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Entourage has another way of searching for items—the Find Related command. It
lets you ﬁnd all email messages to or from an individual person in one fell swoop—
a handy technique when there are hundreds or thousands of messages in your mes-
sage list, and you’re trying to ﬁnd the messages that constituted a particular corre-
To use this feature, open your address book. Click the name of a person listed, and
then choose Edit→Find Related. Entourage searches for any messages sent to or
received from that person. The results appear in a Search Results window, which
you can save as a custom view, if you like.
The Link command lets you weave your own web of connections between Entou-
rage items. You might use it to connect, for example, someone in your address book
to a speciﬁc calendar event and to all of the messages sent to and from that person
regarding that calendar event, for example.
Once you’ve set up such a link, you can use it to quickly open the event to which it’s
linked. When you’ve linked an item, a small link icon appears in the item’s listing in
Entourage’s main window. To open a link, click the link icon and select a linked item
from the menu that pops up (see Figure 11-4).
Top: To create a link, choose from the
Links pop-up button on the toolbar.
Bottom: After you’ve created a link, you
can use the Link button as a menu, or
click it to open a separate window
showing all linked items. The submenus
list the different categories of linked items
you may have set up. In this example,
you can jump directly from the Links
window to the contact window of any of
the four people who’ll be coming to the
meeting, as well as the messages and
notes linked to the meeting.