Join Gini von Courter for an in-depth discussion in this video Use the Reading pane, part of Efficient Email Management with Outlook 2016 for Mac.
- [Narrator] When I am reviewing messages in my inbox…or in another folder,…I really like having Outlook's preview pane,…which is called the Reading Pane,…displayed here on the right-hand side…so that I don't have to open up a message…to be able to view its contents.…When the Reading Pane,…which is controlled on the Organize tab right here,…is turned off,…I get a little bit of information about the message,…but if I want to see the message I actually have…to double-click to open it to see what Kathy…is asking me about.…
With the Reading Pane on, however,…here on the right-hand side,…I get to see each and every one of my messages,…and if I'm on the Home tab,…I can simply Reply, or Reply All,…or Forward the selected message.…I don't need to do anything else to be able…to view or respond to this message.…I might display the Reading Pane at the bottom,…some people like this.…I actually prefer to have that narrower column…in the information viewer,…I don't like this as well,…but that's a personal preference.…
And you can choose bottom or right,…
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- Viewing messages by conversation
- Using Instant Search to find a message
- Saving a search as a Smart Folder
- Arranging email by date or by sender
- Creating inbox folders
- Customizing and using categories
- Flagging an email for action
- Creating and managing rules that handle messages
- Using out-of-office replies