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Introduction to Office Communicator 2007

Office Communicator Options dialog box and availability menu with Current Location command

First choices and first information.
Callout 1 Enter your sign-in address …
Callout 2 … and select a location.

Now, you need to get started with Communicator 2007. Here's what you do:

Sign in     Click the Start button, point to All Programs, and then click Microsoft Office Communicator 2007. This opens Communicator 2007. Enter the sign-in address (usually your e-mail address) and click Sign in.

If you want Communicator 2007 to run whenever Windows is running, click the Show Menu button Button image in the upper-left corner of the title bar. On the menu, point to Tools and then click Options. Finally, select the Automatically start Communicator when I log on to Windows check box. (Your computer may already be set up this way.)

Enter your own information     While the Options dialog box is open, you can enter your own contact information. On the Phones tab of the dialog box, enter your phone numbers. If you want to show a phone number to your contacts, select the Publish this phone number check box next to that number.

Note     You can control who sees your personal information by setting access levels. We will cover this in a later lesson.

When you open Communicator 2007, you should let people know where you are. To the left of your name is a big colored circle, the Presence button. Click it, and on the menu, point to Current Location. You can select Home or Office, or enter a custom location that your contacts will recognize.

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