Most office workers use a bit of Microsoft Outlook, but few are experts. If you want to rise to the top of your chosen career, you’ll need to make sure you get to grips with Outlook.
There’s so much to learn, and so many hidden tools that can greatly improve your productivity at work.
At Pitman Training in London and Manchester, we provide really flexible opening hours that allow you to drop in and study when you like; and you can even study from home if you can’t get to one of our training centres.
In as little as 12 hours, you’ll work through the following self-paced lessons:
Starting the Outlook program, the Outlook opening screen, using the navigation pane, collapsing and expanding items, viewing messages in the inbox, previewing message attachments, changing how messages are viewed, deleting a message, the RSS feeds folder, viewing calendar, contacts and tasks, the To Do Bar, using the folder list, closing the Outlook program
Creating e-mail messages, formatting an e-mail message, using plain text format, applying a page colour, using themes, attaching a file to an e-mail message, attaching an email message to another message, creating and adding signatures, applying send options to messages, inserting a picture in a message and then compressing, saving an attachment, using instant search, flagging messages, setting flag options, printing an email
Creating a new contact, adding a picture to a contact, editing a contact, edit a business card, deleting a contact, sharing contact details using a business card, changing the view of contacts, printing contact information, creating a distribution list
Creating, amending and deleting appointments, using Quick Styles, inviting attendees to a meeting, marking an appointment as private, requesting a meeting, creating recurring appointments and multi day events, planning a meeting, updating a meeting, cancelling a meeting, using instant search in the calendar
Using the To Do Bar to create a task, using the Tasks window to create tasks, marking a task as completed, assigning tasks to others, accepting or declining tasks, sending status reports on tasks, deleting a task, setting a task as recurring, printing completed tasks
Creating folders to manage your email messages, moving messages into folders, using the rules wizard to manage your email messages, restoring deleted items, Permanently deleting items, knowing how to change AutoArchive settings, creating a personal folders file (.pst), copying an item to a personal folders file, opening a personal folders file, exporting Outlook data as a personal folders file (.pst), knowing about advanced email options
Who Should Take This Course?
The course has been designed for anyone who wants to know how to get the best out of Microsoft Outlook for work, as well as new users to this popular email program.
Many top PA’s and secretaries rely on Outlook to help them stay on top of their busy workloads, and experienced users of Outlook can run multiple diaries, merge emails, create calendars and lots more.
Previous students on this course have been amazed by all the helpful features they didn’t know about, and also by their increased efficiency at work.
Course Structure – How We Train
The average student will complete the course in as little as 12 hours at one of our centrally located Notting Hill, Holborn or Manchester training centres, or from home via distance learning.
It’s a self-paced, flexible course – you choose when you want to study.
And if you get stuck, our friendly and supportive trainers are on hand at the centre to help, and can be reached by phone or email if you choose home study.
We have long opening hours, so you’ll find it easy to fit the course around your other commitments.
You can even sample the course for free to make sure it’s right for you – just get in touch to arrange a visit.
Here’s “20 top tips for Outlook”, a short presentation by Shilpa Wymer, Principal of Pitman Training Centres in London (Holborn and Notting Hill) and Manchester.
As you’ll be able to tell after watching the video, there’s so much you can do with Outlook, and what’s shown below is just a small portion!