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Exploring the user interface and some sneak peeks

From: Office 2013 New Features

Video: Exploring the user interface and some sneak peeks

Let's take a moment now to explore the new user interface here in Outlook 2013. The very first time you go to launch Outlook, you will be prompted to connect to your existing email addresses. So if you have any, whether they'd be Exchange accounts, maybe IMAP, or POP accounts like a Hotmail account, all you need to do is type in your email address and password and Outlook does a really good job in getting you connected. That's what I've done and here I am now arriving at my mailbox. So let's talk about what we see in front of us.

Exploring the user interface and some sneak peeks

Let's take a moment now to explore the new user interface here in Outlook 2013. The very first time you go to launch Outlook, you will be prompted to connect to your existing email addresses. So if you have any, whether they'd be Exchange accounts, maybe IMAP, or POP accounts like a Hotmail account, all you need to do is type in your email address and password and Outlook does a really good job in getting you connected. That's what I've done and here I am now arriving at my mailbox. So let's talk about what we see in front of us.

The flat clean look we saw in the other programs in the Office Suite 2013, same thing here. The ribbon is flat, the buttons are flat it's a clean look and as we move over to the left-hand side with the navigation pane collapsed, notice that by default the envelope icon is selected, representing your mailbox, and it's broken up into separate boxes as well. The Inbox is by default what is selected, so you're looking at your Inbox and any new messages that appear with this blue bar down the left-hand side.

There's something called sneak peeks as well, as you hover over messages you can see little tools popping up. Maybe this is one you want to flag, you can click the flag, maybe you find a message that you no longer need, you can click Delete right from there. So it's very efficient the way it's organized here helping you to work more efficiently with your mail items. The same applies to other areas in Outlook. Let's move over to the left-hand side and down, don't click the calender icon, just hover over it and you'll notice a sneak peek that appears here as well.

Now as we move into the sneak peek area, it appears for me at least that I have nothing scheduled today, but as we click other days we might see items that are scheduled, like a Lunch and Learn. If I go to the 14, look at that, I have a Board Meeting and it'll show me the time. If I want more details or I want to go in there, I can double-click the item and it opens it up in a separate window where I can start editing my appointment. Notice I haven't had to switch over to calender to do it. When I'm done, I close it up and I'm still looking at my mailbox.

As we move down to our Contacts, if you have any contacts you'll see your Favorites are there as well, where you can right-click a person to add them to your Favorites if you wanted to. Same thing goes for any Tasks or To-do Lists that you might have created and there are Search fields as well, where you can go to Search for Task, Create New Tasks, etcetera. All right, let's go back to our Inbox now, and move over to the right-hand side, if you have a message in front of you, great. I want you to see something new here. Yes, we still have on the ribbon, on the Home tab, Reply, Reply to All, etcetera.

But you also have those options at the very top of the Message itself. So if I wanted to reply to somebody who sent me this message, I can click Reply, automatically I am going to see information at the top, who it's going to. I can CC people, the Subject is the same, and I can start typing in my reply. Ready to send it, I click the Send button and off it goes, didn't mean to Reply, no problem, I can discard this. Notice also there's Pop Out, so if you're accustomed to working in a separate window, click Pop Out, and your reply will appear in a separate window and you can then send it off from there and it'll close up.

But I kind of like the idea that I can do everything right from here, where I was looking, where I started in the first place. Let's click Discard if we don't actually want to send that off. So you'll see that across the top of all of your messages. So these are just some of the nice changes you'll find in the user interface here in Outlook 2013 to help you work more efficiently.

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  1. 1m 38s
    1. Welcome
      1m 3s
    2. Using the exercise files
      35s
  2. 16m 49s
    1. Exploring the new user interface
      4m 57s
    2. Integrating with the cloud
      3m 42s
    3. Exploring Touch mode
      2m 53s
    4. Using the bookmark feature
      2m 18s
    5. Customizing the Ribbon with display options
      2m 59s
  3. 27m 44s
    1. Inserting online video
      4m 4s
    2. Editing PDF documents
      4m 58s
    3. Inserting and reading comments
      2m 55s
    4. Tracking changes and conversations
      2m 19s
    5. Using Read mode for longer documents
      4m 14s
    6. Using object zoom in Read mode
      1m 53s
    7. Exploring new templates in Word
      2m 47s
    8. Inserting objects with onscreen alignment guides
      4m 34s
  4. 28m 25s
    1. Filling empty cells using Flash Fill
      3m 38s
    2. Filtering records using a Timeline
      3m 11s
    3. Previewing with Quick Analysis
      4m 34s
    4. Using Chart Advisor recommendations
      2m 43s
    5. Finding errors and issues with Power view
      6m 16s
    6. Converting roman numerals into arabic numbers
      2m 42s
    7. Protecting data in a shared spreadsheet
      5m 21s
  5. 33m 36s
    1. Working with new templates
      3m 29s
    2. Exploring the new Presenter view
      3m 45s
    3. Using color adjustments
      2m 59s
    4. Inserting new charts
      8m 37s
    5. Positioning objects with various guides
      2m 50s
    6. Exploring new transition effects
      2m 55s
    7. Creating a custom shape
      4m 31s
    8. Playing an audio track across multiple slides
      4m 30s
  6. 7m 2s
    1. Exploring changes to the user interface
      3m 23s
    2. Exploring the new Access templates
      3m 39s
  7. 8m 48s
    1. Inserting online pictures into a publication
      3m 10s
    2. Using the scratch area for inserting images
      3m 30s
    3. Creating JPEGs with the Save for Photo Printing option
      2m 8s
  8. 18m 27s
    1. Exploring the new user interface
      4m 30s
    2. Changing views
      4m 8s
    3. Embedding files in a notebook
      3m 31s
    4. Linking notes to your Outlook calendar
      3m 57s
    5. Inserting a screenshot
      2m 21s
  9. 8m 8s
    1. Exploring the user interface and some sneak peeks
      3m 35s
    2. Using the Weather bar
      1m 42s
    3. Connecting to social networks
      2m 51s
  10. 29s
    1. Next steps
      29s

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