Time & Technology Training
You can use "Auto Correct" to type frequently used text quickly into an e-mail message. This can help you save time and be more efficient. You must first add "Auto Correct Options" to your Quick Access Toolbar in an e-mail message.
It’s easy to set up a Desktop shortcut to open a new e-mail message quickly. You can then use the shortcut on your “Quick Launch Toolbar” and create a Keyboard Shortcut.
In Windows 7 you can use the “Snipping Tool” to capture a screen shot, or snip, of anything on your screen. You can annotate, save or share the image after capturing. You can capture a free form snip (draw a line around a portion of your screen), rectangular snip, capture a specific window (i.e. dialog box, error message, or browser window), or capture the entire contents of your screen.
The Quick Access Toolbar is a customizable toolbar located at the top left corner of the open MESSAGES, CALENDAR ENTRIES, AND INDIVIDUAL CONTACTS in Microsoft Outlook 2007. It does not appear when viewing your inbox, calendar, contacts and other folders in Outlook 2007. You can select the commands you use the most to add to this toolbar. It is a great time saving tool!
To avoid any unnecessay interruptions during the day, you may want to turn off 'Dektop Alerts' in Outlook.