Cheat Sheet

Outlook 2010 For Dummies

From Outlook 2010 For Dummies by Bill Dyszel

Sending e-mail has never been easier than it is in Outlook 2010. Now that the Ribbon interface has been added to Outlook, you’ll find all the Outlook features you’ve come to love, plus many new ones. Use the handy Outlook 2010 For Dummies Cheat Sheet to orient yourself with Outlook’s new look and feel. There’s also a helpful table of Outlook shortcut keys.

Outlook 2010's Mail Home Tab

The Mail Home tab on Outlook 2010's Ribbon contains all the tools you need for daily e-mail messaging tasks as well as for managing the messages you accumulate and retain for reference. The following image shows you what each of Outlook 2010's Mail Home tab buttons does.

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Outlook 2010's Calendar Home Tab

The Calendar Home tab on the Outlook 2010 Ribbon lets you choose how you prefer to view your appointments. You can choose among views for a Day, a Week, a Work Week, or a Month. You can also choose a Schedule view for seeing several schedules at once.

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Outlook 2010's Contacts Home Tab

Outlook 2010's Contacts is more than just a list of names and e-mail addresses. You can take advantage of the Contacts Home tab on the Outlook 2010 Ribbon to create new contacts, to arrange the way you view the contacts you have, or to create e-mail messages or mail merge documents.

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Outlook 2010's Task Home Tab

More than just e-mail, Outlook 2010 can help you schedule and track projects both personal and professional. In the Tasks Home tab on the Outlook 2010 Ribbon, you’ll see tools for managing your workload more quickly and effectively. You can choose from a variety of views that help you keep track of pressing priorities.

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Outlook 2010's Notes Home Tab

You can store, find, and organize any random text data with the tools you see on the Notes Home tab on the Outlook 2010 Ribbon. With buttons for sorting, viewing, and categorizing your Outlook notes, you’ll never need to stick a little yellow note to your monitor ever again.

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Outlook 2010 Keyboard Shortcuts

You can get things done a lot faster when you use Outlook, and you can work faster still if you use Outlook's handy shortcut keys.

This Shortcut Creates One of These
Ctrl+Shift+A Appointment
Ctrl+Shift+C Contact
Ctrl+Shift+L Contact Group
Ctrl+Shift+E Folder
Ctrl+Shift+M E-mail message
Ctrl+Shift+N Note
Ctrl+Shift+K Task
Ctrl+Shift+J Journal entry
Ctrl+Shift+Q Meeting request
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+U Task request
Ctrl+1 Mail
Ctrl+2 Calendar
Ctrl+3 Contacts
Ctrl+4 Tasks
Ctrl+5 Notes
Ctrl+6 Folder List
Ctrl+7 Shortcuts
Ctrl+8 Journal
Ctrl+S or Shift+F12 Save
Alt+S Save & Close, Send
F12 Save As
Ctrl+Z Undo
Ctrl+D Delete
Ctrl+P Print
F7 Check spelling
Ctrl+F Forward
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