Computertim Technologies - free computer training, tips, and support

Home Articles Help Shop Business Education

> Articles

Microsoft Windows
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Outlook
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft FrontPage
Palm OS
General Articles

Microsoft Outlook

Print article

 E-mail this page

Customizing Outlook Today

Reader rating: 3 out of 10


The Outlook Today screen is displayed in Microsoft Outlook when you click the "Outlook Today" button from the shortcut menu (at the left of the screen). It also may appear when you start Outlook up if you have that option selected.

Customizing Outlook Today

1. Start Microsoft Outlook 2000 (and select your profile if Profiles are set up on your computer.)

2. Click the "Outlook Today" button from the shortcut menu (on the left of the screen).

3. Click the Customize Outlook Today button. This button is next to the the day, month, date, and year display on your screen.

4. From this screen you can select how you want Outlook Today to behave.

5. If you check the Startup check box, then every time Outlook starts up, Outlook Today will be shown first.

6. You can click the Messages button to change what folder is watched for new E-mail. When new mail is in the folder selected, then the amount of new mail will be shown on the Outlook Today screen.

7. On the Calendar drop-down menu, you can select how many days of appointments and events are shown in the Outlook Today screen.

8. The Tasks section of the Customize Outlook Today screen offers many options. You can chose if you want all tasks to display or only today's tasks to be displayed.

9. Also in the Tasks section, you can choose if you would like to include tasks that do not have a due date into the Outlook Today screen.

10. Next, you can choose how you want your tasks to be sorted from the drop down menus. The default configuration is usually fine because it sorts tasks by their Due Date.

11. The Style section allows you to choose what you would like the Outlook Today screen to look like.

12. When you are finished changing the settings, click the Save Changes button at the top right corner of the screen. If you don't want to save your changes, click the Cancel button.

Rate this article:

Poor   1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10   Excellent

Books on Microsoft Outlook

Featured articles

Choosing a Cell Phone and Rate Plan - General Articles

Stopping Unwanted E-mail - General Articles

Learn about Cookies - Microsoft Windows

HotSync Timeout Errors - Palm OS

Also from Computertim Technologies

Thoughts on Internet Advertising - an interactive opinion essay by Tim Rooney.

Post your opinions on technology and get free computer help in the forums.

Tired of AOL? Try Juno for half the price of AOL.

Shop for the best deals online at our shopping site.

Home  |  Articles  |  Help  |  Shop  |  Business  |  Education  |  Contact Us

Privacy Policy

Copyright 2003 Computertim Technologies.  All rights reserved.