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Chapter 8. The Calendar: How to Unleash Its Power

In This Chapter

  • Using the Date Navigator

  • Finding a date (the number kind)

  • Making and breaking dates

  • Viewing the calendar

  • Printing your appointments

  • Reminding yourself to celebrate

Do working people work all day? No. Most working people spend the day going to meetings. When all the meetings are over, they stay late at the office to do the work that was supposed to happen during all those meetings. As if an endless parade of meetings wasn't bad enough, there's the meeting to schedule the next meeting. Which comes right after the meeting to schedule the meeting to schedule the meeting. It's enough to send anyone to Over Meeters Anonymous. The Outlook calendar can't stop the relentless tedium of meetings, but it can speed up the scheduling process and help you budget your time for more meetings!

No doubt you've been looking at calendars your whole life, so the Outlook calendar will be pretty simple for you to understand — it looks like a calendar: plain old rows of dates, Monday through Friday plus weekends, and so on. You don't have to learn to think like a computer to understand your schedule.

If you want to see more information about something in your calendar, most of the time all you have to do is click the calendar with your mouse. If that doesn't give you enough information, click twice. If that doesn't give you everything you're looking for, read on; I fill you in on the fine points. (I suspect the Outlook calendar will be so easy that ...

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