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Get the Most Out of Outlook

In notes on February 9, 2011 at 4:56 pm

On February 8th we had an excellent whirlwind look at getting organized in Outlook. Everyone who came had great questions and helpful tips for the rest of the group.

The library just added the book Take back your life: using Microsoft Outlook to get organized and stay organized.  This book was written with examples from Outlook 2007, but almost all of the recommendations apply just as well to Outlook 2010.  Many of the methods described are inspired by David Allen’s classic book Getting things done: the art of stress-free productivity.

This is oversimplifying, but the basic recommendation for handing your inbox is this…

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Going Paperless

In notes on February 8, 2011 at 7:48 pm

Want some tips for using less paper?  Looking for some websites that might help you stay organized? Check out the links in this PowerPoint given at the Admin Staff meeting in February.

Some of the resources mentioned include:

  • choose “Foxit Phantom” as your printer and you’ll create a PDF of your document/email/web page instead of paper; if you don’t see Foxit as a printer option, just ask IT to install it for you.
  • use Google Docs to collaborate with colleagues on spreadsheets, presentations or documents
  • use Evernote to keep all your notes, to do lists, and scribblings; it even recognizes handwriting!