Outlook 2003 allows you to send e-mail; schedule meetings, events, and appointments; store a list of contacts; track your activities on projects created in Microsoft Project; and maintain a task (task: An activity that has a beginning and an end. Project plans are made up of tasks.) list for yourself and assign tasks to others.
- You can import an Outlook task list into Microsoft Office Project 2003, and then schedule the tasks as needed. Learn how to import an Outlook task list into a project file.
- If you are using Microsoft Office Project Web Access 2003 to track work, you can view and update project tasks using the Outlook Calendar. For more information on how to use Project Web Access with Outlook, in Project Web Access, go to the Tasks page, and then click Help. Learn about using the Outlook Integration Wizard with Project.
- You can use your Outlook task list to track any personal or work-related duty or errand (including recurring tasks) through completion. Learn how to create a task in Outlook to track work.
- You can use Outlook to send a status report to record your work on a task. Learn how to send a status report for a task from Outlook.
- You can use your Outlook calendar to track important tasks and set reminders for them. Learn how to schedule time in the Outlook Calendar to complete a task.
- You can use Outlook notes to jot down questions, ideas, reminders about tasks and other work-related items. Learn how to create a note in Outlook.
- You can use the Outlook Journal to automatically record work activity, such as when a project was created or revised, on any file you create in a program in the Microsoft Office System. To track work on a single Office file or files in programs other than those in the Microsoft Office System, you can manually record file activity in the Outlook Journal. Learn how to automatically track projects in the Outlook Journal.
- Use Outlook to manage confidential information to control who has access to certain types of task and other information, especially after the information leaves your organization. Learn how to create content with restricted permission.
- You can also use Outlook to find files for any Office program, files on the network, and Outlook items (item: The basic element that holds information in Outlook [similar to a file in other programs]. Items include e-mail messages, appointments, contacts, tasks, journal entries, and notes.). Learn how to for items and files in Outlook.
Note If Outlook is not available, run Office Setup to install it.