Microsoft Office Outlook 2010 – Foundation
Microsoft office outlook is powerful and easy-to-use personal information management program. This new version of Outlook incorporates some new features and connectivity options in efforts to make managing your e-mail and personal information easier than ever.
This Foundation level is intended to help all novice computers get up to speed quickly. This manual will also help more experienced users who have little to no experience with Outlook 2007 and the ribbon interface.
This manual will cover different features of the interface, give a brief overview of all the tabs in the ribbon, show users how to set up an e-mail account and perform basic tasks, and cover the basics of each Outlook component. By the end of this manual, users should be comfortable with using all components of Outlook 2010.
In general, the manual is geared towards the novice computer user. If you are an instructor, gauge the comfort level your students have with using a computer. You may be able to skip over some easy components. The Step-by-Step exercises in Section 1 require the student to use a number of basic interface commands. Be sure to give plenty of time and support during these Step-by-Steps, as many of the basic commands are not fully covered until Section 2.
This manual was created using Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Plus. Our test machine was a 64-bit computer that used Windows 7 Business Professional. If you are an instructor, you can use any version of Windows that is accessible to your students. Any feature specific to Windows 7 in this manual will be marked as such.
Occasionally, this manual may reference where certain keys are on the keyboard (such as Insert, Home, or Page Up). The directions are given based on a standard desktop keyboard that contains a separate number pad. Laptop keyboards may be different or have combined keys.
This manual assumes the user understands the basics of using a Windows-based computer. Students should be comfortable using the keyboard, mouse, and Start menu. Understanding and experience with printing and using a Web browser is an asset, but not required. No previous experience with other versions of Outlook is necessary.