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Effective Time Management: Using Microsoft® Outlook® to Organize Your Work and Personal Life by Lothar Seiwert and Holger Woeltje

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Take Advantage of Categories to Combine Tasks

Before showing you how to plan your week with the help of categories and the Kiesel Principle, we will cover the basics of categories first. Categories are very useful for keeping track of multiple tasks in different areas and to retain a balance and an overview.

They help you assign “themes” or “keywords” to tasks. This is where they are the most helpful. After you are comfortable with them, you can also use them for other Outlook entries, such as appointments. You will find examples for categories later in this chapter, in Set Up Your Own Category System.

Gain Perspective with Categories

Before we begin filtering and grouping by category, let’s take a look at how to assign and select categories with ...

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