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Office 2008 for Mac All-in-One For Dummies® by Jim Gordon, Geetesh Bajaj

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Chapter V.1. Introducing Entourage: Seven Applications in One

In This Chapter

  • Getting to know Entourage

  • Making the most of Mail

  • Using Entourage to stay organized

  • Adding workflows to automate Entourage

  • Working with the Entourage database

Entourage is the application in the Microsoft Office suite that you're most likely to use. You may not give a hoot about spreadsheets, but you probably do care a lot about your e-mail. E-mail is where many people start their days, and we begin our tour of Entourage in this chapter with e-mail. If that's all you want to know about, that's okay with us. However, e-mail is just one of the Entourage application's many capabilities. And we cover all the things that Entourage does. After you understand how Entourage's features work together, you can use this application to its full extent.

Everything in Entourage revolves around people, communication, time, and organization. Entourage integrates tightly with the other Office applications, as well as with Mac OS X and the Internet.

In this chapter, we provide an overview of Entourage. We organize the chapters in this minibook by using the same order that you find in the Entourage application interface.

Introducing Entourage

For those who are new to Office for Mac but are familiar with the Windows version of Office, Entourage for Mac is the rough equivalent application to Microsoft Outlook in Office for Windows. Microsoft's Macintosh Business Unit (MacBU) has been adding Outlook functionality to Entourage with the ...

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