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Outlook 2013: Action Items

​One of the new features in Outlook 2013 is the Action Items bar at the top of the message window. Depending on the Add-ins (Apps) you have installed/enabled, a suggested action may be triggered by the context of your email message.

Two default Add-ins are Bing Maps and Action Items.

a screenshot of an outlook mail item with Bing Maps and Action Items add-ins highlighted 

If an address is detected, click Bing Maps to expand a list of suggested map searches.

a screenshot of an outlook mail with Bing Maps having identified an address 

Click the address to expand an interactive view of the map.

a screenshot of the Bing Map 

If an action is detected, click Action Items to expand a suggested Follow Up task.

To add a new task, click the Follow Up flag at the bottom of the expanded window.

a screenshot of the Action Items drop down menu 

When the action is finished, click Mark Complete.

a screenshot of the Mark Complete button 

To Install/Enable or Delete/Disable apps, click File > Manage Add-ins

a screenshot of the Manage Add-Ins button 

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Last updated 12/13/2020 6:48 PM