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Using Reminders

You’ve probably already noticed the Reminder check box in the lower portion of the Appointment window. By default, Outlook activates the Reminder feature when you create an appointment (until you turn the feature off in one appointment; and then subsequent appointments appear without Reminder selected). A reminder, in Outlook, simply lets you know a few minutes (or however long you specify) in advance of the appointment that you’ve got something to do. A reminder works like this:

When Outlook sees that it’s time to remind you about something, a chime plays (you can customize this feature, by the way—you’l learn how in the next section) and the Reminder dialog box appears (as shown in Figure 16-4). You then have the following choices:


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