11

Navigating, Ignoring and Cleaning up. Changing settings.


Quick search and where it searches, setting scope.


Use Search Tab for filter by attachment, from to, excluding.

Refining Search

Creating, customizing & applying to email & calendar.

Preview 02:09

Flag settings automatic & custom, completing & clearing flags.

Flagging Items

Viewing details, adding locations, changing scales & turning off.

Weather Bar

Adding tasks to calendar, daily task list, marking complete.

Calendar Tasks

Opening, creating, deleting and organizing calendars in groups.

Opening Calendars

Overlay calendars and display options. Grouping overlays.

Overlay Calendars

Combined view, editing links & hiding cards, editing original data.

People Card

Turning it on and filtering content. Views with pictures.

People Pane

Adding and removing a social connection to Outlook.

Social Connector

Setting & turning off Automatic replies, inside and outside messages.

Out of Office

Automating common Outlook tasks with Quick Tasks.

Quick Steps
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