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So that's how! Tips to get an address on the To line fast

So that's how! Tips to get an address on the To line fast
Microsoft Office Outlook makes it easy for you to fill in the To line of an e-mail message. Learn how to quickly select names from the Address Book and how to fine-tune other Outlook features to get the addresses you want, when you want them.

About this course

This course includes:

  • One self-paced lesson and one practice session for hands-on experience.
  • A short test at the end of each lesson; tests are not scored.
  • A Quick Reference Card you can take away from the course.


After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Address your e-mail by using the Address Book, AutoComplete, or a contact.
  • Remove names from the AutoComplete list.
  • Display contacts in the Address Book by first or last name or by company.

Before you begin

The first step to using e-mail is having your e-mail program set up and configured. For an overview of this process, see Outlook Overview: Setting up e-mail accounts in Outlook.

When you look up a name in the Address Book, do you find that the names in the list don't show up the way you want them to? And why is it that sometimes when you start to type an address in the To line, Outlook offers a suggestion about how to complete it? How do e-mail addresses get in your Address Book anyway?

Here's your chance to learn how Outlook gets you from the To line in a message to the addresses you're looking for.

To learn more about this course, read the overview in the center of this page or the table of contents in the left column. Then click Next to start the first lesson.

For a more advanced look at the Address Book, including how to use multiple contact lists and how to change the default display of those multiple lists, see Become an Address Book expert.

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