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Chapter 20. Ten Things You Can Do After You're Comfy

In This Chapter

  • Making the Quick Access toolbar your own

  • Creating artful e‐mail

  • Charting

  • Viewing many calendars

  • Moving calendars in front of each other

  • Choosing a group date

  • Seeing more toolbars

  • Going to the Web from Outlook

If Outlook is an iceberg's worth of capabilities, I can only show you the tip in this book. You can already do some formidable tasks with Outlook. Time will tell (and pretty quickly at that) how much more you'll be able to do with future versions of Outlook, Internet Explorer, and all the other powerful technology associated with those applications.

You can't do much to really mess up Outlook, so feel free to experiment. Add new fields, new views, new icons — go wild. This chapter describes a few Outlook adventures to try out.

Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar

Office 2007 features an arrangement of controls (a user interface, as geeks like to say) that eliminates menus in favor of big ribbons, tabs, and buttons. The new scheme is much more colorful, but I have trouble figuring out how to do many of the things I want to do. With an old‐fashioned menu system, you know that everything you want to do is on a menu somewhere. In the new arrangement @@el who knows? If you find the new system confusing, don't feel bad; I've been writing books about Outlook for over ten years now, and I'm often baffled by this new scheme.

There is hope, however. Once you've found the tool you need, you can right‐click the tool and choose Add ...

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