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Getting Started with Outlook 2011

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Working with Templates in Office 2011 for Mac

Templates are documents, workbooks, or presentations that are used in Office 2011 for Mac as starting points to build new files upon. When you save a file as a template, it becomes available in the templates [more…]

Working with SkyDrive in Office 2011 for Mac

Collaboration is built into Office 2011 for mac. You can save your documents directly to the cloud (like SkyDrive) by choosing File→Share. Choose your public cloud using Save to SkyDrive. SkyDrive offers [more…]

Opening Files in Office 2011 for Mac

Every program in Office 2011 for Mac is associated with files that must be opened from the File menu. Whenever you choose File→Open or when you insert content into existing files using a file browser, [more…]

Saving Files in Office 2011 for Mac

Saving a file that you're working on in Office 2011 for Mac is as easy as clicking the Save button on the Standard toolbar, pressing Command-S, or choosing File→Save. If your file has been saved previously [more…]

Signing Up for and Managing SkyDrive in Office 2011 for Mac

SkyDrive offers online file storage and file sharing to Office 2011 for Mac users in exchange for being subjected to advertising. If you already have a Hotmail, Microsoft Messenger, or Windows Live account [more…]

Managing Files with SkyDrive in Office 2011 for Mac

If you’ve decided to use SkyDrive to store and share your Office 2011 files, you have two ways to save to SkyDrive without your Web browser. You can save directly from Office to SkyDrive, or you can save [more…]

Office 2011 for Mac: How to Insert a SmartArt Graphic

Sometimes you need visual aids to convey your message, and Office 2011 for Mac can help you there. SmartArt graphics are sophisticated design combinations of shapes and text used to present data that you [more…]

What You Can Do with Outlook in Office 2011 for Mac

Outlook 2011 is the productivity application within Office 2011 for Mac that provides e-mail, calendar, contact manager, task, and notes taking tools to help you stay organized. Integration with Messenger [more…]

Office 2011 for Mac: Find and Set Outlook Mail Preferences

Outlook 2011 for Mac offers hundreds of ways to customize the way messages are presented, processed, and replied to. You can access these settings in the Outlook Preferences dialog, which you open by choosing [more…]

Opening Outlook for the First Time in Office 2011 for Mac

The very first time you open Outlook 2011 for Mac, you’re greeted with the welcome screen. You can see Outlook 2011's six major new features immediately by clicking the What's New button in the welcome [more…]

Working with Outlook Identities in Office 2011 for Mac

Outlook 2011for Mac has a special folder within the Mac OS X Finder called Office 2011 Identities. Just like it sounds, this special folder contains everything about your Outlook activities. Inside the [more…]

Upgrade from Entourage 2008 or 2004 to Outlook 2011 for Mac

Upgrading to Outlook 2011 for Mac from Entourage 2008 or 2004 is simple. After you install Office 2011 for Mac and close the welcome screen, Outlook automatically upgrades your Entourage Identity into [more…]

Switch from Windows Outlook to Outlook 2011 for Mac

If you're used to working in Windows Outlook, but want to switch to Outlook 2011 for Mac, don't worry — Microsoft makes it easy to switch over. Outlook 2011 is the first Outlook version to take advantage [more…]

Upgrade from Apple Mail to Outlook 2011 for Mac

You may hesitate to upgrade to Outlook 2011 for Mac if you love Apple Mail. If you try Outlook, you can easily switch back to Apple Mail if you decide you prefer it. Upgrading to Outlook is quick and easy [more…]

Office 2011 for Mac: Upgrade from Gmail, Yahoo!, and Hotmail to Outlook

When you upgrade to Outlook 2011 for Mac by using IMAP with Gmail or Yahoo! mail, your mail is synchronized between Outlook and the Web. For example, when you delete an e-mail in Outlook 2011, it's deleted [more…]

Office 2011 for Mac: Import Contacts from Text Files to Outlook

To import contacts into Outlook 2011 for Mac, you sometimes need to make a .csv file of your contacts in a different e-mail program. Outlook 2011 for Mac also supports delimited text file formats such [more…]

Office 2011 for Mac: Add E-Mail Accounts to an Outlook Identity

The Welcome screen in Outlook 2011 for Mac has an Add Account button. If you click the button, you start with an empty Identity and add the first e-mail account to the Identity. If you already have an [more…]

Adding Exchange Accounts to an Outlook Identity in Office 2011 for Mac

You manage accounts in Outlook 2011 for Mac within an Identity using the Account dialog. To activate the Account dialog, click Add Account on the welcome screen; or, in Outlook, choose Tools→Accounts from [more…]

Office 2011 for Mac: Add Directory Accounts to an Outlook Identity

You manage accounts in Outlook 2011 for Mac within an Identity using the Account dialog. To activate the Account dialog, click Add Account on the welcome screen; or, in Outlook, choose Tools→Accounts from [more…]

Office 2011 for Mac: Manually Upgrade an Entourage Identity to Outlook

If you had more than one Identity in Entourage 2008 or 2004 you can manually upgrade them to Outlook 2011. Take these steps to upgrade one of your old Identities. You can update one Identity at a time: [more…]

Switching Outlook Identities in Office 2011 for Mac

In Office 2011 for Mac, the default Outlook Identity is called Main Identity, but the application allows more than one. Outlook 2011 for Mac gives you some tools to help you manage your Identities. Only [more…]

Customize the Outlook Toolbar in Office 2011 for Mac

Just beneath the menu bar in Outlook 2011for Mac is the Standard toolbar. The Standard toolbar in Office for Mac serves the same purpose as the Quick Access Toolbar in Office for Windows — it offers quick [more…]

Working in Outlook’s Mail View in Office 2011 for Mac

When you open Outlook 2011 for Mac, the program is in Mail view. While Outlook 2011 for Mac is running, you can always see how many unread e-mail messages you have by glancing at Outlook's dock icon and [more…]

Making Notes within Outlook in Office 2011 for Mac

When the thought pops into your head, “I should make a note of that,” click the Notes button in the lower-left corner of the Outlook 2011 for Mac window, press Command-5, or choose View→Go To→Notes from [more…]

Office 2011 for Mac: Navigating the Outlook Home Tab

The Home tab of the Ribbon in Outlook 2011 for Mac is where you spend most of your time when working with e-mail. It has most of the commands you need. The buttons on the Ribbon's Home tab, in Office 2011 [more…]

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