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Special Edition Using Microsoft® Office XP by Woody Leonhard, Ed Bott

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Creating Reminders and Flagging Items for Follow-Up

Outlook allows you to attach pop-up reminders to any type of item except a note. In the case of appointments and tasks, the default form allows you to define the date and time when you want to see a reminder. For an e-mail message or Contact item, you must cre ate a follow-up flag before you can set a reminder.

In some cases, reminders and follow-up flags simply won't work. For an explanation, see"Alarms Fail to Go Off," and "Alarms Work Only in Four Key Folders" in the "Troubleshooting" section at the end of this chapter.

Reminders help you avoid the embarrassment of missing a meeting because ...

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