Productivity

Ripping Off I Done This Journalling with Day One Thumbnail

Ripping Off I Done This Journalling with Day One

One of my New Years resolutions was to start journalling. The daily practice of writing is widely considered to improve one's psychological well being but my main reason for starting a diary relates to my absolutely appalling memory which would have less power to rob me of exciting experiences if I had a journal to [...]

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Outlook 2007 – Creating Search Folders for Combined Categories

How to create a custom search folder in Microsoft Outlook 2007 that shows mail categorised in more than one specified category. A combined category search folder using the logical AND rather than the OR operator.

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Instructions for Setting up Outlook 2007 for GTD

I’m moving to a new job soon and wanted to take the opportunity to set up the new email system in line with GTD (Getting Things Done) methodology.

Here’s my checklist for setting up the new system on Outlook 2007.
Most tips and code are taken from Simon Guest over at Simon Says but I’ve amended the code (very slightly) to suit my particular needs and naming conventions. For further details and descriptions please follow the links to his blog where I’ve listed them.

1. Create Folders at same level as Inbox

* @ACTION REQD
* @MEETINGS
* @READ
* @REFERENCE
* @PERSONAL
* @WAITING FOR

2. Create Macro for categorising and assigning email as task:

To create a new task from an email, select the email, run the NewTask macro, choose categories and at least one @CATEGORY, in my case @ACTION. Then you can choose to rename the subject title - this will become the new task.