Chapter 3

On the Fast Track: Drag ‘til You Drop

In This Chapter

arrow Finding rapid response techniques

arrow Getting in control of your tasks

arrow Creating Contacts records

arrow Creating and sending e-mail messages

arrow Deleting information

Typing — ugh! Who needs it? It’s amazing to think that we still use a 19th-century device — the typewriter keyboard — to control our computers in the 21st century. We appear to be stuck with the QWERTY keyboard (the standard we all know and, uh, love) for a while longer, but we can give our carpal tunnels a rest now and then: By using the mouse, trackball, or touchpad, you can drag and drop rather than hunt and peck.

Most people recognize that a tool like Outlook can dramatically improve productivity, but many ignore Outlook’s most powerful productivity tools, including Tasks, the Calendar, and the ability to seamlessly connect all of your information together. Some of those tools can be powerful weapons in your battle to conquer your time.


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