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Microsoft Outlook 2010 Beginner

Master Outlook basics in this easy to follow, step-by-step course.
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What Will I Learn?
Explore the Outlook interface, send mail, and respond to messages
Compose email messages
Organize email messages into folders
Manage contacts and contact information
Schedule appointments
Schedule a meeting
Manage tasks and notes
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In this course you will use Outlook to compose and send email, schedule appointments and meetings, manage contact information, schedule tasks, and create notes.

Consider SONIC's Microsoft Outlook 2010 Intermediate to deepen your knowledge.

Our Microsoft courses help you to prepare for the official Microsoft Office Specialist exam.

Who is the target audience?
  • Everyone, who wants to work faster using Microsoft Outlook 2010.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 63 Lectures Collapse All 63 Lectures 05:38:38
Microsoft Outlook 2010 - Introduction
1 Lecture 00:48
Getting Started with Outlook 2010
17 Lectures 01:40:25

The first steps using Outlook 2010. In this video you'll learn how to open and close Outlook.
Open and Close Outlook

In this video you'll learn about the Outlook 2010 Application Window.

Preview 04:52

Secure navigation is very important for working with any program. In this video you'll learn about the ribbon in Outlook 2010.
The Ribbon

In this video you'll learn how to enlarge and reduce the size of your document.
Minimize, Maximize and Move Windows

The Dialog Box Launcher is a tool that guides you to other dialog boxes in a clear manner. The most important commands are located in the ribbon, further commands used infrequently are hidden behind a small icon, the Dialog Box Launcher.
Dialog Box Launchers

Best Practices

You have questions, and there's no-one around to answer them? In cases like this, use Outlook Help and look up the answer. In this video you'll learn how to work with Outlook Help.
Outlook Help

Summary Help

Learn more about how to read incoming e-mails in Outlook 2010. In this video you'll learn how to read the incoming messages.
Read an Email Message

In Outlook 2010 you can customize your folder views extremely efficiently. In this video you'll learn how to customize a folder view.

Customize Folder View

Arrange for an alert when an especially important mail arrives. In this video you'll learn how to set up an alert for incoming messages.
New Message Alert

Forward messages to your colleagues, thereby informing them about important events. In this video you'll learn how to reply and forward messages.
Reply and Forward Messages

Use colors in Outlook 2010 to give your appointments a clearer presentation. In this video you'll learn how to categorize your appointments.

Categorize and Follow Up

Print out your messages.This is particularly important and practical if you want to use the mail for further purposes. In this video you'll learn how to print messages.
Print Messages

Deleting does not always mean that the Outlook item, such as an e-mail message, for example, is deleted straightaway and can never be used again. Deleting properly is something that has to be learnt. In this video you'll learn how to delete messages.
Delete an Email Message

Summary Receive a Message
Composing Messages
13 Lectures 01:12:19

In Outlook you can enter e-mail recipients in different roles. In this video you'll learn how to enter recipients in a new message.
Insert Recipient

The Exchange Server enables data exchange between multiple systems. This is a server that allows and manages communication between the individual Outlook users. Meetings, invitations or votes can be communicated this way.
Microsoft Exchange Server

An e-mail should always contain a short message text. In this video you'll learn how to compose and edit messages.
Compose and Edit Messages

Naturally you can transfer text from other programs, such Microsoft Word, to Outlook. When pasting the text, you can choose if you want to apply the formatting of the source, the target formatting, or just the simple plain text.
Paste Options

AutoCorrect automatically corrects grammar, spelling, and upper and lower-case spelling in written texts. As convenient as AutoCorrect is, sometimes it is annoying. It is therefore possible to turn AutoCorrect on and off and to change certain features. Adjust the settings of the AutoCorrect to your spelling and work more efficiently.
The AutoCorrect Feature

Typing mistakes can easily occur when writing texts in MS Word, meaning that the document cannot be correctly read when finished. The integrated grammar and spell check function in MS Word can help you to find and correct these mistakes. In this video you'll learn how to check your document for spelling mistakes.

Check Spelling

When using a lot of foreign words or writing in a foreign language, some words may seem unfamiliar. Or do you get emails in a language you do not know very well? Outlook has a solution for this: the Translator. It helps translate individual words, sentences or the entire e-mail messages mechanically.
The Translation Feature

You can also send important documents by e-mail without trouble with the help of Outlook 2010. In this video you'll learn how to attach files and items.
Attach Files and Items

Add your email tables, charts, or forms. You can personalize them. The design, layout and formatting can be set very precisely. If you happen to like a homemade design, you can save it as your own template.
Enhance an Email Message

If you want to use graphics to illustrate information, Outlook offers so-called SmartArts. In addition, inserting screenshots can also be useful. Outlook offers even more possibilities. This way you can delete the background of a photo in order to remove the irrelevant parts.
SmartArt, Screenshots & Background Removal

Forward messages to your colleagues, thereby informing them about important events. In this video you'll learn how to reply and forward messages.
Send an Email Message

Summary Compose Messages
Organizing Messages
5 Lectures 27:10

Is your mailbox full and cluttered? Use the extensive capabilities in Outlook to clean up. You can for example sort out and arrange ads and junk mail so that Outlook immediately sends emails of this nature to a special junk mail folder. Unneeded emails and conversations can be cleaned up and moved to other folders.
Manage Email Messages

Create new folders for e-mails or appointments and save your Outlook data in these folders. In this video you'll learn how to create a folder in Outlook 2010.
Create Folders

Send internal hyperlinks or paths to the storage destination of the file and external files. In this video you'll learn how to open hyperlinks and attachments.
Open Hyperlinks and Attachments

Summary Organizing Messages
Managing Contacts
9 Lectures 56:05

Save the most important data of your business partners and friends in Outlook. In this video you'll learn how to create contacts.
Create Contacts

Design your business card exactly the way you want. In this video you'll learn how to give your business cards an individual design.
Create Custom Business Cards

Check your contacts regularly to see if they are up to date - if required you can change these even at a later date. In this video you'll learn how to edit and delete contacts.
Edit and Delete Contacts

Forward your contacts, or use them for the mail merge function in Word. In this video you'll learn how to work with contact entries.
Use Contacts

You can also save or print your contacts as an address book. In this video you'll learn how to print contacts.
Print Contacts

Outlook allows you to create a separate address book to distinguish between private and business addresses of friends and colleagues. Depending on how you organize your addresses, you can create any number of other address books in order to import address data from an Excel spreadsheet, for example.
Secondary Address Books

The contact list in your address book is easy to manage. You can change the order of the names as you wish and also search for specific entries. You can turn on filters that are set to your previously defined criteria.
Sort and Find Contacts

Summary Managing Contacts
Scheduling Appointments
7 Lectures 27:48

In this video you'll learn how to define an all day event.
All Day Event

Update your appointments and change the appointment times if necessary. In this video you'll learn how to edit and delete appointments.
Preview 08:27

Plan your appointments in Outlook. In this video you'll learn how to enter an appointment in Outlook.
New Appointment

If an appointment is still a long way ahead, or if it has already past, you can search for it. In this video you'll learn how to search for appointments.
Search for Appointments

To have a quick overview of upcoming appointments, small graphics (icons) are more practical than long text. In this video, two icons are explained: the recurring appointment and private appointment.
Calendar Symbols

Summary Schedule Appointments
Managing Meetings in Outlook
6 Lectures 30:04

Plan your meetings and invite further persons to your meetings. In this video you'll learn how to create meeting requests.
Create Meeting Requests

If you want to arrange a meeting, Outlook 2010 can help assess all appointments and find free time. Using the Scheduling Assistant, you can thereby find an open window. Learn how you can schedule appointments without further conflict.
The Room Finder Pane

If you are invited to a meeting via Outlook 2010, you can accept the time straightaway, accept it with reservations, or even suggest a new time for the meeting. In this video you'll learn how to react to a meeting request.
Processing Meeting Requests

Print your calendar data so it is always easily accessible. In this video you'll learn how to print calendar data.
Print Calendar Data

Summary Managing Meetings in Outlook
Managing Tasks and Notes
5 Lectures 23:59

Tasks are often defined as flexible appointments, since they never block a fixed appointment. In this video you'll learn how to create new tasks in Outlook.
Create New Tasks

Write short notes conveniently using Outlook's memo function. You can arrange them differently, for example as an icon or as a list. You can assign categories via colors in order to highlight their importance and thereby have a quick overview. Write down good ideas and thoughts on digital notepads.
Create a Note

Learn more about how easy it is to edit your notes. You can assign and name categories and you can also change the size of your notepad. You can even copy the notes to your desktop.
Edit a Note

Summary Managing Tasks and Notes
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