In This Chapter
Put a phone number in your calendar
Drag and drop many items
Print on two sides
Search phone numbers in reverse
Search and replace area codes
Put pictures in notes
Record all contact info in the Journal
Do math with Journal phone call entries
Prevent people from nitpicking
Maybe I sound crabby listing the things that Outlook can't do, considering all the things it can do. But it takes only a few minutes to find out something that a program can do, and you can spend all day trying to figure out something that a program can't do. I could easily list more than ten things that Outlook can't do (walk the dog, deflect incoming asteroids — the usual). This chapter lists just the first big ones that I've run into.
Bear in mind that Outlook can't do these ten things when you first get it. Because you can reprogram Outlook with Visual Basic, however, a clever person could make Outlook do many of these things.
You can color the individual items that you create in Outlook, but you can't do anything about the overall, plain‐vanilla color scheme of the Inbox or any of the other modules. If you need more color in your life, dig out those rose‐colored glasses.
When you're entering an appointment, it would be nice if Outlook could look up the phone number of the person you're meeting and insert the number into the appointment ...