Chapter 10. For the Record: Outlook Notes and Journal Entries

In This Chapter

  • Composing, finding, resizing, or deleting a note

  • Opening and reading a note

  • Changing your colors

  • Printing notes

  • Recording items in the Journal

  • Checking out Journal entries for a contact

  • Searching for a particular Journal entry

  • Printing your Journal

  • Changing your view of the Journal

The simple, dopey features of a program are often my favorites — the features I end up using all the time such as Outlook Notes and the Outlook Journal. Outlook Notes are my favorite underappreciated feature. There's really nothing earth shattering about them, and certainly nothing difficult. This feature is just there when you need it — ready to record whatever strange, random thoughts are passing through your head while you're doing your work. (As you can tell from my writing, strange, random thoughts are a common occurrence for me. That's why I love using Notes.)

The Journal is Outlook's most underappreciated feature, a place for recording who did what and when they did it. The feature gets so little use that it no longer rates a button in the Navigation Bar the way it did when Outlook was a new product. But just because the Journal is easy to overlook doesn't mean it can't do a lot for you.

Writing a Note

How did we ever live without those little yellow stick‐on notes? They're everywhere! The funny thing about stick‐on notes is that they came from an inventor's failure. A scientist was trying to invent a new formula for glue, and he ...

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