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Customizing Outlook Today

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Introduction

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.

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