Outlook 2007: Assign Shortcut Keys for Categorizing your Mail and Task Items

Posted June 6, 2007 by Rob Rogers in Microsoft Outlook

By giving each category a shortcut key, you can significantly reduce the time it takes to categorize an inbox full of email as well as a lengthy list of tasks. To assign shortcut keys to your categories, follow these steps:

1. Click Actions, mouseover Categorize, and select All Categories.

2. Click the category that you will assign a shortcut key.

3. Use the Shortcut Key dropdown to select a shortcut key from the list.

4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 for each category that requires a shortcut key.

5. Click OK.

Now when you wish to assign a category to an item, simply select the item and use the preassigned shortcut key for the desired category.


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