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Exploring the user interface

From: Outlook 2007 Essential Training

Video: Exploring the user interface

Let's take a look at the user interface. The top, we have a standard Menu bar, and a toolbar. The toolbar is context sensitive, so the buttons on it and the things you can do will change depending on where we are in the application. So if we go down to Calendar, it'll change that toolbar to match. Let's go back to Mail. The main screen is divided into sections called panes. The far left pane is the Navigation pane. And it's the one we're going to use to jump around quickly, within the application. Now in this case, we're in our Mail, so we can use it to jump around within different areas of our mail, into different folders for example.

Exploring the user interface

Let's take a look at the user interface. The top, we have a standard Menu bar, and a toolbar. The toolbar is context sensitive, so the buttons on it and the things you can do will change depending on where we are in the application. So if we go down to Calendar, it'll change that toolbar to match. Let's go back to Mail. The main screen is divided into sections called panes. The far left pane is the Navigation pane. And it's the one we're going to use to jump around quickly, within the application. Now in this case, we're in our Mail, so we can use it to jump around within different areas of our mail, into different folders for example.

Our Junk E-mail, or our Inbox. Or we can use the bottom part of the Navigation pane to quickly jump around to another area of the application altogether. So to jump over into Contacts, I can click on Contacts. The Navigation pane is useful to get around, but if you're reading e-mail or something like that, you may not want it cluttering up the interface. So you can minimize the Navigation pane by clicking this button that has two arrows on it. As you can see, the Navigation pane is still available, it's just much smaller. And you can do many of the same things you could do when it's open, such as jump down to Contacts, and then back to Mail.

If you wish to maximize the Navigation pane again, simply click the corresponding button, and it will be maximized. On the far right is another pane that you can maximize or minimize. By default, the To-Do Bar is minimized. Click the double arrow button to maximize it. This of will give you a quick overview of your Calendar, any upcoming meetings or appointments you have for that day, and your Task list.

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Outlook 2007 Essential Training

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  1. 1m 38s
    1. Welcome
      19s
    2. Starting Microsoft Office Outlook 2007
      1m 19s
  2. 5m 20s
    1. What is Microsoft Office Outlook 2007?
      58s
    2. Exploring the user interface
      1m 33s
    3. Learning about the Ribbon
      2m 11s
    4. Using the Office button and the Quick Access toolbar
      38s
  3. 18m 6s
    1. The Inbox
      58s
    2. Reading email
      2m 14s
    3. Flagging for follow-up
      2m 6s
    4. Categorizing messages
      2m 2s
    5. Previewing attachments
      3m 45s
    6. Organizing messages
      3m 4s
    7. Dragging messages to create other items
      1m 27s
    8. Finding messages
      1m 16s
    9. Deleting messages
      1m 14s
  4. 23m 14s
    1. Creating a message
      27s
    2. Addressing email
      3m 39s
    3. Formatting text
      2m 10s
    4. Attaching and inserting
      6m 38s
    5. Flagging
      1m 41s
    6. Proofing tools
      1m 43s
    7. Sending email
      37s
    8. Sending and receiving internet email
      1m 22s
    9. Replying and forwarding
      2m 15s
    10. Resending a message
      54s
    11. Recalling and replacing a message
      1m 48s
  5. 31m 55s
    1. Viewing the Calendar
      1m 59s
    2. The different types of Calendar items
      55s
    3. Creating Appointments
      1m 9s
    4. Setting Appointment details pt. 1
      4m 46s
    5. Setting Appointment details pt. 2
      38s
    6. Creating Meetings and inviting people
      3m 46s
    7. Responding to Meeting Requests
      4m 11s
    8. Creating Events
      2m 15s
    9. Creating Tasks
      3m 1s
    10. Adding Holidays
      58s
    11. Printing the Calendar
      1m 31s
    12. Sharing Calendars
      4m 16s
    13. Managing multiple Calendars
      2m 30s
  6. 22m 12s
    1. Viewing Contacts
      1m 6s
    2. Searching for Contacts
      1m 48s
    3. Creating a new Contact
      4m 0s
    4. Editing the details of a Contact
      5m 56s
    5. Configuring business cards for Contacts
      4m 23s
    6. Categorizing Contacts
      56s
    7. Creating Distribution Lists
      3m 9s
    8. Printing Contacts
      54s
  7. 9m 30s
    1. Viewing Tasks
      1m 26s
    2. Creating a new Task
      45s
    3. Setting Task details
      4m 4s
    4. Using Reminders
      2m 16s
    5. Completing and deleting Tasks
      59s
  8. 4m 11s
    1. Creating new Notes
      1m 36s
    2. Forwarding Notes
      48s
    3. Date/Time Stamps
      47s
    4. Categorizing Notes
      1m 0s
  9. 32m 22s
    1. Adding additional email accounts
      3m 13s
    2. Creating and using Signatures
      3m 36s
    3. Customizing the look of your email messages
      2m 19s
    4. Polling with Outlook
      2m 51s
    5. Tracking messages
      3m 16s
    6. Directing replies to another email address
      1m 14s
    7. Configuring the Junk E-mail Filter
      8m 31s
    8. Using Rules to stay organized
      4m 35s
    9. Reading RSS feeds
      2m 47s
  10. 9m 23s
    1. Cleaning up your mailbox
      1m 3s
    2. Configuring Outlook options
      4m 34s
    3. Backing up and restoring your Outlook information
      3m 46s
  11. 10s
    1. Goodbye
      10s

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